Nimbus: A Steampunk Novel (Part One)

      B.J. Keeton
Nimbus: A Steampunk Novel (Part One)

Seedy corporations and airship factions, demons and rogues, zealots and thieves…an epic tale of power, greed, and corruption.Nimbus is steampunk for people who don't know they like steampunk, as well as being steampunk for people who already love steampunk!.NIMBUS is steampunk for people who don't know they like steampunk, as well as being steampunk for people who already love steampunk! This is PART ONE of a complete, four-part serial novel.--Seedy corporations and airship factions, demons and rogues, zealots and thieves…an epic tale of power, greed, and corruption.Jude Finley is a new recruit aboard the Gangly Dirigible, an airship that extracts water from rainclouds. While working aboard the ship, Jude and his friends uncover a secret which may or may not help them against a growing uprising that could spell doom for everyone on the planet. Meanwhile, Demetrius Rucca, the wheelchair-bound son of a prominent religious leader, begins recruiting followers for his own subversive cause. As allegiances are sworn to him and his followers grow, he begins to discover the new powers that lie within him. This power could be the salvation Demetrius is looking for–or it could be the destruction of the known world.--About the Authors:AUSTIN KING is married, but thanks you for your interest.B.J. KEETON is a writer, teacher, and runner. When he isn't trying to think of a way to trick Fox into putting Firefly back on the air, he is either writing science fiction, watching an obscene amount of genre television, or looking for new ways to integrate fitness into his geektastic lifestyle.
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    Birthright (The Technomage Archive, Book 1)

      B.J. Keeton
Birthright (The Technomage Archive, Book 1)

Damien Vennar used to be a god. As a technomage of the Archive, Damien had the power to create entire universes. Then, five hundred years ago, he gave it all up. He suspended the nanotechnology in his bloodstream and began to age—and eventually die—like anyone else. For centuries, Damien has lived among those who once worshiped him, his real identity fading into myth and legend.Damien Vennar used to be a god. As a technomage of the Archive, Damien had the power to create entire universes. Then, five hundred years ago, he gave it all up. He suspended the nanotechnology in his bloodstream and began to age—and eventually die—like anyone else. For centuries, Damien has lived among those who once worshiped him, his real identity fading into myth and legend. Hundreds of years later, when Ceril Bain finds Damien’s old sword buried in his grandfather's garden, he is put on the fast-track to follow in Vennar's footsteps. Over the next six years, Ceril trains as a technomage aboard the Inkwell Sigil, a ship with the ability to travel between dimensions. Just as Ceril is preparing to undergo his Rites and finish his training, the Inkwell Sigil loses power. Stranded in space with no way back home, Ceril and four of his classmates are given their final assignment: go into uncharted territory, find a way back home, and bring back the one person who can fix the ship—Damien Vennar himself.While away, Ceril and his team find themselves in a predicament when they confuse an attempt at first contact with an attack and kill two of the world’s winged inhabitants. They are shortly captured and imprisoned, and the only thing keeping them alive is their angel-like captors’ belief they may be the subjects of an ancient prophecy about a group of magic-wielding messiahs. But that’s impossible. Isn’t it?BIRTHRIGHT is the first book in THE TECHNOMAGE ARCHIVE, an epic fantasy adventure quest set in a science-fiction world. (And be sure not to miss LINEAGE and LEGACY, the final two volumes in the trilogy, both available now!)
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