A Dark Enchantment is a nineteenth-century historical story of an Englishman who is drawn into a maelstrom of romance, political intrigue and life-or-death drama.
Godwin Tudor, a young English photographer recently arrived in Athens, is intrigued by the mysterious and maverick British landowner Edgar Brooke, whose vast estate dominates the island of Pyroxenia.
Whilst visiting Brooke's remote home, Godwin is enchanted by the breathtaking landscape and his host's capricious young daughter Lydia. But all is not as it seems as inadvertently Godwin finds himself drawn into the centre of a dangerous political conspiracy.
As events spiral out of control, Godwin does his best to play the diplomat in a terrifying international incident but the consequences prove more devastating than he can imagine.
A maelstrom of romance, political intrigue and life-or-death drama, A Dark Enchantment marks the debut of an exciting new storyteller.
“A vivid debut from a writer to watch.”
“This hugely enjoyable novel fairly rattles along at an ever-increasing page-turning rate... Debutant Vernon writes with all the assurance of an old pro, strong on character and good at finding the telling detail, and is definitely a name to watch.”
“A wonderful debut novel that completely transports you to another time and place... richly rewarding.”
“A rousing, red-blooded tale with colourful characters in an exotic setting”