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‘The Peacemakers’ makes its anticipated Amazon.com debut today.

March 24, 2014 by Olivier Blanchard - 4 Comments

Today is the big day! The Nemesis Engines finally debuts today on Amazon with the series opener: The Peacemakers.

What you can expect:

1. The story combines several genres – mystery, adventure, intrigue, retro sci-fi (think Jules Verne & H.G. Wells) and a even pinch of horror – so there is something in it for everybody.

2. Though the series isn’t purely steampunk, fans of the genre will feel right at home in the universe of The Nemesis Engines.

3. I am told that if you liked David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings, Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise, and Wells’ The Time Machine, you will feel right at home with The Peacemakers. I can’t vouch for that but that sounds pretty good to me.

4. The Nemesis Engines is going to get more intense with each volume, and both the action and the suspense are going to keep getting bigger, but at its core, the story is about people. It is very character-driven. Beyond the action, the mystery and the big set pieces, the books are about people and the journeys they are on.

5. Volumes 2 and 3 will be out in early 2015 and early 2016 at the latest (respectively), so waiting to find out what happens next won’t be all that different from having to wait for the next season of your favorite TV show. The good news is that time flies and you will be starting Volume 2: Steel and Bone before you know it.

Chapter 1

The Peacemakers is initially being released as a Kindle exclusive, but…

a) if you don’t own a Kindle,

b) if you currently read books on a device that doesn’t play well with Amazon’s Kindle app,

c) if you prefer to hold a paper book with real pages in your hands,

… don’t fret: The Peacemakers will be available in print and on other digital channels later this year. (Look for announcements regarding new formats and availability in the coming weeks and months.)

Otherwise, you can download the Kindle reading app for your favorite device by clicking here.

TNE1 Amazon Page

Once you have read it, be sure to let me know what you thought of it. Your comments here will rock my world but posting them on Amazon as reviews instead will be super helpful to other readers wondering if they should give it a shot.

In the meantime, here are more behind-the-scenes story about the series:

The Nemesis Engines: On Inspiration and Process – Part 1

The Crafting of a Character: Harbert Pencroft

Behind the Scenes: Writing The Peacemakers

First Look at The Peacemakers: A WW1 Adventure Novel

Cheers,

Olivier

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