Welcome to my stop on the Clockwork Menagerie Blog Tour. I’ve really been enjoying this series and am happy to share my thoughts about this novella below. Also check out my reviews of the 1st two books by clicking on their covers! About […]
Series: Shadows of Asphodel
I’ve really been enjoying the Shadows of Asphodel Series! And can’t wait to read Clockwork Menagerie. Check out my reviews of the 1st two books by clicking on their covers! Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to— Happy Birthday! Karen […]
Sometimes escape is impossible. Sometimes love isn’t enough. 1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.
Shadows of Asphodel is a dieselpunk set in an alternate 1913. It has necromancy, giant robots, steamy romance, and a fight scene in a ballroom with a smashing chandelier. What more could you ask for? 😉 Believe it or not, Shadows of Asphodel was inspired by a dream. I was on a snowy field, walking toward a handsome man in black who was bleeding to death. When I woke up, I started writing, and that became the very first scene in the book.
When Ardis discovers a man bleeding to death on the battlefield, she knows she has to walk away. 1913. In her work as a mercenary for Austria-Hungary, Ardis has killed many men without hesitation. One more man shouldn’t matter, even if he manages to be a charming bastard while he stands dying in the snow.