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The Dawn of Long Shadows

C.C. Edmonston

London, November 1752, and the bitter nights are sharper than a cutthroat’s knife. Battle-scarred from the sickening sights he’s seen, former infantryman Jonathan Birch must escort a respectable judge along the dangerous road to York. But the ghosts of our past seldom long stay silent, and weary from the horrors he’s witnessed, Birch’s war is now waged with his mind.

London, November 1752, and the bitter nights are sharper than a cutthroat’s knife.

Battle-scarred from the sickening sights he’s seen, former infantryman Jonathan Birch must escort a respectable judge along the dangerous road to York. But the ghosts of our past seldom long stay silent, and weary from the horrors he’s witnessed, Birch’s war is now waged with his mind.

Grace Blackrose dwells in the stinking mud that the tide of the Thames leaves behind, scavenging whatever she can find to sell. But having been on her knees for so long, with nothing but thoughts of revenge to warm her bones, she’ll gladly swap wallowing in misery for a chance to even the score with the man who put her there.

Bow Street Runner, Sebastian Thrift has seen all that London’s crime-infested streets can offer, yet the brutal murder of a young child is enough to push any lawman over the edge. This time though there’s devilry afoot, and evidence of a sacrificial motive for the killing seems clear. On the trail of the one he suspects is responsible, Thrift must race to stop the culprit before he strikes again. Or worse: alters the very course of the world itself.

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