A small clan of women with supernatural powers have quietly shaped the world’s destiny for centuries. A multi-generational rift between clan members pits Jaz, a young member of Montreal’s aristocracy, against factions seeking to create chaos by igniting the powder-keg of tensions between Catholics and Protestants. Jaz is forced to face decisions about duty to her clan, humanity, and the feelings for the man she secretly loves but can never have.
The historical backdrop of this story has fascinating real-world characters and events such as an inflammatory exposé published in 1836 which became the world’s second most read publication after Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The authenticity of this publication is hotly disputed even today – did the events described really happen or was it fake news?
This novella is a self-contained story and provides some background and colour for the supernatural clans – The Chord and Le Perjure – featured in Books Two and Three of The Nude Detective Series.
Blood Rift - The Rise of the Adepts is free to download until July 31st from Apple and Kobo or either a PDF or ePub version below. It is also available from Amazon but I wasn't able to set the price to zero on their platform, so it is set to the minimum allowable