Monday, February 18, 2013

Candace is excited about Shadows of Asphodel by @karenkincy!


I wanted to let you all know about this amazing book that is coming this fall!  I was going to do this as a WoW post, but didn't want to wait since there's no 5 days left in the kickstarter. 

Shadows of Asphodel by Karen Kincy
A dieselpunk novel set in 1913, at the death of the Belle Époque and the brink of the Great War. Swords, necromancy, & mechas.

1913. The death of the Belle Époque and the brink of the Great War. The simmering hostilities in Europe have been halted in their tracks by the Hex, a powerful curse placed on the land by the archmages of Vienna, which renders gunpowder powerless and forces a return to swords, archery, and sorcery. But a greater and more terrible threat looms…
Ardis, an American swordswoman with a dark past, lives only to fight as a mercenary. She never expected to meet Wendel, or to fall for him. Bleeding out on a battlefield in Transylvania, he intrigues Ardis with his suave arrogance and his once-in-a-lifetime talent. Wendel is a Prussian nobleman fallen from grace and a necromancer with the power to raise the dead. If you kill a necromancer, he will only come back ten times stronger—or so Ardis has heard. Afraid to find out, she saves his life.
Together, mercenary and necromancer forge an uneasy alliance underscored with sexual tension. When Ardis fails her next mission, they discover the military secret of Austria-Hungary: robotically-enhanced soldiers constructed by the inventor of the diesel engine, Rudolf Diesel himself. Only Ardis and Wendel know the truth about the Emperor of Austria’s machinations—but can they stop the Great War from reaching an even bloodier end?
"A gripping alternate history of World War I, filled with magic and swordfighting, steamy romance, and general badassery—a daring adventure you don't want to miss!" - Chelsea M. Campbell, author of The Rise of Renegade X
Doesn't it sound AMAZING?!
I contributed my bit so I will get a gorgeous signed copy when the book releases.  There's a very short time left to contribute to hurry and do so before it's too late! Click the widget below for all the kickstarter info and to see what options you have (it goes as low as $5). 

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