Breath of Earth news

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Blog, breath of earth, poem-a-day | Comments Off on Breath of Earth news

1906My brain is residing in an alternate 1906 right now. My revision letter arrived for Breath of Earth, so my days are filled with deletions, and tweaks, and fact-checking via Google and scads of books stacked beside my desk. This project will keep me occupied through the next month, even as I do my usual November Poem-A-Day Challenge.

I’m not the only one working on Breath of Earth right now. Harper Voyager is gearing up, too. The cover is in progress (SQUEE!). The release date is online: August 23rd 2016! And oh hey, the full back cover summary popped up on Goodreads, too:

After the Earth’s power is suddenly left unprotected, a young geomancer must rely on her unique magical powers to survive in in this fresh fantasy standalone from the author of acclaimed The Clockwork Dagger.

In an alternate 1906, the United States and Japan have forged a powerful confederation—the Unified Pacific—in an attempt to dominate the world. Their first target is a vulnerable China. In San Francisco, headstrong Ingrid Carmichael is assisting a group of powerful geomancer Wardens who have no idea of the depth of her power—or that she is the only woman to possess such skills.

When assassins kill the Wardens, Ingrid and her mentor are protected by her incredible magic. But the pair is far from safe. Without its full force of guardian geomancers, the city is on the brink of a cataclysmic earthquake that will expose Earth’s powers to masterminds determined to control the energy for their own dark ends. The danger escalates when Chinese refugees, preparing to fight the encroaching American and Japanese, fracture the uneasy alliance between the Pacific allies, transforming the city into a veritable powder keg. And the slightest tremor will set it off. . . .

Forced on the run, Ingrid makes some shocking discoveries about herself. Her powerful magic has grown even more fearsome . . . and she may be the fulcrum on which the balance of world power rests.

I am so excited for this book to come out. And I’m so freaked out about writing the next in the series. So. Normal writer feelings all around.