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No. 1: Prolegomenon

No. 1: Prolegomenon

Jo meets Ysabel; Ysabel meets Jo. “The visible world is merely their skin.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

When the Phone rings – What is Needed – a Narrow Office – an Unwanted Promotion – Waiting, Watching – It’s Raining Again – What She Says is True – In Carcosa – Terms – “It’s late” – The Merits of a Quarrel – A Wicked Thing – Awakening – “An utter disaster” – an Unexpected Call – None of Her Concern – “What were you thinking?”

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No. 2: Fidessa

No. 2: Fidessa

We meet Duke Barganax. “To do none ill, if please ye not do well.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

“July, July!” – Ganesa’s Smile – Portland, Divided into Four Fifths – Brazilian Beer, Thai Noodles – Shooting the Moon – Light from Fluorescent Ceiling Panels – a Dusty Hollow – Going Home – What is so Dangerous – “Chickie chickie?” – Scattering the Hounds – Unexpected Violence – Sanctuary – The Music’s Loud – as Gentlemen Settle – the Second Thrust – the Nighttime City, Filled with Light – Fareless

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No. 3: Zoobombing

No. 3: Zoobombing

Complications ensue. “nobody ever said zoobomb was for the fragile.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

One of the Club’s Private Dining Rooms – Getting Cute – “You don’t have to be any good at it” – This is Not a Sales Call – Hopeless Paperwork – Ysabel Triumphantly – the Changing of the Guard – Now and Here – a Mound of Bicycles – “Le Trash Blanc?” – Not her man – Something, Anything, It – Very simple questions – Whipped Cream – Like most people – Zoobombing – This Ray guy – Marfisa in the Hall – What he wants to Hear

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No. 4: a-Hunting

No. 4: a-Hunting

Jo attends a hunt. “Up the airy mountain; down the rushy glen.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

Five hundred bucks – the Thing in the Shadows – a Half-dozen T-shirts, most of them black – Formal dress – Some qualities of Vengeance – Every felicitation – the Lights above – Leaning green – Glad Wide Jars – What happened, What didn’t – “Puertas a mi izquierda” – We Revellers – the Duke’s ecstatic – Her choice – Down by the Ice Rink – a Side-bet – a Roomful of Gentry – Her honor – the Very Air – They march – the Conquering Hero

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No. 5: Freeway

No. 5: Freeway

The conclusion of the hunt. “What do you think I’m yelling for?” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

The Printer spits – It’s covered – a Scale of One to Ten – the Half-full Glass – Dog-catchers – Hanging up – “Could you maybe describe” – the whole Five Hundred – Room to Clap – No Duty Bound – Lighting a cigarette – Life and Limb – an even Half Dozen – Those teeth – “Eleleu!” – Backlash – before the End – Clip-Clop-Clip – “Leo, honey”

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No. 6: Anvil

No. 6: Anvil

Why did the loathly lady laugh? “Never mind the sooty faces tugging at the Forge!” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

Just a little She smiles – Spilled milk – “Who are the three lions?” – a Mild and Temperate Knight – Her hair – Exaltation – What he said – the Blue umbrella – the Three Acorns – Roly-poly Gang Bang – “Just let it ring” – Her promise – Becker runs his hand – an Invitation – Her Haircut – that Mild and Temperate Knight – “Of course!” says Ysabel – Unbuttoning – at Her table – Happy Birthday – Sitting on the Banks of the Sea

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No. 7: Gin-soaked

No. 7: Gin-soaked

They fight. “I’m the beauty in the beast. I’m the sunset in the east.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

Two fingers of Bourbon – “Me People” – a Big Man straining – What she Owes – Four Simple Lessons – A shell of Glossy White – a Frank and Open Exchange – Rabbits in their Den – “Turn up there” – such steep Freight – the Pinch of the Times – one Hell of a shiner – the Doors kicked Open – Sidney rests – maybe Blue – a Dispute over Loss – Dirty Laundry

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No. 8: Beauty

No. 8: Beauty

What of the Bride? “Drop that phone. Sleep on the floor.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

“Let’s do it in one” – His madly jerking Eyes – a Venti Vanilla Latte – a Five-dollar Bill – a (brief) Disquisition on Love – On her back on the bed in the dark – Getting Ready – Speaking Precisely – Twenty-eight thirty – the Refrigerator Light – “Draw your sword” – One Long Swallow – Something’s Up – Laughing she Opens the Door – Not even breathing – Something Sharp – “Hold out your hand” – Awake, she

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No. 9: Giust

No. 9: Giust

Jo becomes a knight. “St. George! a stirring life they lead – ” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

Marfisa falls – Just two Blocks away – He’s stepping out – a Boon – his Treat – something Wet & Ruined – Raw Green Peas – three Questions only – “Subparagraphs and shit” – Tarnish – an Indecisive Cream – a Change of Clothes – one Hell of a Cue – the Sound & the Light – Bare branches, Dead leaves – Sorry We’re Closed – a Chivalrous thing – when We are Queen – “What were you thinking?”

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No. 10: Surveilling

No. 10: Surveilling

A day with Messrs. Charlock & Keightlinger. “Eventually regarded as something useful and unexceptional.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

Whistling tunelessly – up that Hill – Sunlight softly – almost a Vacation – Fennel & Sorghum – Everything in their Power – Three men standing – not any Courtesy – His filthy Mind – What the Lord requires – Groaning the Shape – Tête-à-tête – “Your reason for leaving?” – Marking the Spot – Mr. Charlock sits – the Sword in the floor – Baker, Juliet, India – the Woman kneeling by the tub

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No. 11: Rounds

No. 11: Rounds

A day with the Duke, and Jo and Ysabel. “The weekend celebration of it.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

The light from the Television – what Time it is – “Is it the money?” – What they’re getting – little more than a Closet – Why he’s doing it – Mademoiselle Juliette – “I am the house” – what the Starling does – Tits & Ass & Oh – “What I think is maybe” – Modern and more Equitable – the Strong Hand – on the Strand – Unreservedly – rounding a Corner – Next Thursday – no Hullabaloo – to have gone Dancing – like Bubbles – “Sir? Sir?”

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No. 12: Innocency

No. 12: Innocency

A collision, and its aftermath. “There’s no wanting worth the tears.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

A small room – Where else, What else – Crouching Naked – Mr. Keightlinger refuses – “I don’t know how much longer it’ll hold” – Jasmine refuses – a Jump; a Landing – When the Alarm Clock buzzes – How it is – What she Shouldn’t have done – the wrong damn Hatch – Tinny music – a Knife in the Back – One goes alone – Filled to the Brim with Girlish Glee – How it Should be – “Where are they?” – White Feathers in Her hair

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No. 13: Changel

No. 13: Changel

Three in the morning comes to everyone sooner or later. “All we can do to comfort one another – ” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

a Beautiful guitar, and Extravagant – “You cut your hair!” – Who were Those Guys? – the Rain beneath her – what It (he) did – Pushing a Dead lawnmower – a sound Sleeper – Cabbages & Storks – “Such a nothing time” – Drawing the Circle – What’s left Behind – a Coat to a Cobbler – that Stern and Rough-hewn Hawk – Egg whites & Eschatology – Sky falls; Mountains crumble – three Answers – a screwed-up Twist of Paper

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No. 14: Mayhem

No. 14: Mayhem

Conflict builds character. “My pump-shot obliges.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

“You said you were going to kill me” – a Pointless rendezvous – Jo removes her Jacket – two whole Days – He’s in – George’s, it says – Tea & Peppers – something Pretty Special – a Taste – an Apple, peeled and cored – Talking Shop – thwarting Mr. Sogge – the Rose Garden – a Long and Narrow flight of Stairs – the Duel on the Bridge – One of her Many Names – If – the Sound of Bottles, clinking

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No. 15: Frail

No. 15: Frail

Healing’s hard to do. “Bless you, Jack.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

Standing there – an Offer is Made – one Eye brown, one Eye blue – Hand held High – his Reward – not a Mark – a Seamless Sky – her Packing’s done – a Season’s worth – Dour men in Rich Black suits – a Heavy limping step – “Gentlemen!” – Change & Tradition – Intent – a Fine enough Distinction – “Leo, dammit” – Getting Ready – with All her Heart – Muffled voices

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No. 16: Plenty

No. 16: Plenty

And to spare. “And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

4:59 becomes 5:00 – Donuts & Leftovers – “I have told Your Grace” – a Most dangerous opponent – He’ll come – North it is – “Yeah, so, anyway” – the Nine varieties – “press Seven to delete” – Tripping over Something in the Dark – Hers also – in the Foyer – he’s Washed dishes – old John Barleycorn – “Laugh, Luff, Love” – Neither of them, or Both – an Other word – his Weaknesses – a Bit of leather

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No. 17: Deliverance

No. 17: Deliverance

In which things begin to happen, but perhaps too late. “how can you know the planting times” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

a Sharp pop – how Sharper then – Naked he sits – no longer Blank – how to be Gallowglas – her Mother’s daughter – “You’re waiting for something” – the Opposite of hiding – Years, or a Couple of months – Stripped bare – Against the mirror – her Empty hands – “She isn’t here” – The light is thicker, now – her Brother’s things – Why – a Sound too big to hear – the House, full of Leaves

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No. 18: Dazzle

No. 18: Dazzle

Be careful what you wish for. “It’s a glittering prize.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

Water & Wine – Last Thursday – the Hat in his hands – the Niceties of Debt – her Business – his Messages – the Only light – what Needs doing – Summing up – into the Woods – “Remarkable, the likeness” – a Sudden spark – bright Lights & Lefse – the Long shot – the Fiendish little Basket-box – how Many planets, and how Large – her Geis – her Situation – “Yessir” – No sitting or sleeping in Front of the Windows – Snow

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No. 19: Moon

No. 19: Moon

The crayfish crawls from the water onto the land. “But up above, could it be – ?” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

“From this position” – a House that looks Much Like the Others – Tango milonguero – What matters, and what Doesn’t – Respects – Gently brush the Dust – so Small a life – how Different, he looks – “Is that it?” – Orange doors – “Every tool known to man” – Careful; Twilight; Knee – Dropping off – her Majesty’s smokes – Clank, and up

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No. 20: Sun

No. 20: Sun

And tomorrow? Tomorrow is Sunday. “The joyfulst day that ever sunne did see.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

There is a Tree – Just two Blocks away – Swinging the Blade – half Eleven – what Had been planned – Sunlight, bright & clear – his First, his Second – his Particular end – the Least little Thing – a suit of Worsted Wool – he Is as he Does – the Girl in her Hand – Company – Sky Bridge, Theatre, Accessible Route – the Second sign, & the Third – “Look, behold” – Exit – Laughter, a Whoop of delight – Sunday morning

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No. 21: Gallowglas

No. 21: Gallowglas

Ysabel is gone, gone from this world; what’s a mortal to do? “Neither good against horsemen, nor able to endure an encounter of pikes.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

a Screaming – Easing her Coat – stupid stupid stupid stupid – Prophecy – Salt for a Jaded palate – the Grey Man – Bad dreams – so Much, left out; so Much takes Shape – her Certainty – wrenched – “Do you see?” – Falling will fall, Fell – up and up and up – Stepping into Jockey shorts – the Wedding garment – not the Gun – this time, Maybe this time – falling – if Even this

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No. 22: Maiestie

No. 22: Maiestie

This insubstantial pageant fades; there will be a brief intermission. “That maiestie, to keep decorum.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

When the Phone sings – up, and Always up – Water, crashing – Wednesday morning – Jo, unexpected – The stuff in the Bucket – a Surprise – the Men about the City – how Things are Done – “I will,” says Ysabel – the Last he has – How, and Why – Jo, crumpled – God buy you – Kissing, and Kissing again – no Promise broken – Blood; Sweat; Tears – “My people!”

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No. 23: “ – the thin ice – ”

No. 23: the thin ice

Jo Maguire, the Huntsman, has been made the Duchess of Southeast, a peer in the Court of Roses. Ysabel Perry, the Unwed Bride, is now the Queen. It’s Tuesday, 21st March. Spring is in the air; “you’re in the audience.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

she said Yes – tomorrow, tonight – with his own Hands – a Hatful – Obligations of the Court – putting it Back – “Yes,” she says – how Much is Enough – Welund, Rhythidd, Barlowe & Lackland – a real Mad-on – the Rattle of Keys – confusing, the Two of them – her Reason – “Enough to get you into trouble” – “The least little thing” – an Apportionment – her Case – Ebb-Tide, Cinnamon Twist, All-American Girl – Fénius – Unlocking the door – whatever she Wants

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No. 24: “ – vilissima et infima – ”

no. 24: vilissima et infima

Jo is worried about Christian, and Becker’s worried about himself. “The lowest, and the low.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

the Sunglasses on the dresser – Moving up – a shining Silver egg – settling Accounts – a Simple adjuration – Berlin – “Hippy-dippy foodie crap” – at Least, the money – the Bad Old Days – a Four-digit code – Time a Do – Hearing, Listening – the Tunnel – a Powder-blue Town car – “One does not eat monsters” – something Romantic – how He did get in – a Running shoe, blue & brown

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no. 25: “ – two sweetest passions – ”

no. 25: two sweetest passions

Gloria Monday makes a deal, and Ysabel encounters complications. “Precision, and excitement.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

Slouching through the Door – a Scum of whited sugar – Monte Carlo – the Ell-word, the Jay-word – Crisp little tents – “My sister” – Third Annual – Light; Hope; Truth – the Chords of Tom and Gary – Level A, Furniture – the warmth of March – what’s In the Envelope – the Nearest book – “You’re it; That’s all” – what’s On the Radio – an Audience – some God-damned fools – there was a Gate – White towers

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no. 26: “ – only borders lie – ”

No. 26: only borders lie

A challenge is issued, and Jo must answer for it. “Still there now.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

the Two ways This might go – “Does it hurt?” – before the Sun – her Grace; his Lady – Back-slaps & Glad-hands – the Candidates – A black Duffel, dragged – Three out of Five – with Her in the room – not King nor Court – across the Lot – what Needs must – Duty – “Put that away” – a Scream – unfinished Business – the Silhouette in the doorway – echoes

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No. 27: “ – tends to crumble – ”

No. 27: tends to crumble

In which decisions begin to realize consequences. “The way out of most antinomies.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

the Blue room – Bottles & Cartons & Tubs & Boxes – “The first order of Business” – at This table – antique Punk bullshit – the Basics of Security – “Quite distressing” – well as She might – taking Any hand – Something falls – Eyelids a-Twitch – Played again – How she Might hear – “The hell with the milk” – the Question mark – la Différance – Laissez-majesté – what She might Ask – Boom & Bang & Rattle & Crash

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No. 28: “ – Hands of an Angry – ”

No. 28: Hands of an Angry

And thus do consequences lead to more decisions. “An arsenal against all odds.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

those Wicked Talons – an Average Foot – Harsh Light on Steel – it Should be Looked at – Perquisites – “Just hope it’s enough” – what One does – Six of them – Milo, Dub, Jonesy & Goose – a Capital suggestion – no Shout, no Cry, not a Word – Who He is – 20 or 30 floors Below – “Is that a good thing?” – something Nice – Dust & Darkness – at This hour – a Handful of City – 20 Fucking minutes – the Jingle of the Bell

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No. 29: “ – shiver & headache – ”

No. 29: shiver & headache

The King holds an audience, the Queen grants an interview, and lovers leave space for one another. “It has all grown one way.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

the Photographs on the Table – bright white Lines – Machismo – “Darling Mr. Davies” – What’s at Stake – a Blessing, and a Curse – Hand in Hand – two Storeys, or three – how it Works – Commitment – the What of the Bandit – “Take care” – the Safety of the Space – this is Their plan – Gloved in pinkened Mail – a Kept eye – Asymmetry – the Hat in his Hand

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No. 30: “ – on pretending that – ”

No. 30: on pretending that

All hell breaks loose, but first: some blood is shed, some words are said, and a vase is broken. “It is born; it will in time die.” 36 pages with color cover. $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

the Locomotive – majestic Generosity – Becker’s eyes – a Simple plan – spruce, mahogany, Iron & pine – what Nobody said – the Likes of them – “Oh” – how Does she Ever – blood & water, Lilies, glass – the Point of dreams – the Garbage Bag – the Towers, the Hills, the Sun – not yet a Dozen – Her sword – the Riches of the City – Peabo’s leaf spring – “It’s all good” – the Alarm clock

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a Bouquet of Roses

a Bouquet of Roses

The first four chapters for the price of three. “Prolegomenon,” “Fidessa,” “Zoobombing,” & “a-Hunting” – you get to pick which one is free. 36 pages each with color covers.
$9.00 plus shipping and handling.

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another Bouquet

A bouquet of roses.

The next four chapters for the price of three. “Freeway,” “Anvil,” “Gin-soaked,” & “Beauty” – you get to pick which one is free. 36 pages each with color covers.
$9.00 plus shipping and handling.

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a third Bouquet

A bouquet of roses.

The third four chapters for the price of three! “Giust,” “Surveilling,” “Rounds,” & “Innocency” – you get to pick which one is free. 36 pages each with color covers.
$9.00 plus shipping and handling.

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a fourth Bouquet

A bouquet of roses.

The fourth foursome, again for the price of three! “Changel,” “Mayhem,” “Frail,” & “Plenty” – you get to pick which one is free. 36 pages each with color covers.
$9.00 plus shipping and handling.

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Autumn into Winter [ebook only]

Autumn into Winter.

The Web Fiction Guide says “the beauty of it juxtaposes brilliantly with the grit and grunge of the city and characters.” Bookslut says it’s an “entire beautiful, swirling mess,” and Teresa Nielsen Hayden says, “Kip Manley is worth reading. He says interesting things, and he actually knows how to write.” Now chapters 1 – 22 (all of season one) are available in one convenient ebook package in EPUB and MOBI formats, covering almost every ereader software and device under the sun. 22 chapters, 310,000 words. [Comprising the contents of vols. 1 and 2, also available.]
$8.00.

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Badges

Show your true colors for all to see with the badge of the house or faction or neighborhood of your choice. One-inch buttons, hand assembled, with artwork by the inestimable Jenn Manley Lee. $1.00 each plus shipping and handling.

Hive.

the Hive (for the Queen, and Northwest Portland):
“Do you know what it takes to wear these colors?”


Hound.

the Hound (for Count Pinabel, and Southwest Portland):
“Grandfather Count is honored as ever to join you, and he offers his every felicitation.”


Hawk.

the Hawk (for Duke Barganax, and Southeast Portland):
“The world keeps getting better, every day and in every way.”


Hare.

the Hare (for the Order of American Mechanicals United, Local 235, and North Portland):
“So a Duke will never feel the pinch the way we do. That’s no excuse to prove them right.”


Hollow.

the Hollow (for the loathly lady, and Northeast Portland):
“She enters the houses of the people and hurts the women and brings trouble upon the children. She brings changelings, and she has nineteen names.”


Hind.

the Hind (the Bride, for the King Come Back):
“Maybe that’s what has to happen. Every single, every time.”

the Disingenuous Set

Hare; Hound; Hind; Hawk; Hive; Hollow.

Or! Purchase the pack of six for the price of five, and move from neighborhood to faction to house with what impunity you dare. $5.00 the set plus shipping and handling.

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The Dazzle of Day [ebook]

The Dazzle of Day.

The Web Fiction Guide says “the beauty of it juxtaposes brilliantly with the grit and grunge of the city and characters.” Bookslut says it’s an “entire beautiful, swirling mess,” and Teresa Nielsen Hayden says, “Kip Manley is worth reading. He says interesting things, and he actually knows how to write.” Now chapters 12 – 22 (the conclusion of season one, Autumn into Winter) are available in one convenient ebook package in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats, covering almost every ereader software and device under the sun. 11 chapters, 160,000 words.
$5.00.

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The Dazzle of Day [paperback]

The Dazzle of Day.

The Web Fiction Guide says “the beauty of it juxtaposes brilliantly with the grit and grunge of the city and characters.” Bookslut says it’s an “entire beautiful, swirling mess,” and Aishwarya Subramanian says, “If I could illegally download City of Roses I would.” Now chapters 12 – 22 (the conclusion of season one, Autumn into Winter) are available in a cunningly designed paperback book legible wherever English is understood. 11 chapters, 516 pages, and a summary of the story thus far.
$18.00.

Buy now.

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“Wake up…” [ebook]

Vol. 1: Wake up…

The Web Fiction Guide says it’s “utterly captivating” and “brilliant.” The Guardian says City of Roses is an absorbing read that many fantasy fans will enjoy immensely,” and Teresa Nielsen Hayden says, “Kip Manley is worth reading. He says interesting things, and he actually knows how to write.” Now the first 11 chapters (the first half of season one, as it were) are available in one convenient ebook package in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats, covering almost every ereader software and device under the sun. 11 chapters, 150,000 words, and an introduction available nowhere else.
$5.00.

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“Wake up…” [paperback]

“Wake up...”

The Web Fiction Guide says it’s “utterly captivating” and “brilliant.” The Guardian says City of Roses is an absorbing read that many fantasy fans will enjoy immensely,” and Aishwarya Subramanian says, “If I could illegally download City of Roses I would.” Now the first 11 chapters (the first half of season one, as it were) are available in a cunningly designed paperback book legible wherever English is understood. 11 chapters, 496 pages, and an introduction available nowhere else.
$18.00.

Buy now.

Clicking the button will take you to the book’s CreateSpace page, where you may finalize your order and select payment and shipping options.

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