The Great Faerie Strike

The Otherworld has a new upper class—humans. Werewolves and sorcerers and alchemists have industrialized Faerie, churning out magical goods that command a high price in the mundane world.

When they fire Charles the gnome, he’s had enough. It seems that the new synthetic blood substitutes (cheap, nutritious, and completely disgusting) led these socialites to believe that they can run their factories on nothing but vampire labor. And though vampires are stupid, smelly, and ponderously boring, they keep quiet, thinking they’ve got a good deal.

Charles is lucky enough to have the Otherworld’s first investigative reporter on his side: Jane, a half-vampire with all the smarts the devil denied other vampires. He and Jane must convince the whole of the Otherworld to work together… bu their budding romance complicates everything, while darker powers, driving what the humans have called Progress, threaten both worlds with doom.

“A rollicking adventure told with Pratchettesque wit and compassion. This is an Otherworld as real and as strange as our own, with characters you can’t help but root for and an economic system you can’t help but recognize. This book is a delight.” (Kate Heartfield, author of The Embroidered Book)

“Charming, rakish, and a rollicking good time.” (Tina Connolly, Nebula-nominated author of Ironskin & Seriously Wicked)

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets Underworld meets Dickens, featuring a heroine who is Lois Lane as imagined by a slightly drunk Jane Austen. This book is full of humor and fun fantasy adventure, but it doesn’t shy from exploring the darker side of capitalism and the struggle between finding your place in the world versus making your place in the world versus making the world the place you want it to be. (Randy Henderson, author of Finn Fancy Necromancy)