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A Dark Enchantment
A Dark Enchantment

A Dark Enchantment


496 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $27.95 (US $27.95)

Publication Date: April 2008

ISBN 9780385615396

Rights: US

Transworld Publishers (Apr 2008)
Doubleday UK

Price: $27.95


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. While 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.


"A rousing, red-blooded tale with colourful characters in an exotic setting."  —Joanne Harris

"This hugely enjoyable novel fairly rattles along at an ever-increasing page-turning rate . . . 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 Express

Author Biography

Roland Vernon is the author of several biographical books on music, and, most recently, Star in the East, a biography of the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. A Dark Enchantment is his first novel and it won the inaugural Daily Mail First Novel Award.