Guy of Gisburne, knight and agent to Prince John, is all that stands between England and anarchy, fighting a shadow battle to protect the kingdom from those who would destroy it. Returning to England after foiling a plot to destroy Jerusalem, Guy of Gisburne is arrested and hauled to the Tower of London; John, England's regent in the absence of its monstrous King, needs his knight once more. A killer has broken into the Prince's most secure castle in the rth and left a message, drawn on the skin of one of his victims: 'the circle is closing, ' signed with a handprint in blood. Is the threat genuine? Who or what is the Red Hand? Someone is killing John's men, and the obvious culprit - the most dangerous man in the Kingdom, Hood himself - has an alibi even Guy can't deny.
Toby Venables is a novelist, screenwriter and lecturer in Film Studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. He grew up watching old Universal horror movies when his parents thought he was asleep, reading 2000A D and obsessing about Beowulf. There was probably a bit more to it, but he can't quite remember what it was. He has since worked as a journalist and magazine editor - and once orchestrated an elaborate Halloween hoax for which he built and photographed a werewolf. He still works as a freelance copywriter, and in 2001 won the Keats-Shelley Memorial Prize. His first novel (for Abaddon) was The Viking Dead - a historical-zombie-SF mashup which has been described as A fantastic mix of history, violence and horror and ludicrous fun.
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Paperback / softback
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Mass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound