Bian’s Tale – Darkness Falls – first part

Here is the eighth episode of Bian’s Tale; the first part of Section 5 – ‘Darkness Falls’.

Seemingly alone in Saigon with only the unpleasant cousins from France, Bian comes to realize that she cannot satisfy all the demands made on her. To pursue one course is to destroy another. She must choose. Who will she betray?

In a Saigon haunted by a demonic tiger shifter, who is also the gang lord that wants the secrets of the Emperor’s gold from her family, will she even get the chance?

Who can she trust?

And, oh yes, this one ends on a cliffhanger.

Feedback folks. 🙂

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This episode from Bian’s Tale 1 – The Harvest of Lies has been removed.
The book will be available shortly on Amazon.



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About Mark Henwick

I was born in Africa and left out in the sun too often. An early interest in philosophy and psychology was adequately exorcised by tending bars. And while trying to enroll in a class to read Science Fiction full time, I ended up taking an engineering degree which splendidly qualified me to move into marketing. That in turn spawned a late onset career in creative writing. When not working, I get high by the slightly less conventional means of a small light aircraft. My first book, 'Sleight of Hand' is available on Amazon at

10 responses to “Bian’s Tale – Darkness Falls – first part”

  1. Dee DenBleyker says :

    The storyline is progressing nicely. I am eager for more!

  2. amper5andrew says :

    Hmm, seems to me that Monsieur Fontaudin has just robbed her blind. Why else would he be so shifty and talking about being careful with the money that she thinks there’s plenty of. I can’t decide who’s kidnapped her here.

  3. Justin says :

    Will Bian find out what her cousin was up to? ( i have my thoughts )Will she ever talk to her parents again? Find out next on Markball Z!

  4. Wendy says :

    I’m loving this! I’m totally caught up in it. Can’t wait for more!

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Thanks Wendy! I’m approximately two episodes ahead, so should be able to keep to the weekly release.

      It’s been very difficult to keep the reins on Bian and make her behave as a young French lady in the 1890s, but as you can see, that’s changing.

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