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Thomas Heffernan

Love, sacifice and the brutal beauty of mortality

Zeel emerged from the black mass in the sky, hovering above the world, waiting, watching. Hundreds of shadow soldiers formed ranks around him, consolidated into one last army. The final battle to destroy the Legen. The end of conflict and the beginning of dominion.

When the only suspect in a violent homicide commits suicide, it seems like case closed. But Detective Gabriel O’Connor suspects a deeper mystery.

His investigation draws him to a young fortune teller, Ezra, who seems to know more than she is letting on.
They discover the murder is only the beginning of what lies in wait – an ancient, formless presence, its will set to one purpose: to black the light of humankind and cast the world into eternal darkness.

Gabe and Ezra soon find themselves at the centre of a universal conflict between an immense evil and a race of powerful beings sworn to destroy it.

Together, they must find the strength, in each other and in themselves, to survive. For within them lies the power to save the human race.

A terrifying, visceral journey into the dark reaches of the soul, Fabel is a story of love, sacrifice, and the brutal beauty of mortality.




About the Author

Thomas Heffernan is an Australian author and speechwriter. His first novel, Fabel, was shortlisted for the 2017 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards. His writing has featured in publications around the world, and he has written speeches for business leaders and politicians, including former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.

Praise for Fabel

“Fabel is a genre-defying, mind-bending masterpiece… an epic tale of good versus evil, a fast-paced, relentless journey that leaves you both satisfied, and hungry for more. This is a great first novel.”
– Horrifica Book Reviews

“Fabel explores the nature of good and evil, and the qualities of strength, compassion and humanity. The pace and confidence of the writing enables Heffernan to blur genres, inhabit an array of characters, straddle timelines and even transcend worlds. It is at its strongest in the development of authentic characters and their relationships.”
– 2017 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards – Fiction Award – judges’ comments








Fabel by Thomas Heffernan

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ISBN: 9781925442328
Format: Paperback 203mm x 133mm
Extent: 376 pages
RRP: $22.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Fiction