The Silk Betrayal

The Silk Betrayal

The first book of the Arcist Chronicles, published by Guardbridge Books


A young man travels to the city to study magic, but he finds intrigue and revolution.

Pavresh hoped to master the intricacies of arcist magic. Instead, he finds himself entangled in the city's events. While princes scheme against each other for power, revolutionaries plot against them all to overthrow the rigid caste system. Poets try to inspire change with heretical words, while militants plan more forceful action. A woman born to the princely class, rendered untouchable by a disfiguring accident, sees in revolution a path to a better life. All these strands meet at the home of Chaitan, the elderly master magician from whom Pavresh wishes to learn.

In such an environment, betrayal is inevitable. When loyalties conflict, how does one decide whom to betray?

The print edition of the book was released in December, 2017. And it's beautiful, in both paperback and hardcover editions. If you are in the UK, you can get a copy faster and cheaper (with more money going to both publisher and author) directly from the publisher's website.

The Kindle version of the book was released on April 1, 2018 (no foolin'), so now you have no excuses... Get a copy in whatever format you prefer.

But wait, it's book 1? What about the rest? I am working on the sequel at the moment (spring 2018). I'll share more news when I have more to share. But have no fears—while there's more to tell, more stories and more magic, The Silk Betrayal is complete in the way the characters' arcs reach their conclusions, and the story stands alone.

Check out the awesome map for the book below:
Map of the Valley of Eghsal