The Immortal Circus, by A.R. Kahler
Murdered contortionists aren’t exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—because forever means something quite different at the Cirque des Immortels.
Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart—and his sarcastic assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past—and future—than she bargains for.
The show's just beginning.
Step right up...
This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book.
Episode 1: Released on December 4, 2012. 55 pages. Vivienne's still trying to get used to life in the circus, what with its debaucherous after-parties and magical cast. The murdered contortionist isn't helping her feel any more at home, either. Especially not when she's the only one intent on finding the killer.
Episode 2: Released on December 18, 2012. 54 pages. It seems the contortionist isn't the only to fall prey to the unseen murderer...and it sounds like there is more to come. Who would have thought the strangest show on earth was locked in a centuries-old rivalry between the Faerie Courts'
Episode 3: Released on December 31, 2012. 59 pages. Vivienne thought the worst was over, but now the threat is getting personal. Can she protect her faltering friends before it's too late'
Episode 4: Released on January 15, 2013. 48 pages. Now, Vivienne doesn't know who to trust; someone's been messing with her memories. And that might very well make her the next on the chopping block.
Episode 5: Released on January 29, 2013 (Final Episode). 60 pages. The Courts finally collide in a battle that could determine the fate of the mortal—and immortal—world. Is Vivienne the tool needed to bring peace? Or will she be the weapon that brings about the end?
Meet the Author
Alex is many things, but first and foremost, he's a Sagittarius. In the past few years he's taught circus in Amsterdam and Madrid, gotten madly lost in the Scottish wilderness, received his Masters in Creative Writing from Glasgow University, drummed with Norse shamans, and even spent a few months as the assistant to Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS, the first book in his dark New Adult Fantasy duology, is being published by 47North as a Kindle Serial.
MARTYR, the first book in his post-apocalyptic YA fantasy series, THE HUNTED, is set to be published October 28, 2014 by Spencer Hill Press.
When he's not writing or climbing in the rafters, he's probably outside, staring at the clouds. And seeing as he now resides in Seattle, there are clouds aplenty. He is represented by Laurie McLean of Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents.
Personal Site : http://www.arkahler.com
THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS Site : http://www.immortalcircus.com
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