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The Shadow of His Wings

The Shadow of His Wings, a novel of the Six Kingdoms, by Bruce Fergusson

The first novel of the Six Kingdoms

 

The Shadow of His Wings is the story of a miner’s son, Lukan Barra, and his quest. Set near the end of the first millenium in Myrcia, one of the Six Kingdoms, the novel opens with the estrangement of Lukan from his criminal brother, Vearus, who returns from exile with the secret of healing and transformation of the flesh that gains him power second only to Myrcia’s despotic ruler, the Sanctor Grouin.

“The Shadow of His Wings was almost impossible to put down.  The characters are compelling, and watching Lukan develop from a good but gentle and very ordinary man into a hero with an iron will fascinated me.” — Christopher Stasheff

“…Fergusson has imagination and style to spare.  This satisfying story keeps the reader guessing what will happen next.” —Publishers Weekly

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The Mace of Souls

The Mace of Souls, a novel of the Six Kingdoms, by Bruce Fergusson

The second novel of the Six Kingdoms

Wealthy, high-born Amala Damarr was supposed to be the means for Falca Breks—a roughneck, thief, and extortionist—to fulfill his long-held dream of escaping the decaying port city of his birth. And so she proved to be, but not in the way he planned on—because leaving the dismal, dangerous streets and alleys of Draica included a price he never thought existed: two souls worth saving…and Falca Breks was about to discover that one of them was his own.

“Richly imagined…will confirm the praise accorded Fergusson’s debut effort, The Shadow of His Wings.” —Publishers Weekly

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Pass on the Cup of Dreams

Pass on the Cup of Dreams, a novel of the Six Kingdoms, by Bruce Fergusson

The third novel of the Six Kingdoms

Can a cut-throat reiver escape his nefarious past with the help of the only woman he’s ever loved and a promise he never dreamed he’d make? Falca Breks will find out on a journey through a wilderness more dangerous than the squalid city of his birth, toward confrontations with not only enemies past and present but also himself—and the lure of two things that could make him the richest and most powerful man in the Six Kingdoms.

Pass on the Cup of Dreams quickly immerses the reader in the imaginatively detailed fantasy world of the Six Kingdoms. Fergusson’s writing is excellent, the plot relentless, the characters wonderfully complex. If you enjoy gritty, dark fantasy you will find a feast here.” —Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling fantasy author

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Suspense Novels

 

Cover for Two Graves for Michael Furey by Bruce FergussonTwo Graves for Michael Furey

James Malloy has had his share of troubles, beginning with his father’s abandonment of his family, the fragile mental health of his wayward brother, Sean – and the sudden, violent end to Malloy’s dreams of a major league baseball career.
When he meets and falls in love with Katie Walsh, the skies open.
But not for long.
Shortly after the two become engaged, Katie disappears. Many months pass before he learns – in the most shattering way possible – what happened to her.
James Malloy’s ensuring hunt for Katie’s murderer – and the chance discovery of his missing brother’s shocking, long-kept secret – will lead Malloy to the remote mountain cabin of an artist named Helen Sommers and entangle him in a private obsession that spans time and distance and puts them both in the path of a vicious, demented killer.

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Cover for The Piper's Sons by Bruce FergussonThe Piper’s Sons

Here’s what others have said about the first of Bruce’s suspense novels, The Piper’s Sons,

“Occasionally a new novelist can offer characters I’ve never met before, and occasionally a novelist can tell a story I’ve never heard before.  In this terrific debut, Bruce Fergusson manages to do both. The Piper’s Sons is a brooding, unsettling thriller that manages to redefine the meaning of skeletons in the closet.” — Stephen White, author of Manner of Death

“Bruce Fergusson has what most suspense writers do not:  command of the English language. You’ll be up all night unearthing the secrets buried in The Piper’s Sons, and Fergusson makes the digging a pleasure, not work.  A powerful debut that will stay with you long after you close the book.” — Greg Iles, author of Mortal Fear

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Morgan’s Mill

Morgan's Mill by Bruce FergussonIn pursuing the mystery of his grandfather’s disappearance, Thomas Morgan discovers shocking secrets beneath the family’s soon-to-be-razed gristmill that have linked two families in a deadly symbiosis going back to the Civil War, secrets that will thrust Morgan—and the woman he loves—squarely into the sights of a psychopath.

Seamlessly weaving history of the Civil War and Underground Railroad with a contemporary story of corrosive control, psychotic possessiveness, retribution and redemption, Morgan’s Mill is a suspense novel of chilling psychological portraits and signature detail.

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Morgan's Mill by Bruce Fergusson

Morgan’s Mill

The full synopsis of Morgan’s Mill:  A year after his wife was killed in a small-plane crash, Thomas Morgan travels from his home in Seattle to the Eastern Shore town of Dare Creek, to visit his beloved grandfather and bear witness to a death of another kind:  the imminent razing of a 200 year-old grist …

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Pass on the Cup of Dreams

Can a cut-throat reiver escape his nefarious past with the help of the only woman he’s ever loved and a promise he never dreamed he’d make? Falca Breks will find out on a journey through a wilderness more dangerous than the squalid city of his birth, toward confrontations with not only enemies past and present …

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The Mace of Souls

Wealthy, high-born Amala Damarr was supposed to be the means for Falca Breks—a roughneck, thief, and extortionist—to fulfill his long-held dream of escaping the decaying port city of his birth. And so she proved to be, but not in the way he planned on—because leaving the dismal, dangerous streets and alleys of Draica included a …

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Cover for The Piper's Sons by Bruce Fergusson

The Piper’s Sons

Here’s what others have said about the first of Bruce’s suspense novels, The Piper’s Sons. “Occasionally a new novelist can offer characters I’ve never met before, and occasionally a novelist can tell a story I’ve never heard before.  In this terrific debut, Bruce Fergusson manages to do both. The Piper’s Sons is a brooding, unsettling …

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The Shadow of His Wings by Bruce Fergusson

The Shadow of His Wings

The Shadow of His Wings is the story of a miner’s son, Lukan Barra, and his quest. Set near the end of the first millenium in Myrcia, one of the Six Kingdoms, the novel opens with the estrangement of Lukan from his criminal brother, Vearus, who returns from exile with the secret of healing and …

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The Six Kingdoms Codex, A Companion Volume to the Six Kingdoms Novels, First Edition

The Six Kingdoms Codex

The Six Kingdoms Codex, the First Edition. Enjoy! Contents of The Six Kingdoms Codex: Cappoch Spetts’ Long Day THE CODEX GEBROAN MYRCIA LUCIDOR HELVEYLYN A Six Kingdoms Glossary Timberlimb Glossary Related posts: About

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Two Graves for Michael Furey

The full synopsis of Two Graves for Michael Furey: James Malloy has had his share of troubles, beginning with his father’s abandonment of his family, the fragile mental health of his wayward brother, Sean – and the sudden, violent end to Malloy’s dreams of a major league baseball career. When he meets and falls in …

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Mustangs

I’ve never owned a Mustang, but the car keeps showing up in my life. An old flame owned one.  She also owned–at the same time, mind you–an Austin-Healy Mark 3000.  She used the Mustang for road trips but still, having a choice of sweet cars to take anywhere was doubly impressive to me; then again …

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Taken To The Cleaners

The linen jacket I wore to the college graduation of my son, Brian, got soaked in a memorable downpour that sent both graduates and proud parents scurrying for cover.  I left the jacket in my car afterwards, thinking I’d take it to the cleaners, but didn’t get around to doing that for a few days.  …

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