Silent Clarion — a Starbreaker novel

Naomi Bradleigh needed a break from her duties as an Adversary sworn to the Phoenix Society. What she got was the post-breakup working vacation from Hell.

How to Purchase

Unfortunately, Silent Clarion is currently a Kindle exclusive available from Amazon. If you want a paperback edition, you should contact Curiosity Quills Press.

From the Back Cover (2016 Edition)

My curiosity might get me killed.

I thought I needed a vacation from my duties as an Adversary in service to the Phoenix Society. After learning about unexplained disappearances in a little town called Clarion, I couldn't stop myself from checking it out.

Now I must protect a witness to two murders without any protection but my sword. I must identify a murderer who strikes from the shadows. I must expose secrets the Phoenix Society’s executive council is hellbent on keeping buried.

I have no support but an ally I dare not trust. If I cannot break the silence hiding what happened in Clarion’s past, I have no future.

I must discover the truth about Project Harker. Failure is not an option.

2016 Edition Cover

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Figure 1: Silent Clarion 2016 cover, courtesy of Curiosity Quills Press

2016 Edition Reviews

Amazon has plenty of reviews, but some bloggers were kind enough to also post reviews on their own sites. If you can't find yours below, drop me a line.

Dave Higgins' review

Graybosch creates an interesting world of light-handed and benevolent totalitarian rule against the background of a world that has rebuilt itself after a global collapse. This allows Artificial Intelligences and cutting-edge technology to sit comfortably next to ubiquitous mêlée combat and secrets hidden in the backwoods.

— from Davetopia

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Author's Notes

I honestly never meant to write a prequel to Without Bloodshed featuring Naomi as a young Adversary. I didn't mean to write it as a sixty-six chapter web serial that became a six-part Kindle serial before finally appearing as a novel. And I most certainly didn't mean to focus exclusively on this story at the expense of Shattered Guardian.

It was just supposed to be an expansion of a little novelette called "Steadfast" that I had written for Curiosity Quills Press. It didn't work out that way.