The Hanged Man by K.D. Edwards

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THE HANGED MAN
Book #2 in the Tarot Sequence
( PYR — December 17, 2019)



“K.D. Edwards raises the bar for fantasy to incredible heights with THE HANGED MAN, a story full of life, thrills, and deep compassion, set within a world so utterly convincing and fabulous, it took my breath away. I will read everything Edwards writes.” — Julie E. Czerneda, award winning author of THE GOSSAMER MAGE 

"Edwards takes a startling debut and plunges us headfirst into an even better sequel. All of our favorite characters are back, but now they're evolving to face an even darker threat. The story is fueled by political intrigue, devastating consequences, and fascinating magic. So much for the supposed sophomore slump; Edwards is here to stay." — Scott Reintgen, author of Ashlords

"A superb combination of engaging characters, witty banter, and edge-of-your-seat action THE HANGED MAN moves like a buddy-cop film—think Lethal Weapon but with magic. The story is a grand mix of noir and urban fantasy and kept me turning the pages deep into the night." — T. Frohock, author of the LOS NEFILIM series 

The last member of a murdered House tried to protect his ward from forced marriage to a monster while uncovering clues to his own tortured past.

The Tarot Sequence imagines a modern-day Atlantis off the coast of Massachusetts, governed by powerful Courts based on the traditional Tarot deck.

Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Throne, is backed into a fight of high court magic and political appetites in a desperate bid to protect his ward, Max, from a forced marital alliance with the Hanged Man.

Rune’s resistance will take him to the island’s dankest corners, including a red light district made of moored ghost ships; the residence of Lady Death; and the floor of the ruling Convocation, where a gather of Arcana will change Rune’s life forever.


THE HANGED MAN
PYR - December 17, 2019
Paperback: $17.00, Kindle $9.99
ISBN: 978-1633884922






MEET URBAN FANTASY AUTHOR K.D. EDWARDS

K.D. Edwards is the author of The Tarot Sequence urban fantasy series. The Hanged Man (PYR; December 17, 2019) is the follow-up to Edwards debut The Last Sun.

Edwards lives and writes in North Carolina, but has spent time in Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado, New Hampshire, Montana, and Washington. (Common theme until NC: Snow. So, so much snow.)

Mercifully short careers in food service, interactive television, corporate banking, retail management, and bariatric furniture has led to a much less short career in Higher Education.

Journey back to the magical Tarot Sequence series starter, The Last Sun.

“A fast-paced mystery, and an original magical hierarchy.” — Library Journal, starred review


CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR ONLINE

Website: kd-edwards.com
Twitter: @KDEdwards_NC


PRAISE FOR THE TAROT SEQUENCE SERIES

“Much like The Last Sun, The Hanged Man is a quest story, and yet it is much more than that. It is theater of the mind. It is the finest form of escapism I have ever read. There are no proper terms to express how powerfully this book affected me…The Hanged Man receives 5 out of 5 Sigils!!!” – Ben Ragunton, TG Geeks podcast

“Edwards's gorgeous debut presents an alternate modern world that is at once unusual and familiar, with a grand interplay of powers formed by family and the supernatural. Intriguing characters, a fast-paced mystery, and an original magical hierarchy will immediately hook readers, who will eagerly await the next volume in this urban fantasy series.” —Library Journal STARRED review

"This book takes everything you loved about The Last Sun and takes it up a level. And another. And another. And then just when you think, "Well, that has to be the peak," it smiles and takes you up into another building stacked on top of this one. Because the last 1/3 of the book? F*cking brace yourselves." – Kathy Shin, Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

“Much like The Last Sun, The Hanged Man is a quest story, and yet it is much more than that. It is theater of the mind. It is the finest form of escapism I have ever read. There are no proper terms to express how powerfully this book affected me...The Hanged Man receives 5 out of 5 Sigils!!!” – Ben Ragunton, TG Geeks podcast
  
“Edwards's gorgeous debut presents an alternate modern world that is at once unusual and familiar, with a grand interplay of powers formed by family and the supernatural. Intriguing characters, a fast-paced mystery, and an original magical hierarchy will immediately hook readers, who will eagerly await the next volume in this urban fantasy series.” —Library Journal STARRED review

“Edwards’s debut combines swashbuckling action, political intrigue, and romance into a fast-paced and enjoyable adventure.... Intriguing worldbuilding and appealing characters set the stage and pique the reader’s interest for sequels.”  —Publishers Weekly

“Jaw-dropping worldbuilding, fluent prose, and an equal blend of noir and snark make for that most delicious of fantasy adventures, an out-of-this-world tale that feels pressingly real. A smart and savvy joy.” —A. J. Hartley, New York Times–bestselling author of the Steeplejack series and the Cathedrals of Glass series

"A fast, fun urban fantasy in a wonderfully original world, full of slam-bang magic and interesting characters.” —Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names

“Absolutely sensational. Edwards takes all the familiar pawns of urban fantasy and makes royalty of them in his debut. We’re invited into an alternative, historical world of staggering breadth and realization. The central characters, Rune and Brand, combine the loyalty of Frodo and Samwise with the sacrilege of a pairing like Tyrion and Bronn. When thrown in beside fascinating magical systems, breathtaking prose, and a relentless plot—this is the tale of Atlantean magic we didn’t know we wanted.” —Scott Reintgen, author of Nyxia

“This is a highly enjoyable read: take the witty noir of Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man, kick it to an alternate present day, add equal portions of action and magic, garnish with a sprig of romance, and you have The Last Sun. A great recipe.” —Eric Scott Fischl, author of Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show

“Sharp dialogue, plus characters you want to follow around just to see what happens next . . . What’s not to love?” —Ferrett Steinmetz, author of Flex


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