Larry Ivkovich has been an author in IFWG’s stable for 6 years, debuting with his urban fantasy novel, The Sixth Precept (Book 1 of the Spirit Winds Quartet). We absolutely fell in love with his book – it ticked so many boxes, such as having exotic locations (notably Japan), drawing from ancient mythologies, time travel, and introducing a kick-ass female protagonist. Over the years we have published Book 2 of the series, Warriors of the Light, and a special chap-ebook that dovetails wonderfully with the quartet – A Concerned Citizen.
We are very pleased indeed to announce the release of the third book of the Spirit Winds Quartet – Orcus Unchained. We think it’s Larry’s best yet.
As you can see on the cover, Naples features strongly in this instalment, along with feudal Japan and Pittsburgh – exotic indeed! Thanks to Elizabeth Lang from EL Designs for producing evocative, dark covers throughout the series.
Venice, Italy. Not the place Kim Yoshima thought she’d end up in. Yet, after the battle with the mythical yokai at Spirit Winds, Inc., she discovers the temporal displacement tremor she had summoned has transported her to the City of Masks. Coincidence? Or has Kim been sent there because her friends, Lazo and Jenny Sibulovich, are also there and in grave danger?
And what about Shioko and Wayne Brewster, and those others who helped her to harness the Spirit Winds? Have two of the people she cares most about been displaced in space and time also? Are they even still alive?
Struggling to accept that most dire of possibilities, Kim teams up with a frantic Lazo and a group of Monster Hunters to find Jenny, who has been abducted by a cabal of ancient sorcerers. In the process, a dark plot is uncovered that, if successful, will reach into the depths of Hell itself.
Orcus Unchained is now available at all good online bookstores, and ebook versions will be available in the coming week. You can also purchase it, and the other volumes, direct from the publisher (click below).