South London-bred Sara Bain started adult life as an English Barrister.
A trip to Europe emptied her pockets, however, and she decided to take the first job that would offer regular payments into her bank account - that was a position as sub-editor for a leading legal publishing company.
She then went on to become an editor of professional books before giving the city life up completely and heading for her mother's ancestral home - Scotland.
For 13 years, Sara was a journalist for a regional newspaper in south west Scotland until she took voluntary redundancy in October 2012 to become a full-time author.
Although writing has been a career for her, this is her first foray into fiction. Fantasy is her favourite genre.
LONDON solicitor Libby Butler’s life is in a self-inflicted mess. Her affair with her boss is going nowhere as is her position in the prestigious city law firm where she works. A narrow escape from the knife of south London’s elusive serial murderer, The Vampire Killer, has challenged her outward bravado and left her nerves and personal life in tatters.
When duty calls Libby to a metropolitan police station in the middle of the night, she meets the enigmatic Gabriel Radley. Dressed like an ancient warrior in studded leather armour, Gabriel has a habit of disappearing from police custody and danger appears to dog him.
Gabriel is searching for a 'stone' he has lost, its value 'beyond human imagination', that will help bring a 'monster' to justice. When Libby agrees to help him, she unwittingly plunges her life into a series of disasters and neither she nor any of her friends are safe.
A cult who call themselves The Awakened, a gangland thug and his henchman, a female assassin, a detective chief inspector from Scotland Yard, and even the serial killer, all become inadvertently embroiled in the chase for the stone and the pivotal force of Gabriel.
As the death toll rises, Libby is forced to face herself, learn the true value of life and the potent significance of the Sleeping Warrior within.