Tuesday, August 06, 2013

2013 Debut Author Challenge Update - Chris Willrich and The Scroll of Years - August 6, 2013

The Qwillery is pleased to announce the newest featured author for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge.

Chris Willrich

The Scroll of Years
Gaunt and Bone 1
Pyr, September 10, 2013 
Trade Paperback and eBook, 270 pages

It's Brent Weeks meets China Mieville in this wildly imaginative fantasy debut featuring high action, elegant writing, and sword and sorcery with a Chinese flare.

Persimmon Gaunt and Imago Bone are a romantic couple and partners in crime. Persimmon is a poet from a well-to-do family, who found herself looking for adventure, while Imago is a thief in his ninth decade who is double-cursed, and his body has not aged in nearly seventy years. Together, their services and wanderlust have taken them into places better left unseen, and against odds best not spoken about. Now, they find themselves looking to get away, to the edge of the world, with Persimmon pregnant with their child, and the most feared duo of assassins hot on their trail. However, all is never what it seems, and a sordid adventure-complete with magic scrolls, gangs of thieves, and dragons both eastern and western-is at hand.

Cover Illustration © Kerem Beyit.


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