The Faces of the Fiend of Breydon


Set in Victorian Norfolk, The Faces of the Fiend of Breydon is a tale of fear, obsession, passion, greed, folly, and death. It plays itself out against a vast backdrop of marsh and sky – empty, but for distant, shadowy forms.

For John Sayer – wildfowler, sailor, and naturalist – the wilderness of his East Anglian home should be a paradise. For John Sayer – thief, and bringer of death to many – the same wilderness is haunted by his nemesis. It follows him around the marshes and rivers in many guises. It chases him across the open oceans, around the foetid streets of Rio de Janeiro and back through the dark alleys of old Yarmouth. He knows this Demon will eventually catch up. Then it will drop all of its masks for the final reckoning.

Finalist WH Smith Raw Talent

“A fascinating portrait of 19th century Norfolk, with a very exciting plot. Once read, you will want to read again”. Dr Katrina Ruth, University of Florida, Gainesville

Watch three short films introducing the landscape that inspired The Faces of the Fiend of Breydon: Halvergate Marshes, Burgh Castle and Breydon Water