Troubador The Dreams of the Black Butterfly

Released: 28/02/2016

eISBN: 9781785895913

Format: eBook

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The Dreams of the Black Butterfly


Moises Quispé has heard the whispered rumours about the Black Butterfly – its hypnotic, velvet wings, two feet across and as dark and mystical as the Peruvian jungle night; a jungle receding to a soundtrack of chainsaws and hate; a jungle that gave him life and embraces the spirit of his murdered family. So he searches. Not because of the one million nuevo sol offered for its capture by the maniacal Mr Dollie, or because his mentor – who believes the rumours – has disappeared so completely, but because he must. Perhaps the Black Butterfly has been searching for him too, desperate to reveal the tight, elegant writing embedded in its wings. Its stories: tall, dark and cautionary tales of a doomed humanity that he alone can read. And when the butterfly finally submits, the danger that Moises finds himself in pales into insignificance against the fate of humanity itself. The Black Butterfly has chosen him to deliver its message and the future of mankind is in his hands. Man’s imagination will be nature’s revenge... This gripping and suspensive thriller will appeal to readers who enjoy being kept guessing.

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Mark James Barrett

Mark James Barrett is a Freelance writer, author and screenwriter.

He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 with an MA in Creative Writing and has since been short-listed for the Impress Prize for New Writers and the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest.

His first long work of fiction, 'The Dreams of the Black Butterfly', was printed by Matador Publishing in February 2016.

He is currently working on a novel, and preparing to start work on a screenplay for a major motion picture about the gunpowder plot, working title Guy Fawkes, which will be produced by Elsa Media.

Mark lives in West Yorkshire with his wife Victoria, their daughters Lara and Isabella, and a nervous cat called Dorothy.

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