Alex Caine, a fighter by trade, is drawn into a world he never knew existed - a world he wishes he'd never found.
Alex Caine is a martial artist fighting in illegal cage matches. His powerful secret weapon is an unnatural vision that allows him to see his opponents' moves before they know their intentions themselves.
An enigmatic Englishman, Patrick Welby, approaches Alex after a fight and reveals, 'I know your secret.' Welby shows Alex how to unleash a breathtaking realm of magic and power, drawing him into a mind-bending adventure beyond his control. And control is something Alex values above all else.
A cursed grimoire binds Alex to Uthentia, a chaotic Fey godling, who leads him towards chaos and murder, an urge Alex finds harder and harder to resist. Befriended by Silhouette, a monstrous Kin beauty, Alex sets out to recover the only things that will free him - the shards of the Darak. But that powerful stone also has the potential to unleash a catastrophe which could mean the end of the world as we know it.
Shortlisted for the 2015 Ditmar awards - Best Novel
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This cracking debut novel from Alan Baxter—a New South Wales native and kung fu instructor—had us hooked from page one and eager to read more of the author’s writing. Alex Caine is a champion fighter whose powers extend beyond the martial arts. In this riveting first instalment of Baxter’s urban-fantasy series, his magnetic bad-boy hero grapples with his magical powers and finds himself journeying deeper into a world of intrigue, action and supernatural mystery.
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Couldn't put it down. Great read!
Alex Caine Book 1
One of the best books I have read in my life the description is wonderful and is full of suspense good for any ages.