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.