Book: The Shadow of Black Wings by James Calbraithcategories: Book, Historical Fantasy, Japan, Dragons, Samurai, Wales, China, Adventure, Dragon Rider, Steampunk Fantasy
James Calbraithabout this book: It is the Sixteenth Year of Queen Victoria. Bran ap Dylan graduates from the Dracology faculty at the Llambed Academy of Mystic Arts.
Welcome to The Shadow of Black Wings. A steampunk romp with dragons, wizards and samurai - in Japan. What more there is to say? 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.
There's a boy dragon rider from Wales, there's a samurai tomboy, there's a visionary shrine apprentice; there are Royal Marines sailing mighty ironclads, there are Chinese walking machines, there are mysterious warlords and crazy inventors... family secrets and blood-thirsty demons. And all that in just the first volume!
Four years I've spent writing this book, four years of research, travel, editing and re-editing. It's finally ready - and it's ready for anyone who loves adventure, mystery and well crafted alternative worlds, be they 16 or 96.
This story is huge. And this is only the beginning. Let me take you for a ride of your lifetime - you won't regret it!
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