Dead Letter: An Epic Fantasy Mystery (Prelude to Epic Fantasy Best Seller, Dragon Choir)

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Prelude to the #1 Epic Fantasy Best Seller, Dragon Choir.
An outcast sorcerer is lost in the city of gold, boiling in a cauldron of lies.
Novice Kettna is commissioned to solve a string of robberies, but is haunted by a forbidden secret. Murder, blackmail and espionage drive her investigation into the shadows of danger where she must confront Bloody Agnus, the queen of the criminal underworld. Can a mage with failing magic discover the truth to find her lost love and save the city from itself?

Sword and Sorcery simmering with Mystery and Mayhem.
Dive into the magical world of Oranica and steel yourself for adventure. From the boundless imagination of bestselling author, Benjamin Descovich, comes a turbulent tale set in the City of Gold, Calimska. The daughter of the Archmagus has an impenetrable intellect, but her talent with magic is waning. To her shame, she is incapable of passing the trials of sorcery and is sent to serve on the city guard. With the help of a caustic, yet beautiful, guardian and a poor kitchen hand, Kettna uncovers a deadly conspiracy that threatens the great city.

Only one thing can keep a secret buried, a Dead Letter.

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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3926 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01G34FV96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Watch out for Kettna.

 on 6 April 2017
By Tony L. Duxbury
I really enjoyed this detective type fantasy. Great world building and a very likable main character. Kettna has to leave the wizard’s isle to do a year’s civil duty with the city watch. She sees it as both a blessing and a punishment. She has disappointed her mother, the head of the order, by failing her trials and having a prohibited love affair. On the other hand, she hopes to find her lost love in the city. Calimska, a once great city, has now become mired in corruption. It has a two-tier system, those Guild affiliated and those not. Anyone not part of a guild has no prospects. The guilds run the city. It is also awash with crime and drugs. The watch commander, the Constable, virtually has his hands tied and a string of baffling crimes that he cannot solve. Kettna is thrust into the role of investigator, the only one on the force. More by logic and reason, than by magical means she comes to the conclusion that all the latest high profile crimes are connected. One by one she solves the mysteries, but when she finds out who is behind it all, she cannot act. A shadow hangs over her. I loved the character of Kettna, timid and logical, but with lots of quiet determination, she makes a great detective. I would recommend this to any fantasy fan who enjoys quiet reasoning as well as action.

A pleasant surprise…

 on 18 March 2017
By Amazon Customer
Entertaining, interesting book. Would recommend it.

Fantastic

 on 4 April 2017
By Jess Wright
Great read, great world, great characters. Hoping the next one is available to buy, would recommend for fantasy lovers. Not too dark or deep, overall great casual read

Dead Letter

2 people found this helpful.
 on 11 June 2016
By Steve D.
This story is a prequel to Dragon Choir and I was happy to revisit the city of Calimska and some of the inhabitants I’d previously read about. It’s a tale of mystery, intrigue and magic, with plenty action thrown in for good measure.

Both her mother and father have great magical skills but she can’t master more than the …

2 people found this helpful.
 on 15 June 2016
By Susie
Kettna is a novice sorcerer and it seems it may stay that way. Both her mother and father have great magical skills but she can’t master more than the basics and is being left behind as her friends progress. She is granted leave from her home to serve in the Calimska city guard but is unsure whether this is a reward or punishment. In the city she is thrown into a world of greed and intrigue and tasked with helping the city guard solve a mystery. Are people treating her with courtesy because of who she is or is she being used for the same reason? Where can she turn for help without seeming like a spoilt brat. Kettna has to navigate her way through a society on the brink of unrest and prove herself worth of the post of city constable. Will she succeed or will her powers fail her?

and this prequel is as good as any I have come across (rather like ‘The …

One person found this helpful.
 on 14 December 2016
By Amazon Customer
Descovich has mastered the art of placing a keen investigatory element into fantasy fiction, and this prequel is as good as any I have come across (rather like ‘The Pottery Maker’ I read recently). The central character in Dead Letter has to endure, yet she prevails and the twists and turns are impeccably written towards the climatic end. I will look for more from this man.

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