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Series: The Year of the Dragon #1
Author: James Calbraith
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Alternate History,
Publisher: Flying Squid
Format: Ebook and Paperback
Length: 70000 words
Purchase: Amazon |
"Fast paced and full of energy"
--Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt
"This manuscript is full of highly crafted detail that will make readers shiver at times with fear and delight ... a familiar yet highly original fantasy that is a worthwhile read."
-- Publishers Weekly
"The real-world cultures are incredibly well-researched and truthful, and yet well-balanced with the fantasy elements. An intriguing and impressive series."
-- Ben Galley, author of the Emaneska Series
It is the Sixteenth Year of Queen
. In the powerful empire of Dracaland, Bran, a young
dragon rider, joins his father on a military expedition to the mysterious lands
of the Orient. In the reclusive Yamato, Sato, a tomboy samurai girl, strives to
prove her right to inherit her father's school of western magic. Nagomi, a
timid shrine apprentice, is haunted by the visions of dark future she must keep
secret even from her best friend. Victoria
They don't know it yet, but their paths will cross... And when they do, nothing will ever be the same again.
Welcome to The Shadow of Black Wings, a steam-powered romp across the land of dragons, wizards and samurai. It's big, it's fast, it's been compared to Tolkien in terms of world-building, it has strong female characters and lots of carefully researched detail. You will meet the Royal Marines sailing mighty ironclads and Chinese walking machines; mysterious warlords and crazy inventors; you will discover dark prophecies, family secrets and blood-thirsty demons. And all that in just the first volume!
James Calbraith is a 34 year old Poland-born writer, foodie and traveller, currently residing in
Growing up in communist
on a diet of powdered milk, Lord of the Rings and
soviet science-fiction, he had his first story published at the ripe age of
eight. After years of bouncing around university faculties, he moved to Poland in 2007, found a decent IT job and started writing
in English. His debut historical fantasy novel, ""The Shadow of Black
Wings"", has reached ABNA semi-finals. It was published in July 2012
and hit the Historical Fantasy and Alternate History bestseller lists on Amazon
London & US . UK
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