Richard J. Kendrick proofreads deadly serious nonfiction by day and scribbles fantasy when he can find a moment. He spends the rest of his time spoiling his family and riding his bike.
The steampunk-inspired story, Phrases of Light, is his first novel.
A mysterious sword-wielding stranger on the run from the law.
A family secret that people are willing to kill for.
All Kali McAlister wants is to build an airship and escape the frozen Yukon where she was born. But the secret her alchemist father left her with, a magical energy source called flash gold, has put her in danger. Everyone from con artists to gangsters is hunting her down. She’s used to taking care of herself and is about as trusting as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs, but when enemies threaten to overpower her, she may have no choice but to join forces with the mysterious man.
Set in the Yukon’s gold-rush era, The Flash Gold Boxed Set contains three adventures of action, magic, and romance:
Jacob, a tinker's apprentice and sometime thief, has lived his entire life in the mountain city of Ancora, protected by the city walls. These towering barriers keep the Deadlands creatures at bay, but the monsters move higher into the peaks every year. More and more, they breach the defenses of the Lowlands while the Highlands rest easy.
A swarm overruns the walls and wreaks utter devastation on the Lowlands. Charles, the old tinker, suspects the attack may not be natural. With help from Jacob's closest friend, Alice, and Samuel, one of the city's elite spider knights, Jacob and Charles will uncover a terrible darkness at the heart of their city.
Because sometimes NOVELLAS are just TOO LONG, this balls-to-the-wall sci-fi adventure is a FLASH-ovella. All of the action, fewer of those namby-pamby EXTRA WORDS.
ENTER the scene right at the climax. BAIL seconds later, without any CUDDLING.
BONUS haiku-ovella version included AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. All the HEART-STOPPING SUSPENSE packed into just 221-ish SYLLABLES!