Science Fiction / Steampunk / Fantasy / Fiction
Date Published: 7 May 2019
Aubrey Hartman left the Imperial battlefields with a pocketful of medals, a fearsome reputation, and a clockwork leg. The Imperium diverts her trip home to investigate the murder of a young druid in a strange town. She is ordered to not only find the killer but prevent a full-scale war with the dreaded Fae. Meanwhile, the arrival of a sinister secret policeman threatens to dig up Aubrey’s own secrets – ones that could ruin her career. It soon becomes clear that Aubrey has powerful enemies with plans to stop her before she gets started. Determined to solve the mystery, Aubrey must survive centaurs, thugs, and a monster of pure destruction.
About the Author
R.A. McCandless has been a writer both professionally and creatively for nearly two decades. He was born under a wandering star that led him to a degree in Communication and English with a focus on creative writing. He is the author of urban fantasies Tears of Heaven and Hell Becomes Her. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies including In Shambles, Gears Gadgets and Steam, Nine Heroes: Heroic Fantasy, and Holes: An Indie Author Anthology. R.A. is a 2015 EPIC Award finalist, and winner of the 2014 Preditors and Editors “Best Science Fiction and Fantasy” Award. He continues to research and write historical and genre fiction, battle sprinklers, and play with his three boys.