A Dark Enchantment

A Dark Enchantment

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Greece, 1869. Godwin Tudor, a young English photographer recently arrived in Athens, is intrigued by the mysterious and maverick British landowner Edgar Brooke, whose vast estate dominates the island of Pyroxenia. Whilst visiting Brooke's remote home, Godwin is enchanted by the breathtaking landscape and his host's capricious young daughter Lydia. But all is not as it seems as inadvertently Godwin finds himself drawn into the centre of a dangerous political conspiracy. As events spiral out of control, Godwin does his best to play the diplomat in a terrifying international incident but the consequences prove more devastating than he can imagine. A maelstrom of romance, political intrigue and life-or-death drama, "A Dark Enchantment" marks the debut of an exciting new storyteller.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 35.56mm | 317.51g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0552775002
  • 9780552775007
  • 1,457,208

About Roland Vernon

Roland Vernon was born in 1961 and educated at Eton, King's College Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music. Between the ages of 16 and 28 he spent about four months of every year in Greece, developing a close affinity with the country, its people and history. After a brief career as a professional singer, he settled in the countryside, dividing his time between writing and managing his own small rural business. He is author of several biographical books on music, and, most recently, Star in the East, a biography of the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. He lives in Somerset with his wife and three sons, and still visits Greece as regularly as his commitments allow.show more

Review quote

"A rousing, red-blooded tale with colourful characters in an exotic setting" Joanne Harris "A vivid debut from a writer to watch." -- WATERSTONES.COM "This hugely enjoyable novel fairly rattles along at an ever-increasing page-turning rate... Debutant Vernon writes with all the assurance of an old pro, strong on character and good at finding the telling detail, and is definitely a name to watch." -- DAILY MAIL "A wonderful debut novel that completely transports you to another time and place... richly rewarding." -- SUNDAY EXPRESSshow more

Back cover copy

Greece, 1869 Godwin Tudor, a young English photographer recently arrived in Athens, is intrigued by the mysterious and maverick British landowner Edgar Brooke, whose vast estate dominates the island of Pyroxenia. Whilst visiting Brooke's remote home, Godwin is enchanted by the breathtaking landscape and captivated by his host's capricious young daughter. But all is not quite as idyllic as it seems. Inadvertently drawn into a terrifying international incident, Godwin does his best to play the diplomat. But consequences prove more devastating than he can imagine. A haunting tale of love, adventure and intrigue, A Dark Enchantment marks the debut of an exciting new storyteller. 'A rousing, red-blooded tale with colourful characters in an exotic setting' Joanne Harrisshow more

Review Text

"A wonderful debut novel that completely transports you to another time and place... richly rewarding."show more

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35 ratings
3.08 out of 5 stars
5 11% (4)
4 26% (9)
3 31% (11)
2 23% (8)
1 9% (3)
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