The Waking Engine

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Welcome to the City Unspoken, where Gods and Mortals come to die.

Contrary to popular wisdom, death is not the end, nor is it a passage to some transcendent afterlife. Those who die merely awake as themselves on one of a million worlds, where they are fated to live until they die again, and wake up somewhere new. All are born only once, but die many times . . . until they come at last to the City Unspoken, where the gateway to True Death can be found.

Wayfarers and pilgrims are drawn to the City, which is home to murderous aristocrats, disguised gods and goddesses, a sadistic faerie princess, immortal prostitutes and queens, a captive angel, gangs of feral Death Boys and Charnel Girls . . . and one very confused New Yorker.

Late of Manhattan, Cooper finds himself in a City that is not what it once was. The gateway to True Death is failing, so that the City is becoming overrun by the Dying, who clot its byzantine streets and alleys . . . and a spreading madness threatens to engulf the entire metaverse.

Richly imaginative, David Edison's The Waking Engine is a stunning debut by a major new talent.


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DAVID EDISON divides his time between New York City and San Francisco. The Waking Engine is his first novel.

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Tor Books
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Published on
Feb 11, 2014
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781466816770
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English
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Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
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The city of Eden stands as humanity's last hope, for danger lurks outside its sturdy walls, in the land of the Soulless. There, a deadly plague called the Red Death reigns over the world, ensuring that no one lives past their early twenties.

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

Praise for Red Death:

"[An] epic tale that stands out." ~ US Review of Books, "Recommended""[A] thought-provoking... juggernaut of change that rolls over everyone in its path...." ~ D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review, "Pick of the Month""[A] fantasy adventure that weaves together powerful themes like death and faith, love and devotion, and, of course, betrayal." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, 5 STARS"Red Death is a young adult dystopian-esque novel, but to me, it has a very Game of Thrones, epic fantasy... feel." ~ Pixie Styx

Seventeen-year-old Aaliss graduated at the top of her class and now protects Eden as a highly trained Guardian. When her rather odd younger brother, Wilky, discovers a cure, it comes at a high cost, as the High Priest falsely brands them as traitors, and Aaliss must do what she never expected—run.

Forced to flee the only home they've ever known, they plunge into the land of the Soulless. Captured in the wild new world, Aaliss strikes a deal with the surprisingly charming Prince Eamon—the cure, in exchange for her freedom. Together they search for the ingredients to the cure in a desperate race against time to save the Prince's brother's life.

Aaliss is eager to return home and seek revenge against the High Priest, but when her feelings for Prince Eamon tug her deeper into the world of the Soulless, she questions everything she once believed. Are the Soulless so bad? Will she and Wilky fall victim to the Red Death? Or... might Aaliss finally discover, against all odds, what her heart has yearned for all along?

FINALIST: Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2017 -- Young Adult Fantasy
FINALIST: Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2017 – Young Adult

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first book in the "Red Death" series of epic fantasy adventures, brought to by the multiple award-winning co-author of the "Chosen" series of YA fantasy thrillers. [DRM-Free]

Books by Jeff Altabef:

Devil's Den (A Nephilim Thriller - Book 1)Devil's Dance (A Nephilim Thriller - Book 2)Red Death (Red Death: Book 1)The Ghost King (Red Death: Book 2)Wind Catcher (Chosen: Book 1)Brink of Dawn (Chosen: Book 2)Scorched Souls (Chosen: Book 3)Fracture Point (A Point Thriller: Book 1)Shatter Point (A Point Thriller: Book 2)

More Great Dystopian Fiction from Evolved Publishing:

"The Seekers" Series by David Litwack (The Children of Darkness; The Stuff of Stars; The Light of Reason)"The Jakkattu Vector" by P.K. Tyler"Uploaded" (Uploaded: Book 1) by James W. Hughes

An Ancient Prophecy foretold.
An Evil haunts the land.
A battle looms against overwhelming odds.

Led by a powerful witch, a wild invading army threatens to tear the Soulless lands apart. To survive, the three tribes must join together, but old grievances and hatred divide them. Only Wilky can unite them, but when he glimpses the future, he sees only a glimmer of hope; too much of the future remains veiled in darkness.

As the battle approaches, King Dermot orders his brother, Eamon, to stay behind at the Stronghold and defend against a possible siege. Eamon, who took an oath to fight the invaders, defies his brother, risks everything, and plunges into a desperate race with Aaliss and Wilky to unite the tribes.

Enemies from all sides conspire against them. Only together can they hope to succeed against the witch who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Yet even united, they will need magic to defeat this enemy at their door.

As the battle looms, only one chance at survival remains--the Ghost King--but who is he, and what will be the price of their redemption?

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the second book in the "Red Death" series of epic fantasy adventures, brought to by the multiple award-winning co-author of the "Chosen" series of YA fantasy thrillers. [DRM-Free]

Books by Jeff Altabef:

Devil's Den (A Nephilim Thriller - Book 1)Devil's Dance (A Nephilim Thriller - Book 2)Red Death (Red Death: Book 1)The Ghost King (Red Death: Book 2)Wind Catcher (Chosen: Book 1)Brink of Dawn (Chosen: Book 2)Scorched Souls (Chosen: Book 3)Fracture Point (A Point Thriller: Book 1)Shatter Point (A Point Thriller: Book 2)

More Great Dystopian Fiction from Evolved Publishing:

"The Seekers" Series by David Litwack (The Children of Darkness; The Stuff of Stars; The Light of Reason)"The Jakkattu Vector" by P.K. Tyler"Uploaded" (Uploaded: Book 1) by James W. Hughes

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