The Shadow of Black Wings

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"Fast paced and full of energy" --Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt "This manuscript is full of highly crafted detail that will make readers shiver at times with fear and delight ... a familiar yet highly original fantasy that is a worthwhile read." -- Publishers Weekly "The real-world cultures are incredibly well-researched and truthful, and yet well-balanced with the fantasy elements. An intriguing and impressive series." -- Ben Galley, author of the Emaneska Series It is the Sixteenth Year of Queen Victoria. In the powerful empire of Dracaland, Bran, a young dragon rider, joins his father on a military expedition to the mysterious lands of the Orient. In the reclusive Yamato, Sato, a tomboy samurai girl, strives to prove her right to inherit her father's school of western magic. Nagomi, a timid shrine apprentice, is haunted by the visions of dark future she must keep secret even from her best friend. They don't know it yet, but their paths will cross... And when they do, nothing will ever be the same again. Welcome to The Shadow of Black Wings, a steam-powered romp across the land of dragons, wizards and samurai. It's big, it's fast, it's been compared to Tolkien in terms of world-building, it has strong female characters and lots of carefully researched detail. You will meet the Royal Marines sailing mighty ironclads and Chinese walking machines; mysterious warlords and crazy inventors; you will discover dark prophecies, family secrets and blood-thirsty demons. And all that in just the first volume!

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victorian asian Japanese dragons fantasy china Japan steampunk

The Shadow of Black Wings

James Calbraith
1 Bonus: Inside The Exorcist2017-10-10 06:00:00
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2 Podiobooks Outro via Patrick McLean2013-03-04 21:55:42
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3 Other books by James Calbraith2013-03-04 09:49:20
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4 Episode 17 - The Scent of Wisteria2013-02-28 23:02:00
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5 Episode 16 - The Myriad Year Clock2013-02-28 23:00:00
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6 Episode 15 - The Crane Room2013-02-28 22:56:22
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7 Episode 14 - The Streets of Kiyo2013-02-28 22:38:00
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8 Episode 13 - He Rides Dragons2013-02-28 22:18:25
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9 Episode 12 - This Is Not Qin2013-02-28 22:13:34
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10 Episode 11 - It Fell From Heavens2013-02-28 22:07:32
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11 Episode 10 - Jewels Three2013-02-28 21:55:58
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Episode 10 - Jewels Three

Sato's father joins the conspiracy against the ruling dynasty. Nagomi learns about the dark prophecy concerning the fate of the Yamato.…read more

12 Episode 9 - The Day of the Ship2013-02-28 21:45:21
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13 Episode 8 - The Llambed Seal2013-02-23 21:16:00
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14 Episode 7 - The Thirteen Factories2013-02-23 21:05:00
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15 Episode 6 - The Songs of Distant Ocean2013-02-23 20:29:00
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16 Episode 5 - Farewell to Llangyfelach2013-02-23 20:16:00
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