Mapping Winter by Marta Randall, a Nebula Award finalist, is the 1st novel in the Riders Guild series of epic fantasy with steampunk elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1983 by Pocket Books’ Timescape imprint under the title The Sword of Winter, was originally a standalone novel, and has now been extensively rewritten by the author in this new edition to better fit her original vision and its new follow-up sequel, The River South. The series is a hybrid of classic epic fantasy world with steampunk elements, set in a land dominated by a dying overlord as a developing power struggle threatens to change everything in his wake.
This story stars a messenger in a spy network whose services are being contended over by competing dynastic heirs, the choice of whom will become the ruling successor may usher in a bright future with new advances in technology or stifle them back into a darker age.
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The 7th of London by Beau Schemery is the 1st novel in the Gadgets and Shadows series of YA historical steampunk fantasy with m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teen readers.
This is being offered to help promote the new release of the 2nd novel, The 7th of Victorica. If you’re interested, Dreamspinner Press (mostly m/m LGBT romance) and its imprints DSP Publications (non-romance other genres with LGBT+ lead characters) and Harmony Ink (YA with LGBT+ leads) are holding a long weekend sale with 30% off all ebooks using the coupon code EBOOK2018 through September 3rd.
The series is set in an alternate Victorian-era London with wizards and clockwork. This story stars an orphaned boy who escapes a grim factory job to survive on the hard streets, where he discovers a plot to kidnap and enslave children by an evil wizard rumoured to magically control the Queen, when he becomes embroiled in a counterplot by the notorious criminal who seems to be the only one willing to stop the wizard.
Offered worldwide through September 4th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.
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