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Offline HLTinsley

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We Men of Ash and Shadow
« on: October 06, 2020, 10:50:52 AM »
Brazenly using my first post as an unapologetic self promotion, but in my defense I was up until past 2am this morning adding previously undiscovered novels to my TBR list...

We Men of Ash and Shadow is my gas-lamp, grimdark fantasy book, released on 1st October.


Amidst the gas lamp shadows former soldier-turned-mercenary John Vanguard hunts criminals at the behest of his corrupt employer, Captain Felix Sanquain. Shamed by his deserter past and seeking to make amends for his many misdeeds, a chance encounter with Tarryn Leersac – a skilled young would-be-assassin fallen from the graces of high society – leads Vanguard to become an unlikely mentor.

Charged with hunting down the killer of two guards left washed up on the banks of the canal, the further Vanguard delves into the underbelly of the city the more he finds himself entangled in a web of secrets and lies. A prominent aristocrat is missing. Crime lords, con men and harlots run amok and the city teeters on the brink of another revolution.

With his already precarious reputation hanging by a thread, Vanguard must piece together how and why the last war came to pass, find a way to earn redemption for his mistakes and come to terms with the past in a city where few survive, and even fewer can be trusted.

Here's the Goodreads link, just in case the synopsis above tickled your fancy or set your spidey-senses tingling -

Looking forward to getting more involved in this forum and finding yet more to add to my reading list...once I finish this much needed coffee.