Although there are rumors and debates of the selling of Solaris imprint their title catalogue remains interesting, as always. And one the novels I am looking forward to read this year is the debut novel of Tim Akers, “Heart of Veridon”. The novel is scheduled to be released on August and it has an interesting teaser:
Heart of Veridon is the first book in the Burn Cycle. Jacob Burn is a disgraced airship pilot, and a man augmented by strange implants designed to keep him alive in combat conditions.
An exiled son of nobility, he now makes his own way in the criminal underworld of Veridon, the City of Cog. But soon Jacob finds himself caught in a conspiracy of sabotage and murder between the government and the church, a mystery that stretches back into the roots of the city of Veridon itself.
Lately I grew quite fond of the steampunk sub-genre and I am more and more interested in such titles. “Heart of Veridon” is one of these titles and caught my attention, besides the teaser and the genre it fits, with the cover art too. The artwork is made by the talented Jon Foster and renders a beautiful and catchy atmosphere. Although the information is a bit old already (it was posted on the Solaris blog, When Gravity Fails, on January), I discovered it, to my shame, only last week.