by Merle Darling
A story so engaging that one Amazon reviewer wrote: "Obviously if I delayed viewing of Fall premiere's, Upsilon not only caught my attention, but also kept it. I was thankful for E-books, which allowed me to grab reading minutes in the grocery line, at the doctor's office and, if I were to be honest, at a few red lights."
The year is 1887. Queen Charlotte, a direct descendant of James I, sits on the throne of Greater Britain. And a case of mistaken identity pits the mad Emperor of Italy against the most dangerous adversary he never imagined—a modern American beauty of decidedly unmaidenly accomplishments!
In this world, where golems are as real as flying machines, life can still be boring for a woman of considerable gifts and peculiar upbringing. A coded message from the poetically beautiful Nikola Tesla is Claude Monteith’s chance to finally do something important.
How could the daughter of Queen Charlotte’s favourite spy anticipate that her unknown resemblance to a princess would set her on a collision course with Britain’s arch enemy, the self-proclaimed Caesar Augustus II?! Immersed in the lost knowledge of Egypt and commanding an army of deathless Amphoraeka, Augustus will stop at nothing to restore the Roman Empire, including kidnapping the heiress to the British crown.
Reluctantly partnering with a provocative Italian Englishman, who lives under many names, Claude must draw on everything she knows to survive and thwart the Emperor’s designs. From her Chicago home to the old cities of Prague and Dubrovnik, through a highly irregular Hungarian forest and across the face of Italy, the twisting road to the Colosseum and the ultimate showdown is paved with prodigious threats and surprising allies.
Visit www.theupsilonknot.com for a sneak peek. While there, be sure to click on "The World of the Upsilon Knot" to find links to related Pinterest boards and get a taste of this world.
by Jeff Golden (Goodreads Author)
From that tiniest spin of history’s wheel comes an entirely different American Story.
"For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." —John F. Kennedy, February 26, 1962, on the 2oth anniversary of the Voice of America
by Andy Gavin (Goodreads Author)
Charlie’s the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, his own mother can’t remember his name. So when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don’t take him seriously. Still, this isn’t all bad. Who needs school when you can learn about history first hand, like from Ben Franklin himself. And there’s this girl… Yvaine… another time traveler. All good. Except for the rules: boys only travel into the past and girls only into the future. And the baggage: Yvaine’s got a baby boy and more than her share of ex-boyfriends. Still, even if they screw up history — like accidentally let the founding father be killed — they can just time travel and fix it, right? But the future they return to is nothing like Charlie remembers. To set things right, he and his scrappy new girlfriend will have to race across the centuries, battling murderous machines from the future, jealous lovers, reluctant parents, and time itself. [close]
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