Neil Gaiman meets Northern Lights in this dark and epic fantasy novel about the secrets we keep, the lies we need to believe and the things that are truly worth fighting for.
True honour is endless.
1935. Norfolk. War is looming in Great Britain and the sprawling country estate of Alderberen Hall is shadowed by suspicion and paranoia. Alderberen's newest resident, Delphine Venner, is determined to uncover the secrets of the Hall's elite society, which has taken in her gullible mother and unstable father.
As she explores the house and discovers the secret network of hidden passages that thread through the estate, Delphine unearths a world more dark and threatening than she ever imagined. With the help of head gamekeeper Mr Garforth, Delphine must learn the bloody lessons of war and find the soldier within herself in time to battle the deadly forces amassing in the woods...
Tim Clare is a writer, poet and musician. His debut novel, The Honours, was published in 2015 by Canongate and was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. His second novel, The Ice House, a sequel to The Honours, was published in 2019. Tim has also written for the Guardian, The Times, the Independent and the Big Issue, and presents the fiction writing podcast Death Of 1,000 Cuts. @timclarepoet | timclarepoet.co.uk
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