First of the Virian Companions
First of the Virian Companions, telling the back-stories of Mustapha Morphew and Malawi Redigan, the lovers who never really were.
Mustapha comes from one of the old Northern Virian travelling clans, but a chance meeting with a sorcerer from another world makes him yearn for more than the usual routine. His curiosity leads him in unexpected directions and his fascination with gambling shapes his future in ways which he could never have imagined.
Malawi was born into a privileged Southern Virian family, growing up in a large mansion on the outskirts of the capital. She always feels overshadowed by her glamorous and graceful elder sister. The enduring feelings of jealousy shape her life and lead her to embrace the darker side of her nature.
When the two meet, strong feelings are unleashed and their lives are transformed beyond all expectations. Mustapha pursues the unattainable Malawi, even though she regards him as a mere plaything, to be discarded once the initial excitement wears off.
Eventually, Mustapha realises that she will never love him, but by that time, his life is in ruins, with no prospects for a happy future. Can he find love in the arms of another woman or will he be forever doomed to a life of poverty and misery?
Publisher: Symanah Publishing
Tropes: Ancient Weapon, Becoming a Monster, Big Sword, Dark Enemy, Prophesy, Secret Society
Setting: Fenian Galaxy, Planets Viria and Yttria
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters