The Velocity of Revolution By Marshall Ryan Maresca

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ISBN: 9780756416737


Published by (2021-02-09)

From the author of the Maradaine saga comes a new steampunk fantasy novel that explores a chaotic city on the verge of revolution.

Ziaparr: a city being rebuilt after years of mechanized and magical warfare, the capital of a ravaged nation on the verge of renewal and self-rule. But unrest foments as undercaste cycle gangs raid supply trucks, agitate the populace and vandalize the city. A revolution is brewing in the slums and shantytowns against the occupying government, led by a voice on the radio, connected through forbidden magic.

Wenthi Tungét, a talented cycle rider and a loyal officer in the city patrol, is assigned to infiltrate the cycle gangs. For his mission against the insurgents, Wenthi must use their magic, connecting his mind to Nália, a recently captured rebel, using her knowledge to find his way into the heart of the rebellion.

Wenthi's skill on a cycle makes him valuable to the resistance cell he joins, but he discovers that the magic enhances with speed. Every ride intensifies his connection, drawing him closer to the gang he must betray, and strengthens Nália's presence as she haunts his mind.

Wenthi is torn between justice and duty, and the wrong choice will light a spark in a city on the verge of combustion.

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback Original
Price: 17 USD / 23 CAD
Published: 2021-02-09
ISBN: 9780756416737
Page Count: 368
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Praise for The Velocity of Revolution

"Maresca sends the pages flying with a clever plot, well-defined characters, and high-stakes atmosphere. This tense outing will keep readers spellbound from page one." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Maresca's standalone is another example of his delightful world building." —Booklist (starred review)

"[The Velocity of Revolution] is an enjoyable read delving into a rich culture and complex world. If you are looking for a good, fun story that touches on everything from class discrimination to street racing, then you will find what you are looking for here." —Game Vortex

"It’s incredibly clever and very intimate; you almost feel like you’re intruding, in some scenes, as though you should slip out quietly and leave the characters to these intensely private, powerful discoveries. Maresca is one hell of an amazing writer." —Every Book a Doorway