Ex Cineribus Resurge

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
It is 2011 in an alternate war-torn Victorian-era world. A young girl and her guardian seek the Emperor of the country to ask him to stop the ten year civil war. A war between those who are for, and those who are against new technologies, and between the non-religious versus those that still believe. This short story is a prelude to my upcoming novel The Clockwork Universe.
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 5,870
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458162144
About Caitlin McColl

Since childhood, Caitlin has written many short stories, mainy fantasy - with dragons, wizards and other fantastical monsters. But now she writes Steampunk, fantasy with a Victorian twist, that makes our world just a little bit more interesting, with the ability to mask the humdrum days we all have - those cold, grey, rainy, depressing days. The days you accidentally sleep in, lock yourself out of the house, battle morning rush hour and realize your still wearing your slippers. Caitlin lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with her husband and her dog.

Find her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caitlinmccoll.writer

Twitter: @arrawyn and at www.caitlinmccoll.ca

She has short stories published in a couple anthologies - Heart of Steel in the 'Forged in Flame' anthology by Xchyler Publishing and a soon to be released (Jan 2014) Steampunk twist on Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

She has also released 2 Steampunk short story collections through Smashwords, and also available on Amazon (along with her first novel Under A Starlit Sky)

Hope you enjoy!

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Reviews

Review by: Sarah (Workaday Reads) on Nov. 16, 2011 :
I don't read many steam punk stories. It's not a genre that really appeals to me, but I did enjoy the small glimpse into a steam punk world that this story offered. The story centers mostly on the characters, with the world only seen in the background.

I did find the plot to be a little too easy. There seem to be no obstacles or conflict to slow down the characters. They wanted something, so they ran out and did it. With everyone and everything around them acquiescing to their desires.

As a prequel to a novel, this short story serves the purpose to introduce the world and some characters.
(review of free book)

Review by: XchylerConn on July 02, 2011 :
with this review im so tempted to say NO stars haha its such a tease!!! but I sooo can not wait to read the book in its entirety :) I think it would be awesome!!!! great short all in all, i still say the emperor should be casted as George Cluney :) but maybe thats just me :)
awesome work Caitlin can not wait to read more :)
(review of free book)

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