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Champion of the Scarlet Wolf (Excerpt)

|| Five years after abandoning the Sagrada Acedemy, Elezar Grunito has become infamous in the sanctified circles of noble dueling rings for his brutal temper and lethal blade. Men and women of all ranks gather to cheer and jeer, none of them knowing Elezar's true purpose. But a violent death outside the ring marks Elezar as a wanted man and sends him into hiding in the far northern wilds of Labara.

Five Alternate Histories that Embrace Diversity

Human history is fascinating, but as a lesbian I sometimes find books on the subject personally alienating. Too often the representation of queer communities is confined to either a rehash of oppression or the complete erasure of queer stories. (This experience is often magnified for queer People of Color and people with a disability.)

Part of the reason that I wrote the stories in my new collection, The Long Past & Other Stories, was the desire to literally re-write history. For me, the beauty of alternate history, particularly in the form of steampunk, is that it offers historically marginalized people the opportunity to reshape “what has been” into triumphs of “what could be.” We can embrace the romance, adventure and sense of discovery that historical settings offer but on our own terms. Today I celebrate an amazing bunch of other writers who’ve crafted compelling, glorious and inclusive alternate histories for themselves and for the rest of us. I wish I had pages and pages to share all the amazing works that have been published recently. But for the moment I’ll limit myself to my favorite five.

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Champion of the Scarlet Wolf (Excerpt)

Five years after abandoning the Sagrada Acedemy, Elezar Grunito has become infamous in the sanctified circles of noble dueling rings for his brutal temper and lethal blade. Men and women of all ranks gather to cheer and jeer, none of them knowing Elezar’s true purpose. But a violent death outside the ring marks Elezar as a wanted man and sends him into hiding in the far northern wilds of Labara.

There, creatures of myth and witchcraft—long since driven from Cadeleon—lurk in dark woods and prowl the winding streets. Soldiers and priests alike fear the return of witch-queens and even demons. Elezar soon learns that magic takes many forms, some too alluring to resist, others too terrible to endure. But just as he begins to find his place in this strange new country, the past he left behind along with his school days returns to challenge him once again.

Return to the world of Lord of the White Hell in this fantasy adventure from Ginn Hale! Champion of the Scarlet Wolf is available exclusively on Weightless Books. Print editions will follow in Fall 2015.

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