Third Place Books welcomes Ken Bebelle to our Ravenna store! Bebelle will be discussing his new fantasy novel, Ebony Gate: The Phoenix Hoard, co-authored by Julia Vee. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.
This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!
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Emiko Soong belongs to one of the eight premier magical families of the world. But Emiko never needed any magic. Because she is the Blade of the Soong Clan.
Or was. Until she’s drenched in blood in the middle of a market in China, surrounded by bodies and the scent of blood and human waste as a lethal perfume.
The Butcher of Beijing now lives a quiet life in San Francisco, importing antiques. But when a shinigami, a god of death itself, calls in a family blood debt, Emiko must recover the Ebony Gate that holds back the hungry ghosts of the Yomi underworld.
Or forfeit her soul as the anchor.
What's a retired assassin to do but save the City by the Bay from an army of the dead?
“Ebony Gate is a snarky Harry Dresden meets Shang-Chi, with a dash of Monster Hunter International.”
—Kevin J. Anderson, co-author of Dune: House Atreides
“A wild, exhilarating ride through a living San Francisco populated with ghosts, magical beasts, and one tough-as-nails heroine. Adventurous and filled with heart, exploring the struggles of a bloody past and familial duty, Ebony Gate is a spectacular start to what promises to be an engrossing series.”
—Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter
“Ebony Gate is a bizarre and exciting thrill ride! It’s Doctor Strange meets Shang-Chi with a big dose of original characters, modern fantasy, and dynamic action. Highly recommended!”
—Jonathan Maberry, author of the Joe Ledger Thrillers and Kagen the Damned
“It’s like reading my favorite martial arts movies, with magic that will blow your mind.”
—Brian D. Anderson, author of The Godling Chronicles
“Put this book in the hands of fans of Fonda Lee’s ‘Green Bone Saga.’”
Ken Bebelle turned his childhood love for reading sci-fi and fantasy into a career in prosthetics. After twenty years he came back to books, writing about plucky underdogs and ancient magical artifacts with deadly secrets. He grew up in northern California and now lives in southern California with his wife, two kids, and too many tomato plants.
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