The Wonder 1: Blood Red by James Devo

Visit The Gramarye, the butt end of the Grand Quillian Empire, and full of the world’s most valuable resource – The Wonder. The Wonder brings the Power of Magic into being, and the Empire wants the most it can get to strengthen its grip on its colonies. But Professor Mycroft Rickenbacker, fabled archaeologist and lecturer,…

51dLr7ZBn8L._SX307_BO1,204,203,200_Visit The Gramarye, the butt end of the Grand Quillian Empire, and full of the world’s most valuable resource – The Wonder.
The Wonder brings the Power of Magic into being, and the Empire wants the most it can get to strengthen its grip on its colonies.
But Professor Mycroft Rickenbacker, fabled archaeologist and lecturer, has stolen the Gargoyle Key, an ancient artefact that promises to unlock the secrets of long dead civilisations.
Unfortunately, Rickenbacker must turn to a ragtag gaggle of washed-up mercenaries, a psychopathic Dragoon, an over-the-hill bare-knuckle boxer, a lascivious knight, a caretaker, Butler and barmaid to explore subterranean cities, evade evil Imperial agents and protect The Gramarye’s legacy of Wonder.
Forgotten races, dark warriors aflame and terrifying steam-driven monstrosities rise again, as an Empire is brought to its knees, forced to rely on saviours it would rather forget.

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About the Author

James Devo was born and raised in South London, from whence he escaped using a mixture of science fiction and fantasy in any medium he could grasp. Over the last few shameful decades, he accidentally became a hardened TV professional and award-winning scriptwriter, developing a grubby sitcom for an American network, shorts shown in dingy English pubs and glittering international film festivals and full-length features with geek favourites attached. He decided to create the world of The Wonder as a novel when he discovered the reader’s imagination had both the cheapest and richest effects budget.

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