Thursday, July 15, 2010

SteamBoyz: Still Under the Sea

Incoming transmission...

To: Crew and Passengers of Tiny Bubble
From: D. Rabuzzi, SteamBoyz spectator

YA/historical/fantasy novel that begins in Georgian London...

Download the FREE ebook
with bonus color illustrations by Deborah A. Mills
-ends July 31, 2010!
at Wowio

The Choir Boats:
Longing for Yount
by Daniel A. Rabuzzi
illustrated by Deborah Mills

Description from the amazon:
What would you give to make good on the sins of your past?

For merchant Barnabas McDoon, the answer is: everything.

When emissaries from a world called Yount offer Barnabas a chance to redeem himself, he accepts their price-to voyage to Yount with the key that only he can use to unlock the door to their prison.

But bleak forces seek to stop him: Yount's jailer, a once-human wizard who craves his own salvation, kidnaps Barnabas's nephew. A fallen angel-a monstrous owl with eyes of fire-will unleash Hell if Yount is freed.

And, meanwhile, Barnabas' niece, Sally, and a mysterious pauper named Maggie seek with dream-songs to wake the sleeping goddess who may be the only hope for Yount and Earth alike.

Per Daniel:
The Choir Boats explores issues of race, gender, sin, and salvation, and includes a mysterious letter, knuckledogs, carkodrillos, smilax root, goat stew, and one very fierce golden cat.

Per Wowio:
Described as “vibrant” and rich with “verve and wit,” it’s a seagoing fantasy yarn that is like “Gulliver’s Travels crossed with The Golden Compass and a dollop of Pride and Prejudice.”


* image source per Daniel's site: The front cover of The Choir Boats features "Whale" from Deborah Mills's "Here There Be" series of carved sea monsters...

* not steampunk, but a free fantasy freebie i wanted to pass on...

and aren't you intrigued with knuckledogs and carkodrillos?

and what about the Pride and Prejudice connection?

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