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Shadow by Chris George

Monsters, Machines and Mad Scientists 

Ellis Graves has found his way into the strange city-world of Shadow, where he has become entangled in the dark plans of blue-blooded Philosophers and savage monsters. His only allies are a beautiful pirate without a vessel and an old man who just might be completely mad.

All he wants to do is find a way back home, but it seems that’s a goal ten thousand years in the making, and it’s just what his enemies are hoping for . . . 


A serialized novel, updating sporadically

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Listed: Jul 1, 2011

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Ellis through the Looking Glass (ring)

By G.S. Williams, author of The Surprising Life and Death of Diggory Franklin

Aug 8, 2011: Ellis has a problem. It’s not so much that he’s emotionally reserved to the point that his ex-girlfriend dumped him for being a "soul-less doll" although that’s a tough thing to hear for anyone with feelings. No, Ellis found a magic ring that transported him to an alternate Earth called Shadow, where the sky is the wrong colour and monsters roam the streets.

Luckily, he runs into the former Baron Von Spektr, Franck, who is an insane inventor that can keep [more . . .]

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By Erin Klitzke, author of The Last Colony

Aug 19, 2011: If you’re looking for classic steampunk . . . well, Shadows isn’t it. What it certainly IS however, is quite a ride. I mean, what would you do if you landed in a trash pile and suddenly found a monster chasing you? I’d run, which is exactly what Ellis does.

As it turns out, Ellis isn’t on Earth anymore, and if the monster wasn’t a big clue, the strange color of the sky certainly is. He gets bad news pretty fast from a manic mad [more . . .]

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