Barry’s mailbox


The mailman has dropped off another interesting title from Pyr; Mark Hodder’s “The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi.”  Expect to see this book at your favorite local bookstore July 9th or you can grab a copy at Amazon!  The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi (A Burton & Swinburne Adventure)

Burton & Swinburne return in a new series! The Beast is coming. History will be remade. Since the assassination of Queen Victoria in 1840, a cabal of prominent men-including King George V, HRH Prince Albert, Benjamin Disraeli, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel-has received guidance from the Afterlife. The spirit of a dead mystic, Abdu El Yezdi, has helped them to steer the empire into a period of unprecedented peace and creativity. But on the eve of a groundbreaking alliance with the newly formed Greater German Confederation, scientists, surgeons, and engineers are being abducted-including Brunel! The government, in search of answers, turns to the Afterlife, only to find that Abdu El Yezdi is now refusing to speak with the living. Enter the newly-knighted Sir Richard Francis Burton, fresh from his discovery of the source of the Nile. Appointed the king’s agent, he must trace the missing luminaries and solve the mystery of Abdu El Yezdi’s silence. But the Beast has been summoned. How can the famous explorer fulfill his mission when his friends and loved ones are being picked off, one by one, by what appears to be a supernatural entity-by, perhaps, Abdu El Yezdi himself?

I should have a review of this title in late June!

Some of the books that I am reading …

“Copper Centurion” by Daniel Ottalini is available TODAY at Amazon. It is a mix of steampunk technology and ancient Rome. I’ll have a review of this title soon.

“His Clockwork Canary: The Glorious Victorious Darcys” will be available at Amazon June 4th and I’ll have a review for it sometime this month. “The Machine God” by MeiLin Miranda is available NOW and I should have a review soon.

In addition to those titles, I have books from Pyr, New Page Books, Quirk Books, and Titan Books on the way!