The novels of Madeleine Brent, one of the world’s leading romance adventure writers, are now available in paperback editions.
Madeleine Brent won the Romantic Novelist Association’s Novelist of the Year award in 1978, was shortlisted for the award twice as well as having her novels published in eleven countries.
Jani, the strange and lovely heroine, has been brought up in a remote region of the Himalayas in Tibet by a runaway English soldier. Both Jani’s past and that of her soldier protector are shrouded in a mystery that grows ever deeper for Jani when the foreign demon on a black horse comes from the south to take her away to a new and frightening world – a London orphanage.
Later, when she moves on and finds the Woman in Red, Jani becomes one of the family in a Hampshire household. And it is here that her past is gradually uncovered. She becomes locked in a macabre struggle, long prophesied by the High Lama of her Tibetan youth, against the strange and terrifying powers of the Silver Man.
Madeleine Brent’s story of love and loyalty, of mystery and danger, moves on to a startling climax back amid the Himalayas where it all began as Jani’s secret is unravelled.
Madeleine Brent was the pseudonym used by Peter O’Donnell, who also created the legendary thriller heroine Modesty Blaise. Madeleine Brent’s real identity was one of publishing’s best kept secrets.
“It has half-a-dozen novels’ worth of drama, colour, exotic settings and romantic characters. For heaven’s sake, read it!”
“Recounted with humour, charm and genuine excitement.”