The Poisoned Garden

by Phill Featherstone (Author)

The Poisoned Garden" is book 1 of the Leopard's Bane series, an action packed epic that will be loved by fans of fantasy fiction.

Book Description:​

“The Poisoned Garden” is set in the ancient city of Chamaris, which is ruled by a small group of wealthy and powerful men. At their head is Karkis, who is ageing and going blind. He has two sons by two wives. The elder, Ragul, is strong, athletic and a bully. The son of his second wife is called Peglar. He is quiet and prefers books to fighting. Karkis must choose one of them to inherit his power and his vast fortune, and he challenges them to compete to impress him.
Ragul does everything he can to get the better of Peglar, but he becomes increasingly frustrated as his half-brother avoids the traps he sets.
By chance Peglar meets Yalka, a poor girl from the slums. He’s wary of her and doesn’t understand her, but at the same time he’s fascinated because she is like no one he has met before. They continue to meet in secret, and she turns his world upside down by showing him a side of life he never knew existed, so that he begins to question his upbringing and the privileged life he enjoys.
Meanwhile, in a desperate attempt to get ahead, Ragul uses his beautiful but cruel sister, Malina, in a sordid plot to disgrace Peglar. After luring Peglar into a private meeting, Malina accuses him of assaulting her. Ragul seizes on this as an opportunity to challenge Peglar to combat, and despite being innocent he must accept. There is no doubt that Ragul will win, but will that be the end of it?

The Poisoned Garden” is book 1 of the Leopard’s Bane series, an action packed epic that will be loved by fans of fantasy fiction.

“A skilfully plotted novel set in a vividly described, unjust world. Highly recommended!” The Wishing Shelf
“A fantasy with a brutal and raw storyline and well-developed characters.” Fiction Vixen
A Wishing Shelf Book Award Finalist

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We are proud to announce that THE POISONED GARDEN by Phill Featherstone has been honored with the B.R.A.G. Medallion (Book Readers Appreciation Group). It now joins the very select award-winning, reader-recommended books at indieBRAG.

Phill Featherstone (Author)

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Phill alternates between writing, drinking coffee, and playing the saxaphone (badly) – not always in that order. He lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England with Sally, his wife and partner of more years than they can count. Phill is the award winning author of a number of novels and short stories. Most are about young people and therefore get the YA tag, but they’re enjoyed by readers of all ages, including retirees. ‘Paradise Girl’, Book 1 of Phill’s REBOOT trilogy, is set in the northern hills where, amidst the majestic beauty of the rolling moors, a world pandemic consigns a lone young woman to a bleak future. In Book 2, ‘Aftershocks’, her twin brother sets out to discover the truth behind the infection. REBOOT concludes with ‘Jericho Rose’. By now the pandemic is over and it’s time to rebuild. However, there are a selfish few who seek to exploit the situation for their own ends and this risks losing the little that’s left. Phill’s fourth novel, ‘The God Jar’, is a tale of magic and mystery which straddles 16th century Europe and 20th century England. John Dee, Elizabethan sorcerer and mystic, finds a jar which he discovers has supernatural powers. 400 years later it resurfaces when a pair of honeymooners come across it on a diving trip. But have they found the jar or has it found them? In ‘What Dreams We Had!’ a group of young people are offered a fantastic holiday in Italy, but once there they are forced to confront uncomfortable truths about who they are and what’s important to them, and to wonder whether anything they thought was real actually is. In ‘I Know What You’re Thinking’ a pair of teenagers share the ability to see into each other’s mind. When one of them is kidnapped the other must use this gift to find them, but nothing is easy in this taut thriller. Phill has also written a book of short stories, ‘Undiscovered Countries’ which is free to subscribers to his his email newsletter. Details are on his website. Phill is a member of The Society of Authors, The Alliance of Independent Authors, Promoting Yorkshire Authors, Sheffield Authors, and The British Library.

The Poisoned Garden

We are proud to announce that THE POISONED GARDEN by Phill Featherstone has been honored with the B.R.A.G. Medallion (Book Readers Appreciation Group). It now joins the very select award-winning, reader-recommended books at indieBRAG.

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