Brendon D'Arkness was born in Stonehaven in post-catastrophe Scotland, in the violent, supernatural second Middle Ages, after the advent of the " Great Dark Age", a year of complete darkness (with consequent planetary disasters) caused by the collision of a huge asteroid with the Earth. That year of darkness coincided with the darkness of consciousness. Mankind reverted to barbarism and all memory of the history the overwhelming majority of the scientific discoveries of our era was lost. When Brendon was twelve two things happened which were to have to decisive role in shaping his future: he met Boris, who became his fencing master, and at the same time the shadow of the Black Moon fell on his life - an esoteric sect of vicious murderers that destroyed his family and changed his destiny for ever. And so Brendon has become a knight errant, a man of action, but one who is also passionately full of human feeling and always sides with the weakest. Knight errants are soldiers of fortune who are hired by the people living in a town to solve their problems of "justice". The army is too busy keeping its own concept of order and maintaining the burgomasters' power, and knows nothing about these problems, or can't be bothered with them.
Brendon lives in North Cornwall, in an ancient, dilapidated castle full of antiques and relics from the Old Age, but because of his job and because of his personality, he's not the kind of person who can settle down easily, let alone put down roots: in fact, if he stops off in his old ruin more than one day, he already feels as if he's become acquired an incurable sedentary habit. That's why he restlessly travels the length and breadth of New England, forever in search of new missions. Brendon is a free wild spirit, crepuscular but not without irony, a hero who fights against the monsters generated by the sleep of reason, in a world that is trying to rise from the ashes of the past but can't manage to free itself from its ghosts.
Mi chiamo Brendon... Brendon D'Arkness, e vengo da lontano...