I have decided to participate in Waiting on Wednesday at least occasionally . . . when I discover a book I am impatiently waiting for! Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog.
The book I’m excited about: The Pyramids of London (The Trifold Age #1) by Andrea K. Höst — Expected publication December 2014 (published by Andrea K. Höst)
I haven’t read all of Ms. Höst’s books (because I want to save a few!) However, I’ve loved every one of the seven books I’ve read and really look forward to this book. One of the things I like best about Ms. Höst’s writing is that each book or series is different from the others: fantasy, science fiction, young adult fantasy, young adult science fiction. Each is unique. I really like that. And I’m equally impressed that she self-publishes her books.
This book has a beautiful cover and sounds awesome: An alternate history steampunk Europe–I can’t wait!
In a world where lightning sustained the Roman Empire, and Egypt’s vampiric god-kings spread their influence through medicine and good weather, tiny Prytennia’s fortunes are rising with the ships that have made her undisputed ruler of the air.
But the peace of recent decades is under threat. Rome’s automaton-driven wealth is waning along with the Imperium’s supply of power crystals, while Sweden uses fear of Rome to add to her Protectorates. And Prytennia is under attack from the wind itself. Relentless daily blasts destroy crops, buildings, and lives, and neither the weather vampires nor Prytennia’s Trifold Goddess have been able to find a way to stop them.
With events so grand scouring the horizon, the deaths of Eiliff and Aedric Tenning raise little interest. The official verdict is accident: two careless automaton crafters, killed by their own construct.
The Tenning children and Aedric’s sister, Arianne, know this cannot be true. Nothing will stop their search for what really happened.
Not even if, to follow the first clue, Aunt Arianne must sell herself to a vampire.