The Deadly Mark
In 1821, several forces come together to unite a fractured, war-torn kingdom. Kathleen being the centre of the conflict and the heiress to the throne is propelled into a terrifying world of power and responsibility by a king as harsh as the land he was born to rule.
Threatened by the desires of dangerous men who see her as only a pawn in their games of power, Kathleen is trapped by the hands of a cruel prince, who has proven he will stop at nothing to have his way. And if he can't have her, no one will.
Sweeping from household to household, a secret of death and murder causes each life to hang in balance in a war of kill or be killed. Tragedy and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, disgrace and terror, and the fate of the Kingdom rely on the secret of the deadly mark.
“Captivating from the first page. A wild ride through a corrupt 19th
Century bureaucracy, complete with a suicidal princess, homicidal
suitors, and a champion worth dying for.”
—Tania L. Ramos, Author of Be Still
“The Deadly Mark is a passionate exploration of power and intrigue. Using evocative imagery and absorbing language, the book takes you on a journey that leaves your imagination hinging on the edge.”
——David Alexander, CEO of Arbitrage Magazine
“A fast-paced tale of courtly intrigue, dastardly deeds, a loyal
guardsman, and his quest to save a tormented princess from her
own self-destructive nature. The Deadly Mark is an entertaining
offering from promising new author Katherine Nader.”
—Michelle Proulx, Author of Imminent Danger