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Rod Duncan

Fiction and Excerpts [1]

Fiction and Excerpts [1]

The Mirror World of the Dyslexic Novelist

The directions say ‘turn right,’ but I end up turning left. That is my experience of dyslexia. It is looking at a clock face to read the time and having to figure out which side I’m observing it from. It means the constant marvel of ‘normal’ people doing things automatically that for me require thought.

For a writer, it is a gift.

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The Custodian of Marvels Excerpt and Cover Reveal

You’d have to be mad to steal from the feared International Patent Office. But that’s what Elizabeth Barnabus is about to try. A one-time enemy from the circus has persuaded her to attempt a heist that will be the ultimate conjuring trick. Hidden in the vaults of the Patent Court in London lie secrets that could shake the very pillars of the Gas-Lit Empire. All that stands in Elizabeth’s way are the agents of the Patent Office, a Duke’s private army and the mysterious Custodian of Marvels.

We’re thrilled to present the cover for Rod Duncan’s The Custodian of Marvels! The third volume in Duncan’s steampunk series, The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire, publishes in February 2016 from Angry Robot. Artist Will Staehle continues his excellent work for the series—check out the full cover image below, plus an excerpt from the novel!

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