Saturday, June 25, 2016

From the Shelf to the Page: This Week in the Ruins

In case you missed it, here's what happened in the Ruins this week . . .


Fantasy Review: The Shadowed Path by Gail Z. Martin

Necromancy Light and Dark guest post by Gail Z. Martin

Waiting On Wednesday: Jerusalem by Alan Moore

Horror Review: Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories edited by Doug Murano & D. Alexander Ward

On Creating a Heroine guest post by Dan Jolley


And don't miss our The Shadowed Path / Modern Magic giveaway with Gail Z. Martin

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Stacking The Shelves and Mailbox Monday are a pair of weekly memes that are about sharing the books that came your way over the past week, and which you've added to your shelves - whether they be physical or virtual, borrowed or bought, or for pleasure or review.

Just 1 new review title this week, but since it's an October release, it doesn't really count against my summer scheme to clear out the review shelves.

A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
Expected publication: October 25th 2016 by Tor.com

Long after the Towers left the world but before the dragons came to Daluça, the emperor brought his delegation of gods and diplomats to Olorum. As the royalty negotiates over trade routes and public services, the divinity seeks arcane assistance among the local gods.

Aqib bgm Sadiqi, fourth-cousin to the royal family and son of the Master of Beasts, has more mortal and pressing concerns. His heart has been captured for the first time by a handsome Daluçan soldier named Lucrio. in defiance of Saintly Canon, gossiping servants, and the furious disapproval of his father and brother, Aqib finds himself swept up in a whirlwind romance. But neither Aqib nor Lucrio know whether their love can survive all the hardships the world has to throw at them.


For Father's Day, my wife got me an Indigo gift card, so I made good use of that. Stephen King is always best enjoyed as a pocket paperback (the same way I discovered him long ago); The Dinosaur Lords I want to re-read and take the time to enjoy before picking up the next book; Max Gladstone is an author I've been meaning to read for a while now; and A Crown for Cold Silver is one of those books I wasn't in the right mood to review as an ARC, but which I want to enjoy in paperback.



Finally, I did pick up a pair of Kindle titles that I am sure you'll be seeing on a WTF Friday sometime soon.

 

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is another weekly meme, this time focused on what books are spending the most time in your hands and in your head, as opposed to what's been added to your shelf.


Berzerkoids by MP Johnson
I'm a little late in getting to this, but looking forward to stories "so shockingly, oozingly awesome, you just have to read ‘em all!"

Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell by Paul Kane
Technically, this one is a bit deeper into the review queue, but I've waited long enough. I've been waiting for this for over a year, and it's time to see Holmes meet Hellraiser.


 

What's topping your shelves this week?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fantasy Review: The Shadowed Path by Gail Z. Martin (with #GIVEAWAY)

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a decade since Gail Z. Martin debuted on the fantasy scene with The Summoner, the first book of her Chronicles of the Necromancer. I can still remember spotting that brilliantly designed cover on the shelf, and being completely sucked in by the promise of dark magic and sweeping epic fantasy.

If you've read the series, then you are already well acquainted with Jonmarc Vanhanian. You know the man, and you know much of his story, but The Shadowed Path still has some surprises to go along with the 'ah-ha' moments we expect. If you are new to the world of the Chronicles, however, this collection of short stories stands alone just fine, and should serve as a perfect introduction.

The way the stories are structured here reminds me of those classic collections of Conan, Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, and Elric. Each story stands on its own, but they are loosely linked together, working to tell a larger life story. Yes, there are gaps between them, and sometimes you're all too aware that the developments you'd expect in the next chapter of a novel are missing from the next story, but there's a definite charm to flow of narratives.

If there's a common theme to these stories, it's one of loss . . . of heartbreak . . . and of suffering. Cursed from the moment he first picked up a sword, Jonmarc watches as friends, families, lovers, and comrades are stolen from this life. Time and time again he moves on, rises above the tragedy, and reestablishes himself in a new life . . . only to lose it all again. Even if we already knew the facts of his life, watching him suffer through each challenge adds a whole new facet of sympathy and understanding to an already well-developed character.

As for the stories, they are all fantastic, full of action, adventure, and some real tension. Even though we know Jonmarc must survive them all, it's clear early on that nobody else is safe, and that sense of legitimate peril is something that sets these aside from most prequel tales. Caves of the Dead, Blood’s Cost, Bad Places, and Dark Passage were my favorites in the collection, and if those titles suggest a little something about my dark tastes in fantasy . . . well, it's not entirely wrong. All in all, whether you're a fan or a new reader, The Shadowed Path is well work kicking back with for some summer reading.

Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 14th 2016 by Solaris

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary ARC of this title from the publisher in exchange for review consideration. This does not in any way affect the honesty or sincerity of my review.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Necromancy Light and Dark by Gail Z. Martin (GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY)

Necromancy Light and Dark
by Gail Z. Martin

I mostly write about necromancers who are good guys.

Tris Drayke, the main character in my Chronicles of the Necromancer / Fallen Kings Cycle series, struggles to control his power as he rises to be the strongest Summoner of his generation. Tormod Solveig, a secondary character in my Ascendant Kingdoms series, wields his power as a warlord and a necromancer with his sister Rinka, a fearsome warrior, watching his back. Archibald Donnelly, in my Deadly Curiosities dark urban fantasy series, takes the low key approach to necromancy with the misleading demeanor of a laid back archivist. They're the good guys, wrestling with the temptations of fearsome power to remain on the side of light.

Now let's go dark side. In the steampunk world of Iron & Blood, which I co-write with my husband, Larry N. Martin, we meet the dark necromancers, the Resurrectionists, Francis Tumblety and Adolph Brunrichter, as well as the Dollmaker, who try to uncover the secrets of clockwork-driven immortality. Scaith, a dark necromancer, also appears in The Sworn and The Dread in my Chronicles / Fallen Kings series, and the devotees of the dark goddess Shanthadura also move into the territory of dark necromancy. In Vendetta, part of my Deadly Curiosities series, Sariel calls on dark magic to control reapers and nephilim who in turn feed on the spirits of the dead.  And in The Shadowed Path, we meet Foor Arontala, a blood mage. He is not an necromancer himself, but he is sworn to freeing the soul of the Obsidian King, a powerful dark necromancer whose soul was imprisoned after he nearly brought the Winter Kingdoms to destruction.

Intent is everything.

I've written about hero necromancers because I don't believe power is intrinsically good or evil; what matters is what you do with the power. And as Spiderman knows, with great power comes great responsibility. What makes the responsible use of great power very difficult is imperfect information and human nature. Without complete information, it's easy to draw incorrect conclusions, come to bad decisions, and believe you're using the power to do the right thing when in fact, you've been badly misled. Worse, dire circumstances can tempt the best people to wonder if in this particular case, the end justifies the means. And of course, ego, denial, fear, anger, and the need for vengeance can blind us and send us down the road to hell with plenty of good intentions.

Which means that to remain serving the Light, a necromancer must be as vigilant about his/her actions as about the threats from the enemy. More so, perhaps, because self-delusion is easy and comfortable and the consequences of wrong choices affect both the living and the dead.

So the distinction that I draw between good and evil when it comes to necromancy comes down to respect for free will and volition. A necromancer who serves the Light will not force an unwilling spirit into a dead body, nor trap a spirit in a corpse that wants to be free. He or she will not keep a spirit from crossing to its final rest, nor trouble the spirits of the dead for personal gain or selfish reasons.

A good necromancer might call summon the spirits of the dead to learn information that benefits the larger whole. In battle, he/she might make it possible for the willing spirits of dead soldiers to reanimate their corpses or give their ghosts form and substance to fight. It is permitted to bind a spirit that wants to be healed to its dying body long enough for the body to be healed. A Light necromancer would be duty-bound to release spirits held against their will by curses or Dark magic.

So what about Dark necromancy? That gets into 'evil legions of the undead' territory. Dark necromancers are willing to use the souls of the dead and their ravaged corpses as shock troops, or to bind the souls of tortured and broken prisoners to their dying bodies and send them first into battle as sword fodder. The darker side of necromancy traps spirits and forces them into servitude, either as revenants or as zombies. Dark necromancy acts for selfish purposes and the aggrandizement of power without regard for agency, free will or self-determination.

Dark necromancy considers the spirits of the dead to be tools, nothing more than means to an end, without respect for them as human beings or immortal souls. A dark necromancer may serve a god or goddess and/or owe a deity a debt for assistance, but the practice of dark necromancy essentially sets the mage outside of and above humanity by meddling with human souls. Dark necromancy, in my worlds, is tied to blood magic, which requires forbidden magic and usually either human or animal sacrifice. Once again, intention is key, since the willingness to sacrifice another living being for the accumulation of power marks and sullies the soul of the practitioner.

In the end, the same choices that make a dark necromancer also make a monstrous human being: the disregard for freedom of choice and the value of human life.

Check out The Shadowed Path, my newest epic fantasy collection of Jonmarc Vahanian short stories in paperback and ebook from Solaris Books. And be sure to also look for Modern Magic: Twelve Tales of Urban Fantasy, a 12 book, 13 author ebook boxed set including Trifles and Folly, the first-ever collection of 10 Deadly Curiosities Adventures short stories!

From June 21-June 30 I'll be doing my annual Hawthorn Moon Sneak Peek Event blog tour, and I hope readers will stop over to my website, find out what all is going on and where to find the posts, giveaways, contests and fun events. And of course, please look for The Shadowed Path at your favorite bookseller!

The Hawthorn Moon Sneak Peek Event includes book giveaways, free excerpts, all-new guest blog posts and author Q&A on 22 awesome partner sites around the globe. I'll also be hosting many of my Modern Magic co-authors guest posting on my DisquietingVisions.com blog during the tour.  For a full list of where to go to get the goodies, visit www.AscendantKingdoms.com.

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About the Author

Gail Z. Martin is the author of The Shadowed Path (Solaris Books), Vendetta: A Deadly Curiosities Novel in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC (Solaris Books); Shadow and Flame the fourth and final book in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga (Orbit Books); and Iron and Blood a new Steampunk series (Solaris Books) co-authored with Larry N. Martin.

She is also author of Ice Forged, Reign of Ash and War of Shadows in The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, The Chronicles of The Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven, Dark Lady’s Chosen); The Fallen Kings Cycle (The Sworn, The Dread) and the urban fantasy novel Deadly Curiosities.  Gail writes three ebook series: The Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures, The Deadly Curiosities Adventures and The Blaine McFadden Adventures. The Storm and Fury Adventures, steampunk stories set in the Iron & Blood world, are co-authored with Larry N. Martin.

Her work has appeared in over 30 US/UK anthologies. Newest anthologies include: Robots, The Big Bad 2, Athena’s Daughters, Heroes, Space, Contact Light, With Great Power, The Weird Wild West, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, Alien Artifacts, Cinched: Imagination Unbound, Realms of Imagination, Gaslight and Grimm, Baker Street Irregulars, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens.

Find her at www.AscendantKingdoms.com, on Twitter @GailZMartin, on Facebook.com/WinterKingdoms, at DisquietingVisions.com blog and GhostInTheMachinePodcast.com, on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/GailZMartin and  free excerpts on Wattpad http://wattpad.com/GailZMartin.

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About the Book

The Shadowed Path: A Jonmarc Vanhanian Collection by Gail Z. Martin 
Published June 14th 2016 by Solaris

These are the untold tales of Jonmarc Vahanian, hero of Gail Z. Martin’s best-selling Chronicles of the Necromancer series.

Jonmarc Vahanian was just a blacksmith’s son in a small fishing village before raiders killed his family. Wounded and left for dead in the attack, Jonmarc tries to rebuild his life. But when a dangerous bargain with a shadowy stranger goes wrong, Jonmarc finds himself on the run, with nothing ahead but vengeance, and nothing behind him but blood.

Soldier. Fight slave. Smuggler. Warrior. Brigand lord.  If you’ve met Jonmarc Vahanian in the Chronicles of the Necromancer and Fallen Kings Cycle books, you don’t really know him until you walk in his footsteps. This is the first segment of his journey.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Jerusalem by Alan Moore

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Jerusalem: A Novel by Alan Moore
Expected publication: September 13th 2016 by Liveright Publishing Corporation

In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England’s Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap tower blocks. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district’s narrative among its saints, kings, prostitutes and derelicts a different kind of human time is happening, a soiled simultaneity that does not differentiate between the petrol-coloured puddles and the fractured dreams of those who navigate them. Fiends last mentioned in the Book of Tobit wait in urine-scented stairwells, the delinquent spectres of unlucky children undermine a century with tunnels, and in upstairs parlours labourers with golden blood reduce fate to a snooker tournament.

Disappeared lanes yield their own voices, built from lost words and forgotten dialect, to speak their broken legends and recount their startling genealogies, family histories of shame and madness and the marvellous. There is a conversation in the thunderstruck dome of St. Paul’s cathedral, childbirth on the cobblestones of Lambeth Walk, an estranged couple sitting all night on the cold steps of a Gothic church-front, and an infant choking on a cough drop for eleven chapters. An art exhibition is in preparation, and above the world a naked old man and a beautiful dead baby race along the Attics of the Breath towards the heat death of the universe.

An opulent mythology for those without a pot to piss in, through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth and poverty; of Africa, and hymns, and our threadbare millennium. They discuss English as a visionary language from John Bunyan to James Joyce, hold forth on the illusion of mortality post-Einstein, and insist upon the meanest slum as Blake’s eternal holy city. Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, this is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter.


To be completely honest, as intrigued as I am, and as much as I admire Moore's graphic novel work, I'm just not sure I have it in me to give this a read. It's over 1 million words, and contains a chapter dealing with the fourth dimension, one written like a Samuel Beckett play, and one completely "incomprehensible" chapter written in a completely invented sub-Joycean text. Um, yeah. I'm fascinated, and intensely curious, but really want to see a few reviews before considering it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Horror Review: Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories edited by Doug Murano & D. Alexander Ward

Already recognized as a successful indie publisher, with a Bram Stoker Award nomination and a slew of well-reviewed titles over the past few years, Crystal Lake has really stepped up their game with Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories. While there were a few entries I didn't care for, it was more a matter of personal taste/triggers than literary quality.

Doug Murano & D. Alexander Ward have pulled together an impressive mix of authors here, and that diversity is big part of what makes it such an interesting read. I won't dwell on those that didn't work for me - instead, I'll just share a few words on what I felt to be the standout pieces.

Picking Splinters from a Sex Slave” by Brian Kirk really sets the tone for this collection. It's one of the darkest, saddest stories I have ever read, with the father's inappropriate humor putting a perfect edge on the drama.

“Arbeit Macht Frei” was another dark tale, this time rooted in the real life horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, with Lisa Mannetti sharing a story of teenage selfishness and absolutely rotten timing.

“Water Thy Bones” by Mercedes M. Yardley was one of the high points of the collection, an odd sort of tale that explores the beautiful side of horror - which, as it turns out, is bone deep (not skin deep). It wasn't only an interesting story, but and interestingly told story.

“A Haunted House is a Wheel Upon Which Some Are Broken” initially seemed misplaced in the collection, being a dark sort of choose your own adventure tale, but as each choice exposes a different room and a different history, Paul Tremblay proves himself a clever addition.

“Coming to Grief” was a difficult story to gauge. As a story on its own, I appreciated it's take on childhood fears and the adult grieving process it, but knowing that it was written by Clive Barker created expectations to which it could not live up.

“Cards for His Spokes, Coins for His Fare” felt very much like a Stephen King or John Saul tale, with John F.D. Taff really distinguishing himself. It's a subtle story that takes a while to develop, but I really liked where it ended up.

“The Place of Revelation” by Ramsey Campbell closes the collection on a high note, with the story of a young boy and his ability to see things that feels like a vintage Campbell tale. It has plot, character, atmosphere, and more.

As the title says, Gutted really is a collection of Beautiful Horror Stories that isn't afraid to look for light in the strangest of places, even as it embraces the appeal of the darkness.

Paperback, 380 pages
Expected publication: June 24th 2016 by Crystal Lake Publishing

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary ARC of this title from the publisher in exchange for review consideration. This does not in any way affect the honesty or sincerity of my review.

Monday, June 20, 2016

On Creating a Heroine by Dan Jolley (Guest Post)

ON CREATING A HEROINE
By Dan Jolley

I started my career writing comic books.

And not the independent, original stuff; I wasn’t like Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, coming up with the so-iconic-they’re-nearly-godlike Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I got my start writing Aliens stories for Dark Horse, went on to do some Vampirella stuff for Harris, and from there moved into the ranks of DC and Marvel. One of the works I’m best known for in the comics industry is a story called JSA: The Liberty Files, which was a sort of alternate-reality, “What If” tale that starred Batman and Superman. (It asked the question, “What if Batman, Superman, and several other well-known DC heroes had been secret agents in World War II?”)

Essentially, I spent the first big chunk of my career writing characters other people had created.

This had its pros and cons. On the pro side, I learned to adapt to different personalities and different voices early on, so that when someone said to me, “We need you to write a story for such-and-such franchise,” I could say, “Sure, give me a few days for research and I’ll cook something up,” with very little anxiety. On the con side—and it took me years to realize this—I didn’t get all that much practice creating characters of my own. I didn’t have to invent Batman’s character. I just had to make sure I did his characterization justice.

That began to change when artists Tony Harris and Ray Snyder and I came up with a project called Obergeist. It was a seven-issue comic book mini-series, and was the story of a schizophrenic, psychokinetic, undead ex-Nazi on a mission from God. Original? Very. Commercially viable? Eh, not so much. But that was the first time I had really applied myself to coming up with someone new.

Several years after that, DC Comics asked me to revamp an existing character of theirs called Firestorm. After talking it over with DC editorial, my proposed new character was officially established as Jason Rusch, a 17-year-old African-American kid from Detroit.

Firestorm fans lost their minds on the Internet. “How can a white guy in his thirties, from the South, write a 17-year-old black kid from Detroit?” more than one message-board poster demanded. They also offered up opinions such as, “I’m never buying this book!” and “You suck, Jolley!”

But here’s the thing: when I was fleshing out Jason Rusch, who was basically an original character even though he was tied to the existing Firestorm franchise, I never once thought, “Hey, I’m going to write the best African-American character ever!” And I sure as hell never thought, “Ooh, here’s my chance to write the definitive African-American experience!” I would never think that, or try to do that, because the message-board posters were right about one thing: I was a Southern white guy in his thirties.

What I did do was try to put my own experiences into Jason Rusch. I drew on what my own childhood was like, and channeled some of the friction I had had with my own father, and through Jason I tried to let people see the feelings I had felt myself. That was all I wanted to do: just put some honest feelings down on the page. I was hoping that maybe honest human emotions would work, no matter the age or ethnicity or region of the country.

Cut to: the first major convention I attended after Firestorm came out, which was Wizard World Chicago. I was sitting there at my table, stacks of Firestorm #1 around me, waiting to see what would happen. (I had received enough bile and hatred on the Internet at that point that I was sort of expecting some fan to try to kill me.) But what actually happened was that, on three separate occasions, small groups of young African-American guys approached me, shook my hand, and told me how real Jason Rusch felt to them.

I was freaking ecstatic. In fact, even years later, the same kind of thing occasionally comes up; I was at another show last year, and met an African-American artist who had read Firestorm all those years ago. He told me he had asked another friend of his at the time, “Is this Dan Jolley guy black?”

Which brings us to Gray Widow’s Web. Because I know there are people out there who are thinking, “How is this white guy in his forties going to write a multi-ethnic woman in her late twenties?”

Part of the answer to that is, “Very carefully.” I’ve spent a lot of time studying the way people talk and think and react to things, and I believe (I hope) that I’ve got a decent handle on feminine characterization. It seemed to work pretty well in my YA novel trilogy, Alex Unlimited, which starred an 18-year-old girl.

But the real answer is, “The same way I wrote Jason Rusch.” I’m just trying to be honest. I don’t pretend to know what it’s like to grow up as a person of color, because I’m Standard White Guy #8. I don’t pretend that I’m going to change the world with my never-before-seen, bone-deep analysis of what it’s like to be a young woman in today’s world, because I’m just eaten up with Y chromosomes.

And I do hope readers will get to know Janey Sinclair, the titular Gray Widow, and see how she feels about things, and how she reacts to things, and either think, “Yeah, I’ve felt that way,” or “Yeah, I know someone who’s felt that way.” I hope they’re right there with her as she deals with staggering loss arising from horrific gun violence, and tries to give herself permission to feel happiness after spending years lost in guilt. I hope that honest human emotions carry across ethnicities and cultures and genders. And, I mean, I also hope readers enjoy the sheer volume of ass she kicks, and how cool she looks in her stolen suit of military body armor, and how much guts it takes to face an antagonist as skin-crawlingly awful as Simon Grove, and the struggle she deals with in trying to understand how she developed the ability to teleport.

But if readers don’t care about her as a person, if they don’t identify with her emotions, they won’t care about any of that other stuff.

So! Please allow me to introduce you to Janey Sinclair, the Gray Widow.

I hope you grow as attached to her as I have.

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About the Author

Dan Jolley started writing professionally at age nineteen. Beginning in comic books, he has since branched out into original novels, licensed-property novels, children’s books, and video games. His twenty-five-year career includes the YA sci-fi/espionage trilogy Alex Unlimited; the award-winning comic book mini-series Obergeist; the Eisner Award-nominated comic book mini-series JSA: The Liberty Files; and the Transformers video games War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron. Dan was co-writer of the world-wide-bestselling zombie/parkour game Dying Light, and lead writer of the Oculus Rift game Chronos. Dan lives somewhere in the northwest Georgia foothills with his wife Tracy and a handful of largely inert cats. Gray Widow’s Walk is his first adult novel.

Learn more about Dan by visiting his website, www.danjolley.com, and follow him on Twitter @_DanJolley

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About the Book

Gray Widow’s Walk by Dan Jolley
Published May 13th 2016 by Seventh Star Press

“The only thing in this world you can truly control is yourself.”

Janey Sinclair’s ability to teleport has always been a mystery to her. She tried for years to ignore it, but when tragedy shatters her life, Janey’s anger consumes her. She hones her fighting skills, steals a prototype suit of military body armor, and takes to the streets of Atlanta, venting her rage as the masked vigilante dubbed “the Gray Widow” by the press.

But Janey’s power, and her willingness to use it, plunges her into a conflict on a much grander scale than she had anticipated.

Soon she encounters Simon Grove, a bloodthirsty runaway with a shapeshifting ability gone horribly wrong…

Garrison Vessler, an ex-FBI agent and current private defense contractor, who holds some of the answers Janey’s been searching for…

And Tim Kapoor, the first person in years with a chance of breaking through Janey’s emotional shell—if she’ll let him.

But as Janey’s vigilantism gains worldwide attention, and her showdown with Simon Grove draws ever closer, the reason for her augmented abilities—hers and all the others like her—begins to reveal itself. Because, high above the Earth, other eyes are watching. And they have far-reaching plans…

Gray Widow’s Walk is book one of the Gray Widow Trilogy, to be followed by Gray Widow’s Web and Gray Widow’s War.

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