black speculative fiction month Colby R. Rice

Black Speculative Fiction Month Feature Series: Colby R. Rice's Ghosts of Koa!

12:35 PMDaVaun Sanders

I'm excited to partner with three amazing authors to bring you The Fantasy Portal, an awesome book bundle highlighting diverse stories in the realm of science fiction and fantasy! October is Black Speculative Fiction Month, and I'm proud to feature some fellow indy authors who are adding their unique stories to the literary landscape. Check out our book club on Goodreads and say hi after you've picked up this amazing deal on four novels!



This week is all about Colby R. Rice and the first novel of her amazing series, Ghosts of Koa:

For over one hundred years the Civic Order and the Alchemic Order have held a shaky truce, peppered by violence and mistrust. But when Koa, a Civilian-born insurgency, bombs an Alchemist summit, the truce is shattered. Now, Koa is rising. War is coming. And all sixteen-year-old Zeika Anon can do is keep moving as she watches the lords of alchemy slowly overtake her home.

But when clashes between Koa and the Alchemic Order put a final, deadly squeeze on the remaining Civilian territories, Zeika finds herself in the crosshairs of fate. She must walk the line between survival and rebellion against the Alchemists. On one side of the line awaits death. On the other, the betrayal of her civilization, her loyalties, and herself.

This story is intense and not for the faint of heart (parents, sample it to decide if it's right for your kids.) Rice plunges you straight into her world and invites you to drown in a fully fleshed out dystopian setting with a fresh spin on magic systems, and fantasy. I've never read anything like it, and that's a hard feat to accomplish these days. Zeka Anon is a hero it's impossible not to root for, and Rice wastes no time in putting her through the grinder.


If you need original, fresh storytelling--look no further! Check out this audio excerpt:






This was by far my favorite read of this year. I can't wait for this series to continue, and I know you'll feel the same after checking it out. So what are you waiting for? Download today!

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