Happy book day to me!

After a covid-induced delay (not mine; there was an outbreak at the warehouse, and I hope everyone involved has recovered), The Game of 100 Candles is out now! It’s the return of the Legend of the Five Rings-set, Japanese-inspired, queer romance-tinged supernatural mystery series, now with clan politics added into the mix!

The Game of 100 Candles by Marie Brennan

The demon-vanquishing samurai, Asako Sekken and Agasha no Isao Ryotora, are summoned to Winter Court. Their exploits with the Spirit Realms have taken a toll on the pair and the cut and thrust of Rokugani politics proves challenging. After being urged to share their tales of adventure, the Winter Court guests begin to fall into a deep sleep from which they cannot wake. Fearing foul play, the Phoenix demand retribution, but Sekken and Ryotora uncover the hand of a supernatural trickster seeking entry to the mortal realm. The path to victory will risk their lives and the strange bond between them. But they must succeed, lest something awful escape into Rokugan.

It is available in print, ebook, and audiobook from a variety of fine retailers. And as we speak, I am 2/3 of the way through writing the third and final book of the series!

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