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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Tour: SHADOWS OF ASPHODEL by Karen Kincy

About Shadows of Asphodel

She never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer.

1913. Austria-Hungary. Ardis knows better than to save a man on the battlefield. Even if he manages to be a charming bastard while bleeding out in the snow. She hasn’t survived this long as a mercenary without some common sense.

When she rescues Wendel, it isn’t because he’s devilishly handsome, but because he’s a necromancer. His touch can revive the dead, and Ardis worries he will return from the grave to hunt her down. Besides, a necromancer can be useful in this world on the brink of war.

A gentleman of questionable morals, Wendel drops to one knee and pledges his undying loyalty to Ardis. She resists falling for him, no matter how hot the tension smolders between them. Especially when she discovers Wendel’s scars run much deeper than his skin, and it might be too late to truly save him from himself.



Karen Kincy (Kirkland, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.


SHADOWS OF ASPHODEL is a lovely and lyrical magical fantasy, set on the precipice of "The War To End All Wars"--World War I. Since this is alternate history/fantasy, we are entertained with magic, necromancy, and a talented female mercenary. There's just a frisson of Steampunk as well. Readers will thrill to the juxtaposition of the strong female protagonist vis a vis the fatally wounded necromancer, whom her intuition warns her not to save...but--.

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