Just when Maddie Angler thinks she’s over the death of her longtime boyfriend, Alvin, she discovers that he’s not only alive, but he may just be part god. And a killer. Now it’s up to her to unite Eight Worlds she didn’t even know existed in the first place, before chaos reigns.
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What others are saying:
Maddie Angler’s lover, the brilliant and eccentric graduate student Alvin Roth, has disappeared and is presumed dead. Instead of moving on with her life, Maddie travels to Boston with Alvin’s socially challenged younger brother, Randy, to deliver a box of research papers to Alvin’s adviser, Dr. Keats. This simple action propels her into a parallel universe where she discovers through encounters with a more gregarious Randy that Alvin is not only alive but that he has discovered the secret of multidimensional travel and grown dangerously powerful.
Steampunk meets goddess worship in this unusual and highly original story of loves that cross the borders of time and space. Exploring the concept of multiple universes and the social, artistic, scientific, and religious differences among them, Barron’s debut is an sf adventure that mixes high action with exquisitely detailed depictions of everyday existence in these alternate worlds.
–Library Journal, December 2011
“… a lush, dreamy fable – both vintage gothic, and modern mystery … lovingly laced with magic and darkness from start to finish.”
— Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker
“Barron’s book is a sexy trek through alternate worlds, with a fascinating and detailed mythology. This one is a steampunk tale that doesn’t play by the rules.”
— Mur Lafferty, author and podcaster of Heaven and Hell
“A brilliant, eloquent adventure through time, space, and the human heart.”
— Jonathan Wood, author of No Hero
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Pilgrim of the Sky
by Natania Barron
Published by Candlemark & Gleam, December 2011