I would like spotlight an upcoming novel today, written by fellow Hydra Publications author R.S. Hunter. His novel is a steampunk piece, titled, The Exile's Violin, and it is to be Book I of the Tethys Chronicles, scheduled for release this September. (Can you believe it's already September next month?) Mr. Hunter has thus been kind enough to give us a sneak peek at his newly released cover art - as well as a blurb of his work. Feel free to voice your thoughts:
Enggar Adirasa is the artist, and he truly did a masterful job. I, personally, adore this piece, and I think it is a perfect portrayal of a steampunk world. I am told that the figure looking back at us is the main character in The Exile's Violin, Jacquie Renairre.
And now for a quick blurb regarding the novel itself:
Why hire mercenaries to kill an innocent family just to obtain one little key? That question haunts Jacquie Renairre for six years as she hunts down the people responsible for murdering her parents.
Not even accepting an assignment to investigate a conspiracy that aims to start a war can keep her from searching for the key. Armed with her father’s guns and socialite Clay Baneport, she continues her quest for answers abroad.
With the world edging closer to disaster, Jacquie is running out of time to figure out how the war, the key, and ancient legend are intertwined. The fate of the world hinges on her ability to unravel both mysteries before it’s too late.
Thank you, Mr. Hunter, for providing us with a premature glimpse at your novel. I can't wait to read it next month!
Keep an eye on Hydra's site for the release of this upcoming novel, and be sure to tune in for further announcements and shenanigans.
R.S. Hunter fell in love with science fiction when he watched Star Wars with his grandmother as a small child. From then on there was no turning back. To escape suburban life he turned to stories that took him on wild adventures through time, space, and to worlds both real and imagined. While he knows space combat won’t work the same way as it does in the movies, he still hopes that someday he’ll get his own X-Wing or TARDIS.
His short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Abaculus III, Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions, 20,001 A Steampunk Odyssey, and the forthcoming In Situ. In addition, R.S. writes about video games for multiple websites. The Exile’s Violin will be his debut steampunk novel.