BEWARE THOSE WHO TURN FROM THE LIGHT
A detective of the Lansfyrd PD faces a strange murder case and a scientist searches for a manuscript written by an ancient species. Meanwhile, the ambition of empires never rests.
Beneath the arcane Rustpeaks lies the city of Lansfyrd, where visibility is at an all-time low and airships rumble through the skies. Detective Lentsay “Len” Yoriya is a former homicide detective stuck at a burglary assignment as punishment for loving the wrong person. But when a xenophobic radio-shaman is murdered and the killers try to frame the city’s oppressed insectoids, Len sees a chance to prove her worth. Though high-profile murders are rarely uncomplicated.
In the city’s affluent quarters, Len’s partner Vli-Rana Talie works as a lector at the university, studying the history of a species that once ruled the world. As the temperature rises for her partner, Vli will soon realize that delving into history, that some would prefer was forgotten, will carry risks of its own. Especially when the ambitions of empires are affected.
Meanwhile, there is an election coming up, and the tension simmering in the city is reaching a boiling point. Vli and Len must find what allies they can and face the powers that threaten their home.
History never ends, and unless its lessons are heeded what was once the past might become the present.
Genre: Adult sci-fi/fantasy steelpunk spy thriller
Release date: 1st of October 2020
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Lukas Lundh grew up around books and started writing in early childhood. He speaks English, Swedish and Japanese from living in New Zealand as a teen and studying for a year in Japan in early 20s.
He is educated in philosophy, game design, creative writing and is currently working on a history degree.
Between reading course books which inspire history flash-fictions, Lukas writes everything in between space opera, fantasy steelpunk, and post-ap war dystopias.
His debut novel, a steelpunk spy thriller, Unbroken Truth, is available for pre-order. He doesn’t blog, but he is active on twitter.
Tove Carlund started writing when she was a kid and never really stopped. She is bilingual, being born and raised in Sweden and living in New Zealand for two years in her early 20s. She knows everything about coffee making and milk steaming, plus pool safety and CPR, which doesn’t really help her in her daily life.
She is educated in religious studies, art, film, game writing, creative writing and is currently working on a history degree.
Between reading course books which inspire history flash-fictions, Tove writes all kinds of speculative fiction, from sci-fi dystopias to epic fantasy. She is currently working on a vampire novel inspired by iron age Scandinavia. She doesn’t blog, but she is active on twitter.