Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

The Nullification Engine (The Alchemancer: Book Two) Release Announcement

It's official. The next book in The Alchemancer series has been released!

This weekend only, you can buy The Nullification Engine for 99 cents at Amazon and Smashwords only. After that, the price goes up to $5.99.

This new novel picks up pretty much where The Five Elements left off. The first thing readers will notice is that the story widens, as does the number of characters. Aaron has more challenges ahead, Serena returns to a city she left behind three years ago under dubious circumstances, and Ensel Rhe will confront one of his greatest enemies. Also, he has to face his daughter, who he abandoned seven years ago. Throw in a whole lot of 'steamfantasy,' as one reviewer called it, and you've got 500 or so pages of high adventure, intrigue, heroes, villains, mystery, machines, magic, and mayhem.

Here's the blurb:

The city of Brighton promises new beginnings for Aaron, Serena, and the taciturn eslar, Ensel Rhe. But, upon their arrival, Aaron and Serena are arrested for their role in the Chaos of a week ago, while Ensel Rhe slips away on business of his own.

The pair are given the opportunity to plead their case before the earl himself, whereupon they are released and assigned a very special duty, for deep below the palace lies the Nullification Engine, an ancient machine completed hundreds of years ago but never activated. Until now. While Aaron and Serena struggle to unravel the machine's mysteries, Ensel Rhe confronts his past once more when he learns his daughter has come to Brighton, but in the company of one of his greatest enemies.

A race against time begins as Aaron comes to realize the Nullification Engine was never turned on for a reason, for once the machine reaches a state of full nullitivity, it will destroy Brighton and everyone in it.

You can get more details about the novel, see additional buy links, and find out about the characters, both new and old, at the The Nullification Engine's product page.

The Nullification Engine (The Alchemancer: Book Two) Release Announcement

The Nullification Engine (The Alchemancer: Book Two) isn't a myth after all, folks. It's real and it's coming.

Based on the scheduling for beta reading/editing/proofreading, I'm pegging the release date as November 2013. It goes to beta readers in a week, then editing at the end of the month, and then first round proofing at the end of October. One more round of proofreading will finish it off, which should get it wrapped right about in the October/November timeframe. So, I'm calling it November.

If you want to add The Nullification Engine to your Goodreads "to be read" list, it's already listed out there. Go here to add.

Otherwise, I give you the cover and description of the second novel in The Alchemancer series, The Nullification Engine:

The city of Brighton promises new beginnings for Aaron, Serena, and the taciturn eslar, Ensel Rhe. But, upon their arrival, Aaron and Serena are arrested for their role in the Chaos of a week ago, while Ensel Rhe slips away on business of his own.

The pair are given the opportunity to plead their case before the earl himself, whereupon they are released and assigned a very special duty. The earl has found something, and he's not entirely sure what to do about it, for deep below the palace lies the Nullification Engine, an ancient machine completed hundreds of years ago but never activated. Until now.

While Aaron and Serena struggle to unravel the machine's mysteries, Ensel Rhe confronts his past once more when he learns his daughter has come to Brighton, but in the company of one of his greatest enemies.

A race against time begins as Aaron comes to realize the Nullification Engine was never turned on for a reason, for once it reaches a state of 'full nullitivity' it will destroy Brighton and everyone in it.