At the beginning of 1756, Corrinne de Chanaye, Philippe Gerrard, his son, Henri, and Charles VanderMeer are now separated by great distances, though not by choice. Philippe and Henri fight for New France. Philippe is in the Pennsylvania wilderness. Henri is sent to the fortress-port of Louisbourg near Nova Scotia. Corrinne and her twin babies, pursued by something evil, hide in an isolated house in the English settlement of southern Connecticut. Charles remains in Boston hoping to draw the servants of the vulnax away from Corrinne.
The demon-possessed Colonel Wilhelm von Kleinfels collects new and more deadly assassins, ones expert in venoms and poisons. Partnered with polished men of business, they craft multiple plans for murder, using subtle and unexpected methods, in unexpected places, among everyday crowds and familiar streets. Assassins attired in disguises of mercy for one purpose—to kill the descendants of the Great Houses without mercy. Find the châsse! Break the seals!
Evil cares little about life, …except to consume it
In the winter of 1754, Corrinne de Chanaye and Philippe Gerrard flee the corruption of New France to the city of Boston, hoping to begin a new life in the Massachusetts colony. In the center hold of the Falcon Queen, they bring with them a hex-sealed coffin containing the hand and jawbone of a vulnax wraith, a creature from a seven-hundred-year-old legend.
Across the ocean, this ancient evil has stirred. Freed from its grave, it possesses Wilhelm von Kleinfels, a Hessian major, who is sent in pursuit. His orders are clear. Find the coffin, break the seal, release the wraith, and kill Philippe, Corrinne, and their children.
The compelling Tales of the Ghost Eagle continue as the war between England and France escalates with the arrival of the European armies battling for control of North America. It is a vivid story of adventure, romance, coming of age, and the occult during the years of the French and Indian War.
Evil cares nothing about love…except that it be lost.
The Ghost Eagle (Book 1)
In 1753, Philippe Gerrard, a Montréal fur trader, risks his life and fortune to travel back to Rouen, France—a place where he was declared a traitor and a criminal—to rescue Henri, his twelve-year-old son, who has been confined by sanctuary within the walls of Saint Ouen's Church. Escaping across the Atlantic Ocean and venturing deep within the wilderness of New France, they believe they are safe from a vengeful Marquis. The aristocrat, however, sends a notorious assassin in pursuit, a man now possessed and intent on killing the fur trader and everyone he loves.
But something else follows them across the ocean. Something ancient and dark.
This tale of adventure, love, coming of age, and ancient evil unfolds against the clash between England, France, and the Iroquoian tribes for control of the natural wealth and lush lands of North America.
Quentin Grady was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon receiving a scholarship from the U.S. Navy in 1970, he graduated from the University of Utah in 1972 with degrees in computer science and mathematics. Subsequent to that he completed graduate studies in nuclear engineering. He served as a naval officer on nuclear submarines until 1980. After leaving the service, he held several senior management positions in the software industry for companies like Oracle, specializing in utility applications and engineering solutions. Passionate about fiction writing from an early age, he has devoted the last three years towards getting his first three novels published with several more in production.
The Falcon Queen is the third book in Tales of the Ghost Eagle series. Book 4 is expected to be published in September of 2015.
He lives in Tacoma, Washington
Works by Quentin Grady
- The Ghost Eagle, August 2013
- The Moon Promise, November, 2013
- The Falcon Queen, November, 2014
- The Hessian, December, 2015