>> Friday, March 20, 2015
Blackcloak is the disturbing tale of a fractured, damaged personality set in a land not unlike ancient China. Here, elemental forces are real, dreams can reshape a lifetime and the night is owned by horrifying yet revered entities. Here, two very different halves of the same man are teased out, tempted, examined, cross-examined and eventually reconstructed to form a whole of unprecedented power. Two ambitious women vie for control over this potential weapon: Dhiana, who took his memories in the first place, and Vachaelle, who is determined to mould the boy into a sword of her own.
A twisted bildungsroman that takes both paths when the road forks. A psychic interrogation that leaves no door unopened. A killing romp that starts with a single drop of blood…
W. James Chan earned a degree in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He currently resides in Sydney with his partner Kate and two Norwegian Forest Cats.