Breachman is the debut novel by author Chris Barker – a British author with a love of action, low-fantasy and building characters to love and hate.

The story is one of a tiny kingdom, cut off from any knowledge of the wider world around it, being torn apart by forces within as it withers. One side of the long-running civil war is fighting to restore order and cling to the past, whilst the other seeks freedom from oppression of a monarch and his quasi-religious government.

In a land where resources are scarce, technology and culture has developed in new directions. But newly found abundance threatens to shake the balance and bring a bloody end to the fighting.

Volchak, Commander of the Breachmen, has spent a lifetime fighting. Now he has time for just one more war. But when you have to fight to find peace, how can it ever end?

With the advancements he has made in the art of anatomy, Stirc will perform miracles of medicine. If a few more subjects need to be sacrificed along the way, then so be it.

Kaelith is a dashing warrior, a soldier of fortune, a famed intellect and quite the looker. Or so he will tell you. But he’s running out of friends, and is about to play the last trick he has up his sleeve.

And Flea? She is just happy to be alive. When you’re a seventeen-year-old convicted murderer fighting for the Breachmen, being alive is something to hold on to.

The people of Yrfrite will soon be crushed under the boots of the Royal Guard. The rebel Duke can’t stand against the might of the King’s army and the ferocity of the Breachmen. Yet someone is pulling the strings of this conflict. Soon, something will change the fight forever.

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