Miles Cameron, The Dread Wyrm
Traitor Son Cycle, Book 3 (Gollancz)
The Red Knight has stood against soldiers, against armies and against the might of an empire. He’s fought on real and magical battlefields alike, and now he’s facing his greatest challenge yet.
The flower of the nobility will ride against each other for royal favour and acclaim. It’s a contest the Red Knight has the skill to win. But the stakes are higher than he thinks: the court has been infiltrated by a dangerous faction, led by the greatest knight in the world, Jean de Vrailly. And the prize he’s fighting for is the throne of Alba itself.
Will the Red Knight take this opportunity? Or will the creatures of the Wild seize their chance instead … ?
Miles Cameron is one of several pseudonyms used by Canadian novelist Christian Gordon Cameron. Born in Pittsburgh in 1962, he attended high school at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, NY, and got an honors BA in Medieval History at the University of Rochester. Cameron joined the United States Navy as an ensign, serving as an air intelligence officer and gaining his air observer wings before spending the rest of his military career as a humint officer, first with NCIS and later with DHS in Washington, DC. Cameron left the US military in 2000 as a lieutenant commander. While still serving in the Navy he proposed his first novel with his father (Kenneth Cameron, American novelist and playwright), which was published in 1996 as Night Trap in the UK and Rules of Engagement in the United States. In 2002 Cameron wrote his first solo novel, Washington and Caesar. Also in 2002 Cameron moved to Canada and married his wife, Sarah. They have one child, Beatrice.