A Preview of John C. Hocking’s “The Gift of a Poison Necklace”

A preview of John C. Hocking’s “The Gift of a Poison Necklace”

Benhus returns once again to the pages of Tales From the Magician’s Skull to confront the mystery of a necklace that kills. When his patron, the Lady Thale, survives both an assassination attempt and the follow-up robbery to recover the deadly jewelry sent by her enemy, Benhus must investigate a twisty trail of murder and intrigue in “The Gift of a Poison Necklace.”

Fans of John C. Hocking’s long-running series will know that this is the seventh King’s Blade tale to appear in our magazine—one in every issue! Once again the young swordsman Benhus is in over his head and beset on all sides—good thing he knows a thing or two about swordwork . . .

Let Stefan Poag’s double-page, tavern-smashing illustration further whet your appetitive for sword-and-sorcery action while you await the full story in our soon-to-be-released next issue!

Join us all month long as we share story samples of Tales From the Magician’s Skull’s jampacked seventh issue!

And as a further bonus be sure to keep an eye out this Friday for an interview with the author—you won’t want to miss it!

Be sure to pre-order Tales From the Magician’s Skull Issue #7 for more tremendous sword-and-sorcery fiction!

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