QSFer Erik Schubach has a new FF urban fantasy out: “The Bridge: Krynn.”
The fallout from Evangeline’s rescue of Felicia in the Under-Veil and the plans of the mysterious puppet master who has been manipulating events on both sides of the veil, comes to a head.
Rumblings on both sides of Evie’s gateway point to the Dragons being on the move as the Crimson Court declare all out war against the Willow Court and the mortal realm.
A last ditch effort to stop the dragons ends with Sharee unconscious as Kane tries to stop the Dragons.
No matter how things turn out, the world will never be the same.
Follow Evangeline in the series finale of The Bridge, as she trolls the Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati.
Chapter 1 – Repercussions
We walked into O’Flanagan’s to take a moment to catch our breaths after I had gone through the veil to the lands of Fae to rescue our little fox, Felicia. My bridge and I were in bad shape upon my return. I had been so close to death as the Roebling Bridge’s Troll the bridge had suffered equal damage and was on the verge of collapse when I came back through to the mortal realm.
But I would not let her fall. I channeled all the power I possessed, and that of others, including my love, Sharee, the Custodian, and even the Triumvirate, into shoring her up enough for the veil-blind mortals to patch her up.
I had laid unconscious on top of the South Tower of my bridge, healing and recovering before I awoke. After cleaning up and changing into some less tattered and bloodied clothes, we decided to head to O’Flanagan’s before having to debrief with the Triumvirate.
O’Flanagan’s is an Irish drinking hole here in Cincinnati. I used to work here once upon a time before I became a Troll. The owner, Colin O’Flanagan is a veil-blind straight who is unaware of the supernatural world in Cincinnati and the fact that the supernatural creatures of the city now favor his bar because of me… to my eternal embarrassment.
The tavern is known as Safe Haven by the supernatural folk of the city. Because it is where I go to drink, and Evangeline Kane, Troll of the Roebling, is a friend to the Fae. They see me as some sort of champion because I treat them like people. Which I think is just silly because they are people, even if some of them have tails or wings.
I hear that most of the sentinels of the city before me tended to keep a separation between themselves and the Fae. There were exceptions, of course, but they were few and far between. I used to think that it was some sort of prejudice against the Fae, and to a few it is. But I have learned that it was more a fear of becoming attached to people that you may find yourself having to banish from the city… or worse, one day. But that is the same as the police of any community I figure. That’s how you get jaded like Lancaster.
Detective Lancaster and his partner, Simms, were two of the few straights on the police force who were aware of the supernatural community in the city. They grudgingly ran interference for us to keep the Fae out of the public’s eyes.
I got my start writing novels by accident. I have always been drawn to strong female characters in books, like Honor Harrington. And I also believe that there is a lack of LGBT characters in media. So one day I came up with a story idea that combines the two… two days later I completed the manuscript for Music of the Soul.
Each of my books features strong likable female characters that are flawed. I think that flaws and emotional or physical scars make us human and give us more character than simply conforming to some “social norm”.
I write in many genres including romance, scifi, fantasy, paranormal, dystopian, and even cozy mysteries.
My most ambitions undertaking is the Techromancy Scrolls series that is an epic adventure in the world three thousand years after a mass extinction event. Mankind is rebuilding in a world where magic and technology collide.