The Stars Were Right

· The Bell Forging Cycle Book 1 · K. M. Alexander
6 reviews

About this ebook

Caravan Master Waldo Bell didn’t expect to return home a criminal. He just wanted a relaxing month off between jobs so he could explore the city of Lovat, enjoy a soft bed and a few decent meals. Instead, he’s arrested—accused of killing old friends and hacking off body parts.

Escaping custody and on the run, Wal becomes a citywide fugitive fighting to clear his name. As the body count rises, a shadowy assassin emerges as the true killer, and the trail begins to grow more and more bizarre.

The Stars Were Right combines mystery and monsters, chases and cults, and an ancient evil in a world that is similar but not quite like our own.

6 reviews
Griffin Is Missin
September 19, 2017
I met you at The scifi convention in Seattle when you were still working on the third book. Sadly I lent the first two books out to a friend and never got them back. However I have read the first two books and they are nothing but beautiful. The writing is elegant and hardhitting when required and i cant ever get enough!
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The Stars Were Right by K. M. Alexander Reviewed of a TBRindr copy from the author. This is a noirish murder mystery in a post-Lovecraftian apocalypse city, when "the stars aligned" and various ...

About the author

K. M. Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native and novelist living and working in Seattle with his wife and two dogs. He is an avid hiker, wannabe cyclist, and a self-proclaimed beer snob. His work explores non-traditional settings within speculative fiction, bending and blending genres to create rich worlds and unique, approachable characters. The Stars Were Right is his first novel.

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