If you’re on Netgalley and would like to get your hands on a copy of Robert Harkess’ very fine steampunk novel Amunet, which launched at BristolCon 2016, then now’s your chance!
Amunet has a unique talent; she can talk to the dead. She had been told all her life that this is the key to rescuing her mother, who has been taken by mysterious and powerful forces. To unlock her mother’s prison, all she has to do is find the Locksmith. Posing as a Medium, she scours Europe for the one person who can help her.
Harry and his father are investigators, employed by the Church to hunt down Mediums and hand them over to the mercies of the Inquisition. Harry has always believed he, and the Church, were doing the right thing. Until now.
Refusing to believe the Inquisition’s claim that Amunet is evil, Harry risks his own life, and his relationship with his father, to keep her from the clutches of the Church, even as she guides him on a journey to prevent a terrible evil being set loose in the world.
Comes with an endorsement from this very blog, and I think it’s available only for February, so if you’re a reviewer and this sounds like your cup of tea get over to Netgalley pronto and download a copy.