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Fiendish Schemes (Excerpt)

, || The world George Dower left when he went into hiding was significantly simpler than the new, steam-powered Victorian London, a mad whirl of civilization filled with gadgets and gears in the least expected places. After accepting congratulations for his late father's grandest invention—a walking, steam-powered lighthouse—Dower is enticed by the prospect of financial gain into a web of intrigue with ominously mysterious players who have nefarious plans of which he can only guess.

Death’s Apprentice (Excerpt)

, || Death's seventeen-year-old apprentice, Nathaniel, comes into his own as he leads an uprising against the Devil with the help of a half-dead wraith and a giant hit-man. What results is a bloody, brutal revolt that calls upon the loyalties of both the living and the dead. Based not only upon the Brothers Grimm well-known fairy tales, but also upon their "unknown" sagas and essays, K. W. Jeter & Gareth Jefferson Jones's Death's Apprentice is the first novel to be based upon the entire Grimm canon.

Fiendish Schemes (Excerpt)

Check out Fiendish Schemes, KW Jeter’s return to the steampunk world of Infernal Devices, available October 15th from Tor Books!

The world George Dower left when he went into hiding was significantly simpler than the new, steam-powered Victorian London, a mad whirl of civilization filled with gadgets and gears in the least expected places. After accepting congratulations for his late father’s grandest invention—a walking, steam-powered lighthouse—Dower is enticed by the prospect of financial gain into a web of intrigue with ominously mysterious players who have nefarious plans of which he can only guess.

If he can locate and make his father’s Vox Universalis work as it was intended, his future, he is promised, is assured. But his efforts are confounded by the strange Vicar Stonebrake, who promises him aid, but is more interested in converting sentient whales to Christianity—and making money—than in helping George. Drugged, arrested, and interrogated by men, women, and the steam-powered Prime Minister, Dower is trapped in a maelstrom of secrets, corruption, and schemes that threaten to drown him in the chaos of this mad new world.

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Grimm City and the Mystery of The Third Mind

What you’re always shooting for in a collaboration is to wind up collaborating with more than just one other guy.

That can seem counter-intuitive, given all the back-and-forth communications, miscommunications, corrections, changes, clarifications, compromises, etc., that one would ordinarily expect to happen, when two creative minds are attempting to come together on a single work. And those certainly happen; that’s what makes collaborations such a challenge. Granted, with writers the process rarely comes down to actual fisticuffs, the way it does with musicians—half the fun of going to hear the original Kinks, back in the old British Invasion days, was the gleeful anticipation that this might be one of those memorable gigs in which Ray Davies would cold-cock his brother and collaborator Dave right on stage.

[This usually doesn’t happen with writers…]

Death’s Apprentice (Excerpt)

Check out this excerpt from K. W. Jeter and Gareth Jefferson Jones’s Death’s Apprentice, out on October 30 from St. Martin’s Press:

Death’s seventeen-year-old apprentice must learn to stand on his own as he leads an uprising against the Devil.

Forget about Once Upon a Time . . .

Built on top of the gates of Hell, Grimm City is the Devil’s capital on earth. A place where every coffee shop, nightclub and shopping mall is the potential hunting ground for a ghost, a demon, or any of the other supernatural entities that inhabit the Grimm City world.

Death’s seventeen-year-old apprentice, Nathaniel, comes into his own as he leads an uprising against the Devil with the help of a half-dead wraith and a giant hit-man. What results is a bloody, brutal revolt that calls upon the loyalties of both the living and the dead.

Based not only upon the Brothers Grimm well-known fairy tales, but also upon their “unknown” sagas and essays, K. W. Jeter & Gareth Jefferson Jones’s Death’s Apprentice is the first novel to be based upon the entire Grimm canon. Such a comprehensive, in-depth adaptation of the works of the Brothers Grimm has never been published before!

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