Shield & Crocus

By Michael R Underwood

Draft 4 Posted Date: 7/1/2011

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About the Book:

First Sentinel has been fighting for fifty years. He has failed his loved ones, buried his friends, and watched his city turned into a playground for five cruel oligarchs. The city, built among the bones of a fifty-mile tall titan, is wracked by magical storms that warp its streets, towers and inhabitants. First Sentinel and his team finally have a chance to overthrow the oligarchs…but it means making a bargain with his oldest enemy, a gangster who has bought, schemed, and betrayed her way to the top. If they survive the bargain, his team will have the momentum and resources they need for a full-scale revolution. But can First Sentinel tip the balance of power before the oligarchs hunt him down and crush his rebellion for good? SHIELD & CROCUS is an 97,000 word fantasy novel inspired by Perdido Street Station and Watchmen.

About the Author:

Michael works as an independent publishers' representative. In his free time, he dances Argentine Tango and studies Renaissance martial arts.

Author's Note:

With the acquisition of Geekomancy, this project is on the back burner for the forseeble future. I've learned a lot in writing and revising it, and I hope that I'll be able to see it published in some format eventually.

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