November 10, 2014
I normally don’t plug other people’s stuff on my blog, but I am making an obvious exception in this case. My wife has just published her debut novel, The Lady of Souls!
It is a grand adventure full of mayhem and mischief. There is everything you could want in a book: Magic! Trains! Ghosts! Strong women! It is set on a planet similar to a late 19th century Earth, but different in fun and imaginative ways. If you need more convincing you can read the first chapter on her website. What are you still doing here? Go, go! Buy her book, and enjoy!
For Praxis Fellows, greatness has always been a given. But life doesn’t always go according to plan, and now she finds herself half a world away from where she started. Banned from using magic, employed by the son of a railroad baron to realize a dead man’s dreams, Praxis’ life has become a sort of living death.
Kaedrich Mannly has never done anything of consequence. As the newest member of the household staff of Brindlewood Hall, his role in simple: stay out of sight, and do as he’s told. It’s a far cry from the dreams of his childhood, when he and his twin would rule their imaginary kingdom in the forest, but even if he was brave enough to take on the hero’s role these days, there’s too much at stake for him to risk stepping out of his narrow comfort zone.
When a mysterious beast attacks the local village, both Praxis and Kaedrich end up with more than they bargained for. Soon they find themselves bound together on a quest to discover the source of a growing breach between the land of the living and the dead, on a journey that will take them far beyond the walls of their quiet lives—if they have the nerve to see it through. Because as they both soon realize, saving the world isn’t quite the fate that they’d dreamed it would be.