Prince of Sylvan released today and both novella prequels to The Eternal Machine are now available in audio books. I may be swooning, just a little.
Jacob Buchholz is the narrator and he did such a wonderful job capturing the voices of not only Novak and Alvis but all the characters. I’m so proud to say he will be narrating Realm of Giants as well and that will be releasing later on this year.
Now, if you haven’t read The Eternal Machine, that’s ok! Prince of Sylvan can be read as the first in the series, but it is fast paced. This book has lots of clues, feels, found family and a decent helping of spice to go with the plot.
If you’re interested in giving it a listen, check it out here.
MM Dark Steampunk Fantasy, Villain to Hero, Enemies to Lovers, Found Family, Inclusive Cast, Adventure.
The novella Prince of Sylvan occurs 20 years before The Eternal Machine and focuses on Alvis’ years in Sylvan. This will contain mild spoilers for those who have not read Eternal Machine, though it can be read first as a standalone.
Alvis is the preferred heir to the throne of Sylvan, a Fae court built on hatred and blood. High Lord Typhan pushes Alvis every day to murder his own brother and absorb his power, becoming an unstoppable weapon.
A lifelong blood bond will force Alvis to make a choice between his brother or mother, as he cannot disobey a command given by his father. Unlike most blood bonds, his can be broken, at the expense of his mother’s life.
Typhan is losing patience and soon his request will be a command, then Alvis will have to kill his kin by the sword, or a broken blood bond. Alvis decides he would rather take his own life than choose between his kin and live as a monster any longer, but a legendary Captain arrives with a troublesome first mate the Prince can’t keep out of his heart.
Friends, love and a whole new world waits outside their imprisoned court, but at what cost?
Blood, or sanity?