|The Dutch and English enclaves at Amboyna (top) and Banda-Neira (bottom). 1655 engraving — Wikipedia.|
It’s difficult to know the truth of the story as both sides claim innocence. But the event has been reported to be the catalyst of many disagreements and the spark that lit the flame of the first Anglo-Dutch war.
As he flees from the grisly battlefield, he falls in with the only other survivor of the demon attack, a Portuguese army scout named Raphael. Together, they scramble to escape the dangers of an impenetrable jungle, the pursuing demons, and their masters, a shadowy group of cultists intent on destroying the world.
Exhausted and disoriented, Mikel and Raphael are drawn to a mysterious stranger. But his gifts come with a choice: accept their destiny to fight against the darkness or allow it to consume humanity.
Light's Dawn is a stand-alone prequel to the Light in the Darkness historical fantasy series.