Feature Film and Graphic Novel Project
© 1998- 2010 by Rachel Kadushin and Roberta Rogow, WGAe Registered
In a world where...
  • cutting edge technology is wind and steam power.
  • Women's liberation means a woman dressed in man's
    clothing is tolerated, and hardly ever beaten.
  • Successful trade routes and trade languages mean that
    there is little use for large armies,
  • and even a large trade city like Praha has fewer than 300
    militia and guardsmen.
  • Charismatic Kings, Generals and Pundits who want more,
    wealthy governors and trades-masters who take sides, and
    even a few armies that recruit by force.
Istvan Goldenwolf was raised by the Magyar, horseman-warriors of
the Hills and Plains, but he always knew he was a foundling.

He could master the fighting-arts of his adopted people, but they
would never be his people in his heart.

The Goldenwolf medallion that was his birthright called to him, and
the Vienese army would give him pay and travel.

But something happened when he saw the killing on the front line.
This was not defense, this was not right.

His masters chose their targets for the sake of goods. This greed
and slaughter would not lead to greatness, and Istvan needs to find
a way to leave the army without anyone else being punished for his
Istvan finds his chance during the invasion of Praha. The city burns and
Riza Paprikosh
uses the confusion to hurl herself onto the back of the
Istvan's horse with all the strength her small, wiry body can muster: her
goal the sack of coins tied to Istvan's waist.

Xandar, a womanizing poet and mage from the far islands of Britannia,
uses the city's alarm to escape from the mayor's sister,
Lady Maryam, who
wishes to ensnare him in marriage.

Xandar slips out a window and lands in an alleyway where Istvan has
turned his horse in an attempt to shake off the irritation on his backside
(Riza). City guardsmen close in on Istvan as his horse rears in front of
Xandar. Istvan and Riza are thrown to the ground and the three flee
together from the city guardsmen...
Co-written with Roberta Rogow author of "The
Problem of the Missing Miss," "The Problem of the
Spiteful Spiritualist," "The Problem of the Evil Editor,"
and her most recent historical mystery "The Problem
of the Surly Servant" published by St. Martins Press for
the U.S. and Canada.

All four novels in this series were published in
England, Three of them in Japan, and two (so far) in

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A warrior's search for his birthright unwillingly leads him
to adventure with a manipulative mage and a thief who
can't decide if she wants his money or to marry him.
Rachel Kadushin and Patrick Salmon,
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