The Silk Betrayal

The Silk Betrayal

A new novel, coming fall 2017 from Guardbridge Books



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

Parvesh hoped to master the intricacies of magic. Instead, he finds himself entangled in the city's events.

While princes plot 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 Parvesh wishes to learn.

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

A fantasy novel with a unique setting: an India-flavored culture, fields of hot springs and geysers.