A press release from Michael Molcher of Solaris Books:
In just under two months, we’re going to be publishing a title I’ve looked forward to for some time – Gideon’s Angel by Clifford Beal. Not only is it a great book set during the English Civil War, but Clifford is a fascinating guy and a former editor of Jane’s Defence Weekly!
1653. Naive Royalists plot the downfall of Oliver Cromwell. But only one man knows the true enemy isn’t the Lord Protector – not when Satan is after the throne of England.
The English Civil War has ended with Cromwell now king in all but name. Many want him dead, including exiled royal officer, Richard Treadwell. But when the soldier-for-hire returns to England, he uncovers another plot to assassinate Cromwell that could bring a very different monarch to the throne – Satan himself!
Treadwell must choose between avenging the family and fortune stolen from him and the future of his country – because in order to save England from the Devil, he is going to have to save Cromwell.
Not to mention convincing a certain musketeer by the name of d’Artagnan that he should help him rather than drag him back to his would-be masters in France.
With gorgeous alternate covers for the UK and North America, demons, religion, magic, Freemasons, and Ranters all tangle together in this bloody historical adventure that requires an old Cavalier to save the English throne from the Lord of Hell!
Gideon’s Angel will be released February 28th in the UK (£7.99. ISBN 978-1-78108-083-2), and March 11th in the US & Canada ($7.99/$10.99. ISBN 978-1-78108-084-9). Also available as an ebook.
About the author: Clifford Beal, originally from Providence, Rhode Island, worked for 20 years as an international journalist and is the former editor-in-chief of Jane’s Defence Weekly in London. He is the author of Quelch’s Gold (Praeger Book 2007), the true story of a little-known but remarkable early 18th century Anglo-American pirate.