The Palladium Wars continues with the next book of the epic science fiction series that George R. R. Martin calls “engrossing”...
There is a personal price to pay for having aligned with the wrong side in a reckless war. For Aden Jansen it’s the need to adopt a new identity while keeping his past hidden. Now he’s integrated himself aboard the Zephyr, a merchant ship smuggling critical goods through dangerous space. But danger is imminent on planet Gretia, as well. Under occupation, torn between postwar reformers and loyalists, it’s a polestar for civil unrest.
Meanwhile an occupation forces officer is pulled right back into the fray when the battle alarm is raised, an ambitious heiress is entangled in a subversive political conspiracy, and an Allied captain is about to meet the enemy head-on.
As Aden discovers, the insurgents on Gretia — and in space — are connected, organized, and ready to break into full-scale rebellion. History is threatening to repeat itself. It’s time that Aden rediscovers who he is, whom he can trust, and what he must fight for now.
Caractacus Plume's The Curious Case of the Kensington Kidnapping was published by Silvatici Publishing in October 2018.
About Caractacus Plume:
Caractacus Plume is the official biographer of Lyons & Hound Paranormal Investigation Agency (est. 1895). Because of the highly sensitive nature of the Agency's work, some of the names in the upcoming manuscripts have been changed to protect the identities of certain individuals (the author's included).
Click here to visit the author's official website.
About The Curious Case of the Kensington Kidnapping:
London 1902. The esteemed paranormal investigation agency of Lyons & Hound (est 1895) is called in to help solve the curious case of perhaps the most famous of all kidnappings - remembered to history as the "Peter Pan Mystery". As Professor Lyons and Mr Hound struggle to solve the diabolical diorama, they must delve into the dark and disturbing back streets, dim alleyways and dismal rookeries of the supernatural underworld of early Edwardian London; encountering along the way - gruesome Goblin gangs and weird and wonderful were-beasts. And, if all that wasn’t enough, they must also cross swords with, and outwit, the most celebrated private consulting detective of them all!
REVIEW: THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE KENSINGTON KIDNAPPING
Risingshadow has an opportunity to feature an excerpt from Re-Coil by J.T. Nicholas. This excerpt is part of the Re-Coil Blog Tour.
About J.T. Nicholas:
J.T. Nicholas is the author of the upcoming science-fiction novel Re-Coil and the neo-noir science-fiction series The New Lyons Sequence. When not writing, J.T. spends his time practising a variety of martial arts, playing games (video, tabletop, and otherwise), and reading everything he can get his hands on. He currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife.
Carter Langston is murdered whilst salvaging a derelict vessel — a major inconvenience as he’s downloaded into a brand-new body on the space station where he backed up, several weeks’ journey away. But events quickly slip out of control when an assassin breaks into the medbay and tries to finish the job.
Death no longer holds sway over a humanity that has spread across the solar system: consciousness can be placed in a new body, or coil, straight after death, giving people the potential for immortality. Yet Carter’s backups — supposedly secure — have been damaged, his crew are missing, and everything points back to the derelict that should have been a simple salvage mission.
With enemies in hot pursuit, Carter tracks down his last crewmate — re-coiled after death into a body she cannot stand — to delve deeper into a mystery that threatens humanity and identity as they have come to know it.
Risingshadow has had an opportunity to interview N.L. McFarlane.
About the author:
N. L. McFarlane is living with her children in Cornwall. Saving an Earth Angel is the author's first book and, with help from her own little angels' imagination, will continue to write an imaginative series on the comings and goings of several magical characters and their journeys.
About Saving an Earth Angel:
From a caveman with no language or knowledge of the wider world, to a man left with a duty to protect the light of the universe, follow one character's adventure through time, space and parallel worlds as he fulfils an infinite array of ancient tests that will span through the ages.
Meet new and intriguing characters as he travels with his dire wolf, learning hard lessons and dangerous truths... discovering along the way an unknowingly powerful baby who could be the tipping point in the war between light and dark.
“I came to write this book as I enjoy being taken away into another imaginary land within books, no matter what your age, background, situation etc.... all of that is irrelevant when you find yourself engrossed within the pages of a good book. I wanted to create a story where the reader could be taken away, an escape for the want of a word where they can enjoy the journey and progression of each of the characters growth’s and travels.” — N. L. McFarlane
Risingshadow has an opportunity to feature an excerpt from Viridian Gate Online: Nomad Soul (A LitRPG Adventure) by D.J. Bodden.
About the author:
DJ was born in the Cayman Islands and raised in Monaco. At 17, he decided to join the Marines and enrolled in a military high school. He graduated from Annapolis, became a helicopter pilot, went to sandy places, and wrote a couple books.
He's 5'10, brown haired and hazel eyed, and enjoys long, barefoot walks on the beach or anywhere else no one is thinking of shooting at him, and gets along freakishly well with small animals.
Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery was published by Titan Books in October 2019.
Information about the editors:
Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind, Ararat, Of Saints and Shadows, and many other novels. As editor, his anthologies include Seize the Night, Dark Cities, and The New Dead, among others. Golden has also written screenplays, radio plays, an animated web series, short stories, non-fiction, and video games. He is one-third of the popular pop culture podcast Three Guys with Beards.
Rachel Deering is a rising star, first coming to prominence as part of the Kickstarter hit, Womanthology. Since then, she has done very well with her self-published horror anthology, In The Dark, and short stories for DC/Vertigo’s Magenta series.
Information about Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery:
These are tales of witches, wickedness, evil and cunning. Stories of disruption and subversion by today’s women you should fear. Including Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine and Sherrilyn Kenyon writing in their own bestselling universes.
These witches might be monstrous, or they might be heroes, depending on their own definitions. Even the kind hostess with the candy cottage thought of herself as the hero of her own story. After all, a woman’s gotta eat…
Eighteen tales of witchcraft from the mistresses of magic:
Ania Ahlborn Kelley Armstrong Amber Benson Chesya Burke Rachel Caine Kristin Dearborn Rachel Autumn Deering Tananarive Due Theodora Goss Kat Howard Alma Katsu Sherrilyn Kenyon Sarah Langan Helen Marshall Jennifer McMahon Hillary Monahan Mary SanGiovanni Angela Slatter
Bring out your dread...
REVIEW: HEX LIFE: WICKED NEW TALES OF WITCHERY (EDITED BY CHRISTOHER GOLDEN AND RACHEL AUTUMN DEERING)