Free downloads of 'The Man in the Black Cloak'

This is the second volume in my unofficial novelisation of Final Fantasy VII, covering events from Kalm to the arrival at Cosmo Canyon. It is available to download for free as either a standard PDF, a Kindle MOBI file, or an ePub file for use with iBook, etc. I hope you enjoy it.

Don't forget you can also download the first volume, 'A New Threat', for free at

Or read the books online (including the released chapters of the third volume, 'The Cetran Legacy') at

Or enjoy some short extracts from the wider Compilation at

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