7 February 2012

A Taste of Adventure

Preview the new Tannhauser novel, Rising Sun, Falling Shadows

Taki looked up to see two more soldiers in brown uniforms and caps glaring at him with pistols raised. “Teiryuu!” There were soldiers everywhere these days, now that Japan was at war. An invasion force had struck China weeks ago; with the conquered northeastern city of Tianjin as a base, Japanese forces were making great strides in spite of heavy Chinese resistance.      “Teiryuu!” repeated the soldiers. “Teiryuu!” The word meant “halt,” but of course Taki meant to do no such thing.      Taki’s mind raced. What could he say to these men? The evidence of what had happened was laid out around him—signs of a struggle plus two unconscious soldiers, one with a hairpin stuck in his eye. No amount of fast-talking was going to get him out of this mess.       -Robert Jeschonek, Rising Sun, Falling Shadows

Join the race to stop the army of the Shogunate from discovering a weapon so powerful it could determine the outcome of the long-waged Great War. In the first Tannhäuser novel, Rising Sun, Falling Shadows, Robert Jeschonek brings John MacNeal, Hoax, Tala, and other characters from the board game to brilliant life.

A tale of horror and heroism

In the midst of perpetual war, a far-eastern warrior sect with a shadowy agenda has set out toward the evergreen peninsula of Kamchatka. Can Union Major John McNeal and the elite soldiers of the 42nd Marines stop their sinister plot before it’s too late? And what terrible powers lie hidden in the verdant wilderness? The race is on to discover ancient secrets that could finally bring the Great War to its climactic end!

Robert Jeschonek sets the scene with an action-packed first chapter (pdf, 92KB), which is now available for download.

Jump into the middle of a stealthy fight, and get acquainted with a few of the Union’s most skilled heroes. Beware! After reading this chapter, you will be craving even more Tannhäuser action.

Enjoy this exhilarating Rising Sun, Falling Shadows preview, and check back for more previews and future news regarding this tantalizing novel. Pre-order your copy at your local retailer or through the iBookstore (this novel will also be available on other digital devices).  

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