The Dark Thorn
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Richard McAllister, a spiritually destitute homeless man and Knight of the Yn Saith, protects one of seven portals linking his world to that of Annwn, where the fey Tuatha de Dannan of antiquity have been relegated by a long-running religious war.
Unknown to Richard though, powerful forces are aligning against him and all he stands to keep safe. In the wilds of a discarded world, Philip Plantagenet, son of Henry II, moves to claim a birthright nine centuries in the making, one that drives him to eliminate the Tuatha de Dannan—at any cost to both worlds.
In the halls of Vatican City, Cardinal Vicar Cormac Pell O’Connor schemes to control the Heliwr—the Unfettered Knight—one who possesses the great power known as the Dark Thorn.
The three men are on a collision course with history—and their futures.
For in the wilds of Annwn, death comes as easily as magic.
Haunted by a past he can’t forget and a knightly responsibility he can’t shun, Richard is drawn into levels of machinations—and two worlds—far darker than any he has prepared for.
There are two hardcover editions of The Dark Thorn to consider.
The first is a leather-bound Signed & Numbered 1st edition/first printing edition that is limited to only 500 copies, is triple-signed by author Shawn Speakman, artist Todd Lockwood, and cartographer Russ Charpentier who supplied the map of Annwn, and is $75.00.
The second is a 1st edition/1st printing trade hardcover that is limited between 1500-2500 copies, is unsigned, and is $30.00. The text and map for both editions of The Dark Thorn are the same.