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Alex Caine is a martial artist fighting in illegal cage matches. His powerful secret weapon is an unnatural vision that allows him to see his opponents' moves before they know their intentions themselves.

An enigmatic Englishman, Patrick Welby, approaches Alex after a fight and reveals, 'I know your secret.' Welby shows Alex how to unleash a breathtaking realm of magic and power, drawing him into a mind-bending adventure beyond his control.

And control is something Alex values above all else...

A cursed grimoire binds Alex to Uthentia, a chaotic Fey godling, who leads him towards chaos and murder, an urge Alex finds harder and harder to resist. Befriended by Silhouette, a monstrous Kin beauty, Alex sets out to recover the only things that will free him - the shards of the Darak. But that powerful stone also has the potential to unleash a catastrophe which could mean the end of the world as we know it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 23mm | 454g
  • English
  • 1941987834
  • 9781941987834
  • 2,490,072

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Alan Baxter delivers a heady mix of magic, monsters and bloody fights to the death. Nobody does kick-ass brutality like Baxter. Greig Beck, bestselling author, Beneath the Dark Ice and Dark Rising (Alex Hunter series)"
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About Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter is a writer, a Kung-Fu instructor, and a video game dialogue creator. He is the author of the dark urban fantasy duology, RealmShift and MageSign, as well as the Alex Cain series. He co-authored the short horror novel, Dark Rite, and his short fiction has been published throughout Australia, the US, the UK, and France and has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Postscripts, and Midnight Echo, among many others. His work has appeared more than twenty anthologies, including the Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror three times.
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340 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 24% (83)
4 44% (149)
3 23% (79)
2 5% (18)
1 3% (11)
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