New review copy: Cold Iron (The Malorum Gates Book 1) by
Got this review copy this week. It looks rather fascinating! Can’t wait to read and review!
Thanks Saga Press and Stina Leicht!
This book is out July 14, 2015! So go get a copy!
About the book:
- Series: The Malorum Gates (Book 1)
- Paperback: 688 pages
- Publisher: Saga Press (July 14, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1481427776
- ISBN-13: 978-1481427777
Fraternal twins Nels and Suvi move beyond their royal heritage and into military and magical dominion in this flintlock epic fantasy debut from a two-time Campbell Award finalist.
Prince Nels is the scholarly runt of the ancient Kainen royal family of Eledore, disregarded as flawed by the king and many others. Only Suvi, his fraternal twin sister, supports him. When Nels is ambushed by an Acrasian scouting party, he does the forbidden for a member of the ruling family: He picks up a fallen sword and defends himself.
Disowned and dismissed to the military, Nels establishes himself as a leader as Eledore begins to shatter under the attack of the Acrasians, who the Kainen had previously dismissed as barbarians. But Nels knows differently, and with the aid of Suvi, who has allied with pirates, he mounts a military offensive with sword, canon, and what little magic is left in the world.
About the author:
Science Fiction and Fantasy writer Stina Leicht is a two time Campbell Award nominee, and a Crawford Award Finalist. Her newest work is a flintlock fantasy series called The Malorum Gates which starts with Cold Iron (July 2015.) Her debute novel was Of Blood and Honey, with a follow up novel titled And Blue Skies from Pain. She also has a couple of essays in Lightspeed Magazine’s Women Destroy Science Fiction and a flash fiction piece in Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s surreal anthology Last Drink Bird Head. She has a website at csleicht.com and can be found on Twitter and Facebook under StinaLeicht.