Welcome to my tour stop for Storms of Lazarus by Karen Kincy. This is the second book in the Shadows of Asphodel series. This is a new adult dieselpunk romance and is now available! The tour runs August 11-22 with reviews, interviews & a few guest posts. Check out the tour page for the schedule and more information.
Storms of Lazarus (Shadows of Asphodel #2)
Sometimes escape is impossible. Sometimes love isn’t enough.
1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.
In Königsberg, Prussia, they work with Konstantin on the next evolution of Project Lazarus. Wendel once called Königsberg home, the city now besieged by the Russians and their clockwork engines of war. This may be Wendel’s last chance to save his family and find redemption, but he’s tormented by nightmares and tempted by laudanum. Ardis fears her love isn’t enough to save Wendel. Her hands are full piloting the automatons, and she’s terrified to tell him a secret of her own. Will they—and their love—survive the storms of war?
She’s done it again everyone! I was such a fan of the first book in this series, Shadows of Asphodel, I was overjoyed to be asked to be a part of this blog tour. It took no hesitation on my part, I’m just in love with Wendel & Ardis’ story!
Gosh, where do I even start? It’s going to be tough to do this review without spoiling anything at all. I suppose, I’ll just talk about all the elements that I did love.
I still don’t have a full understanding of the whole dieselpunk era, but this series just makes that even more fascinating. The technology during this era is completely awesome, when I was reading this, I was just wondering what it would be like if we had them in present time, especially this little “bug” invention. They were definitely sneaky little buggers.
Wendel & Ardis – I ship the crap out of them! Both of them and their bad-assery! Plenty of steamy scenes, fighting scenes, and TONS of humorous dialogue between the two — like FRENCH TOAST! And guess who we get more of? KONSTANTIN … you’ll love all of that.
If you read the first, you’ll love this one even more! The 2nd edition is such a great follow-up to the first one and I just want this series to go on forever and ever. I think the whole steampunk/dieselpunk really adds to this series, to me, it definitely makes it stand out more than other series. It makes it rather unique and it’s definite first in any of my reads. I love that element! You’ll love all the characters, everything that happens in this story, there’s just a lot of love going around.
BRAVO, when’s the next one?!
MY RATING : 5 STARS!
About the Author
Karen Kincy (Kirkland, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.