Mark Alder is the pseudonym for fantasy author M.D. Lachlan. A journalist who has written for several national papers, he lives in Brighton with his family.
If you're looking for swashbuckling, diabolical intrigue, class hatred and a rather touching lesbian romance, this is going to fill in your empty hours rather neatly. Alder's glorious romp draws inspiration from the already incredible life of 17th-century noblewoman and duellist Julie D'Aubigny, spinning a fast-paced tale of pacts with the Devil, love and revenge. * The i *