The Stars Were Right

The Bell Forging Cycle

Book 1
K. M. Alexander
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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.

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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.

You can follow his exploits at http://blog.kmalexander.com.

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Publisher
K. M. Alexander
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Published on
Oct 1, 2013
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9780989602204
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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