Synopses & Reviews
In this brand new series from the author of the Clockwork Empire series, a hopeless outcast must answer Deaths call and embark on an epic adventure....
Although Danrs mother was human, his father was one of the hated Stane, a troll from the mountains. Now Danr has nothing to look forward to but a life of disapproval and mistrust, answering to Trollboy” and condemned to hard labor on a farm.
Until, without warning, strange creatures come down from the mountains to attack the village. Spirits walk the land, terrifying the living. Trolls creep out from under the mountain, provoking war with the elves. And Death herself calls upon Danr to set things right.
At Deaths insistence, Danr heads out to find the Iron Axe, the weapon that sundered the continent a thousand years ago. Together with unlikely companions, Danr will brave fantastic and dangerous creatures to find a weapon that could save the worldor destroy it.
PRAISE FOR IRON AXE
"[Harper's] reinterpretations of trolls, giants, and fae folk give this series opener a fresh feeling, while his nods to Norse mythology and folklore root it strongly in fantasy tradition. Readers will be eager to see what's in store for Aisa and Danr."—Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR STEVEN HARPER AND THE CLOCKWORK EMPIRE SERIES
“If you love your Victorian adventure filled with zombies, amazing automatons, steampunk flare, and an impeccable eye for detail, you'll love the fascinating (and fantastical) Doomsday Vault!”—My Bookish Ways
“Harper creates a fascinating world of devices, conspiracies, and personalities.”— SFRevu
“Inventive and fun...a fantastic amount of action….If you are looking to jump into steampunk for the first time, I would recommend these books.”—Paranormal Haven
“The technology is present throughout the story, making it as much a character as any of the people Harper writes about.”—That's What I'm Talking About
“Steven Harper seemed to have this magical way of taking this crazy, awesome, complex idea and describing it in a way that anyone could follow.”—A Book Obsession
“A fun and thrilling fast-paced adventure full of engaging characters and plenty of surprises.”—SFF Chat
“The Clockwork Empire books are changing what we know as Steampunk!...Exuberant novels that take the reader on an action-packed adventurous thrill ride.”—Nocturne Romance Reads
Once a fabled Blade of Namara, Aral Kingslayer fought for justice and his goddess alongside his familiar, a living shadow called Triss. Now with their goddess murdered and her temple destroyed, they are among the last of their kind. Surviving on the fringes of society, Aral becomes a drunken, broken, and wanted man, working whatever shadowy deal comes his way. Until a mysterious woman hires him to deliver a secret message-one that can either redeem him or doom him.
About the Author
Kelly McCullough has sold short fiction to publications including Weird Tales, Absolute Magnitude, and Cosmic SF. An illustrated collection of Kelly's short science fiction, The Chronicles of the Wandering Star, is part of InterActions in Physical Science, an NSF funded middle school science curriculum. He lives in western Wisconsin.