Friday, August 25, 2017

What is Beth Cato reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Beth Cato, author of Call of Fire (Blood of Earth).

Her entry begins:
I recently read a fun forthcoming debut novel by Joseph Brassey, entitled Skyfarer. I first saw it described as "Star Wars meets Final Fantasy," and that's pretty accurate. There are a lot of space opera-like elements, but it's entirely set on a fantasy world abounding with powerful magic. There are genre tropes aplenty, but they gave the book a cozy feel, and Brassey kept...[read on]
About Call of Fire, from the publisher:
A resourceful young heroine must protect the world from her enemies—and her own power—in this thrilling sequel to the acclaimed Breath of Earth, an imaginative blend of alternative history, fantasy, science, magic, and adventure.

When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris. She is desperate to escape Ambassador Blum, the cunning and dangerous bureaucrat who wants to use Ingrid’s formidable powers to help the Unified Pacific—the confederation of the United States and Japan—achieve world domination. To stop them, Ingrid must learn more about the god-like magic she inherited from her estranged father—the man who set off the quake that obliterated San Francisco.

When Lee and Fenris are kidnapped in Portland, Ingrid and Cy are forced to ally themselves with another ambassador from the Unified Pacific: the powerful and mysterious Theodore Roosevelt. But even TR’s influence may not be enough to save them when they reach Seattle, where the magnificent peak of Mount Rainier looms. Discovering more about herself and her abilities, Ingrid is all too aware that she may prove to be the fuse to light the long-dormant volcano ... and a war that will sweep the world.
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