The King's Horse - Book 1: A Mondus Fumus series

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The clockwork tale of Black Beauty, Santa Claus, the Muffin Man, Humpty Dumpty, and more, is about to begin.

With the smoldering ruins of her life’s work all around her, inventor and adventurer Christina Creangle didn’t think twice about the offer from the secret society known as the Moufan. They had been allied with people she trusted for decades, and the idea of her senile father having a peaceful place to spend his remaining days, joined by her and her sidekick Mounira, took a tremendous weight off her shoulders. But with the winds of history changing, and airships in foreign skies, can even the Moufan resist taking advantage of having the creator of the legendary mechanical horses in their grasp? 

From the pages of Adam Dreece's international best-selling series, The Yellow Hoods, comes an all new steampunk meets fairy tale series of heart, legacy, and duty.
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About the author

Adam Dreece is an international best-selling author, known for the immersive worlds of his books, and for his entertaining and informative talks. He grew up in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada, playing a lot of Dungeons and Dragons, writing tons bubble-gum super hero stories, and programming like a little man possessed. Little did he know that one day, after a software career that had included Silicon Valley and Microsoft, he would leave it all and become a full-time author and stay-at-home dad of 3.

His debut novel in 2014, Along Came a Wolf, introduced the world to his steampunk meets fairy tale world Mondus Fumus, and to his clean YA series, The Yellow Hoods. Since then, he's written a post-apocalyptic fantasy series, The Wizard Killer, and a science fiction high-tech thriller, The Man of Cloud 9.

Watch for his new Mondus Fumus series, The King's-Horse.

He lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and children. He is an active public speaker, panelist, and author in Canada.

He posts weekly videos of his author journey at YouTube.com/AdamDreece

Website: AdamDreece.com

Instagram & Twitter: @AdamDreece

Facebook: /AdamDreeceAuthor

 

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Publisher
ADZO Publishing
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Published on
Jun 15, 2018
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Pages
356
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ISBN
9781988746142
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Science Fiction / Steampunk
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Juvenile Fiction / Steampunk
Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Young Adult Fiction / Steampunk
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