As the hour came now upon midnight and Duchess Cressida stood alone on the nearly deserted London street, she could not quite compel herself to enter—to carry on towards the couturier’s penthouse suite and some horrible temptation, some horrible ruin worse than anything Bedlam had to offer.
The Courtier is a super short story (AKA short read) of about 5,000 words. It is intended as a supplement to Miael: Lovers by Grea Alexander and a preview of the new series, The Phoenix and the Seraph, (also by Grea Alexander) that will be released over the course of the next couple of years . . . or so.
Miael is a supernatural horror/fantasy fable—the deliciously creepy, decidedly twisted and delectably eerie tale of a cursed Phoenix & his dubious influence upon a cursed Seraph.