Halcyon, Book Three
About the book
Stranded far from her Incan homeland and separated from her beloved beasts, exiled princess Qhora allies herself with strangers and enemies to find her husband’s killer and free his immortal soul from eternal bondage.
From the soaring skies of Marrakesh to the perilous streets of Alexandria, Qhora tracks the murderer to a strange temple where men from distant lands forge mystical swords, and where immortals called Anubis and Bast wield god-like powers. And along the way, she finds two new friends: a gunslinging Spartan dwarf named Tycho and a temperamental harpy eagle that she calls Turi.
With the help of Taziri Ohana’s amazing inventions and Salvator Fabris’s deadly blade, Qhora unravels the mystery of the soul-stealing metal called aetherium and confronts the ancient cult of priests and assassins who not only want to rule the world, but master Death itself.
The Halcyon trilogy of steampunk thrillers:
Book 1: The Burning Sky
Book 2: The Broken Sword
Book 3: The Bound Soul
The Other Earth series
This is a work of historical fantasy. Some of this world may be familiar to you. But in this world, Europe never emerged from the last Ice Age and only the southern regions are habitable. North Africa is cool, wet, and fertile. Ancient nations such as the Persian Empire have persisted, though others, such as the Romans, never rose to power. Some of the countries in this world reflect the cultures and attitudes of the Renaissance while others reflect the Industrial Age. Historical figures appear, though they too may be different from the ones you have known.
And while this world is separate and unique from our own, it generally resembles our world in the sixteenth century in some ways. But only some. Don’t expect this world to conform to the history that you know. The people and places are different. The climate and wildlife are different. Even death is different here.