Regular price: $6.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $6.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

A short story prequel to The Villain, book 1 of The Villain Duology.
Every villain is the hero of his own story. When Lord Adam Callahan, heir to the Earldom of Hartmoor returns from his Grand tour to find his younger sister has been brutally debauched and ruined, he sets out on a path of darkness and revenge.
©2018 Victoria Vale (P)2018 Victoria Vale
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Susan Scott on 04-27-18

Love!!

This is the prequel to the Villain (my all time favorite book). Ms Vale once again had me spellbound. There is something wonderful about her books! My only negative is I wish the story would go on forever! Well done! And Darcy Stark’s narrative is unbelievable! He’s perfect for Ms Vale’s villain. You will not be disappointed!

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Meri on 04-26-18

How the villain became The Villain

I was hoping the reason behind Adam’s motives for ruining the Fairchild family would come out and it has! This well read short story gives the background of Adam who is systematically destroying the Fairchild family on behalf of his step sister, Olivia. I usually don’t like short stories but this one is a must if you want to read The Villain and The Dove both by Victoria Vale.

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Austen on 05-08-18

Fantastic - Highly Recommended

This is a brilliant short story - a great bridging tale between Victoria Vale's The Villain and The Dove.

This tale looks at Adam's backstory. Which means that in relation to The Villain we are able to more easily understand the reasons for his need for revenge it allows us to fully discern what compelled his overwhelming need to totally avenge himself upon the Fairchild family

So.....the story is great and the performance by Darcy Stark is exceptional - his voice is just right for Adam. Highly recommended.


Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc