The albino French nobleman “Paen of Aquitaine” is summoned by King Stephen of England to execute a scheme of vital importance. Bound to the King by a mutual wickedness Paen tries to atone for both their sins by undertaking a secret mission designed to bring peace to the realm.
During the course of his commission, accompanied by the psychopathic Gitred, he encounters evil and self interest at nearly every turn. Possessed of powers others would dream of Paen is forced to use these in increasingly imaginative ways in order to achieve his objectives. He faces many challenges as he is forced to deal with his inner demons.
Set in the 12th century this tale echoes through to modern times as Jenny Barnes of “The Futurologist Weekly” discovers a secret in the cellar of her house in Valence, France. Prepare to see old fears through new eyes as Paen encounters witches, vampires and freak manufacturers. This Gothic tale is set against a backdrop of murder, anarchy and political intrigue.