A Study of Ash & Smoke

· Fall of the Mantle Book 1 · Yolandie Horak

About this ebook

Plague, deception, and spies in a steampunk setting.

Cara Lenoir knows all about secrets. Her existence is one. To keep her sister, the queen, safe from their monstrous father, Cara hides as Carl Fletcher, physician’s apprentice. It’s either that or die.

But when Nathan Cutter shows up to be her mentor, danger lurks closer. What hope does a physician have against a ruthless killer?

A deadly plague reaps in the slums. A network of spies is closing in on her. Under the Mantle, Cara has nowhere left to hide.

About the author

Yolandie Horak can often be found typing away at the computer or nibbling at the end of a paintbrush. When not writing or making art, she spends her time cuddling her daughter and husband, reading, fangirling, or gaming.

She resides in Calgary, Canada, but misses the milk tart and koeksisters she frequently ate in her hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa.

She's a steampunk enthusiast and writes gaslamp fantasy with political and medical flavours. Her books appeal to lovers of grim tales with loads of intrigue and drama.

She is also the founder of LuminLore, an eclectic small business celebrating the union of art and stories.

She has been a passionate blogger since the dawn of time, and updates her blog weekly with art tutorials, her thoughts on writing, book reviews and experiences as an immigrant.

Find out more at www.yolandiehorak.com.

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