New Gas-Lit Empire Series & Give Away!
Many Fantasy-Faction readers would have heard about Rod Duncan’s Gas-Lit Empire series. The first novel, The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, was shortlisted for the Phillip K. Dick award back in 2014. For those unfamiliar, Duncan’s novels are fast-paced and set within a steampunky alternative history.
The new series will be entitled ‘The Map of Unknown Things’ and the first novel is called The Queen of All Crows (expect an awesome cover!). Here’s the synopsis:
Only one woman can stop the world from descending into endless war.
The year is 2012. The nations of the world are bound together in an alliance of collective security, overseen by the International Patent Office.
When airships start disappearing in the middle of the Atlantic, the Patent Office is desperate to discover what has happened. Forbidden to operate beyond the territorial waters of member nations, they send spies to investigate in secret.
One of those spies is Elizabeth Barnabus. She must overcome her dislike of the controlling Patent Office, disguise herself as a man, and take to the sea in search of the floating nation of pirates who threaten the world order.
The novel will be released in the UK exactly one year from today (5th January 2018) and the USA, the lucky so-and-sos, get the book a few days earlier on 3rd January 2018. You know what that means? You’ve got a year to catch up or plan your re-reads 🙂
WIN THE GAS-LIT EMPIRE
Now, some more good news for you! Angry Robot Books have given us three bundles of the original trilogy to give away. All you need to do is leave a comment (anything you like!) here or in the Facebook Group. Winners will be contacted in due course 😀