Copper and Salt

Copper and Salt is out! It is the third novel set in Doskvol.

https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/andrew-shields/copper-and-salt/paperback/product-1rzwdqv4.html

This novel can stand alone, and you can treat the two previous ones as prequels if you decide to read them later.

The Silkworms are a canny crew that handle behind the scenes crime in Silkshore, secure enough that they have begun to drift apart and focus on their own interests. (A Spider, Slide, Lurk, and Whisper.) Also, an idealistic young Inspector has overstepped his bounds in pursuing justice in his territory. During the Sail Lighting Festival, relationships are strained past the breaking point. A serial killer stalks the night, a demon ritual is unfolding in the background, and Hell hath no fury like a scorned spouse who joins up with the Bluecoats. Nothing is quite what it seems, and the cost to save the world is always, always steeper than you expected.

I encourage you to check it out. It’s a dark ride in the pressure cooker of a cramped city swollen with festival energy.

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Wow, I didn’t know there are novels set in the world of Blades in the Dark! Is this available in digital format, as print is out of the question due to cost and shipping/import costs that are more than the book?

If there is digital version, are the previous novels available and the story connected?

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On Andrew’s page you can check which titles are “Printed Book” and which are “Ebook”. :wink:

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The story is connected, and also each book stands on its own. They share characters and themes, but you don’t need to read Silk and Silver to understand what’s going on in Mirror and Bone or Copper and Salt.

The first book follows the River Stallions and the creation of the Silkworms. The second book has both crews hit by a crisis. The third book focuses on the Silkworms. The fourth will focus on the River Stallions.

The ebook for Silk and Silver is here. https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/andrew-shields/silk-and-silver/ebook/product-1e5gqr29.html

Mirror and Bone is here. https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/andrew-shields/mirror-and-bone/ebook/product-24176326.html

The Copper and Salt ebook is finished and out to my Patreon supporters, but Lulu is having some lingering issues from their site upgrade and I’m still working on getting it posted.

Thanks for asking!

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In general I don’t purchase books anymore without review or preview, but luckily Amazon.com had quick view of the first few pages. I liked what I read and I now have the first book on my Kindle. Looking forward to see how Doskvol is depicted and compare it to my interpretation of the world in my two campaign.

And to the story. Haven’t read fantasy fiction since ages :slight_smile:

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