The Damned

The Damned

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1914. The Outbreak of War

In the French City of Arras, Father Andreas is brutally murdered and the Catholic Inquisition sends its most determined and unhinged inquisitor to investigate. Poldek Tacit's mission is to protect the Church from those who seek to undermine it. At any cost.

As Tacit arrives, British and German soldiers confront each other across the horror that is No Man's Land and a beautiful French woman warns Lieutenant Henry Frost that there is a dark and unnatural foe lurking underground more awful than even Tacit can comprehend.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 133.35 x 203.2mm
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1913062031
  • 9781913062033

Review quote

"The Damned is a truly genre-busting novel, with characters to root for and villains to despise. Highly recommended." --Matthew Harffy, author, The Bernicia Chronicles "A kind of three-way mash-up of horror fiction, war novel and ecclesiastical thriller . . . works surprisingly well." --Daily Mail "Allegorical and erudite, this imaginative first volume establishes a world, a monolithic villain, and a catapult for Tacit and Isabella, Sandrine and Frost to confront the evil lurking in the volumes to come." --Kirkus Reviews "Richardson does a wonderful job of setting the scene; there's plenty of atmosphere . . . The historical elements are fascinating, as is the author's twist on the werewolf mythos, but the brooding, conflicted Tacit is the most compelling element. The conclusion will leave readers looking forward to the next installment." --Publishers Weekly
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About Tarn Richardson

Tarn Richardson was born in Bristol but brought up in a remote seventeenth century farmhouse near Taunton, Somerset, rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl. He now lives in Salisbury with his wife and children
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134 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 42% (56)
4 25% (33)
3 21% (28)
2 9% (12)
1 4% (5)
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