Holly Barbo’s next novel doesn’t take place on the planet of Ose. Nor does this world have the rural lifestyle that Ose was most known for. There are no psychics. No talking animals. This novel takes place on a moon in an early Industrial Age-like setting and features mechanical objects and steam cars. That’s right. Holly wrote a steampunk novel. And it’s slated for release on March 31, 2015.
Before there was a history, the sun goddess Navora visited a moon within her realm that held primitive ocean life. She dipped her staff of power into the primordial sea and stirred. Pleased with what she had wrought, she departed, not at all troubled that a divine spark had touched two small dying sea creatures.
As centuries pass, life on the moon develops into a geothermal steam-powered industrial age. A triumvirate of politicians, banks and corporations bring strain and suffering to the masses they rule over. Unbeknownst to the people of the moon, there may be help. With the gears of time evermoving and trouble spiraling to a crisis point, can three individuals and a handful of fossils prevent a violent revolution?
And here is the cover art! Cover was designed by JC Clarke.