When the rivers boil and the air is too hot to breathe deeply, only one commodity is valued above all others: Cold.
Those that hold Cold, hold power.
Spout is not one of those lucky few. Born a Jadan – a slave – he is forced to stand on a baking hot street for hours, waiting to do the bidding of the Nobles who control the city.
But Spout has a secret. When the sun goes down, he tinkers into the night. Using his extraordinary talent, Spout turns worthless junk into incredible inventions.
If found Spout will pay the ultimate price, but as the rulers of the sun-drenched city tighten their death-grip on all Jadankind, Spout’s gift might be the only hope for him and his people of ever being free.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Having spent most of his life trapped in the frozen tundra of upstate New York, Daniel decided to dream himself somewhere new. Fantasy worlds became his refuge, giving him a place to escape from the cold and mundane. His first novel The Ancillary’s Mark was published when Daniel was only eighteen, receiving critical acclaim. His second book Masters of the Veil was published by Spencer Hill Press.
In addition to his writing career, Daniel is a semi-professional saxophonist in Austin, Texas, spending his days in front of the page and his nights in front of crowds. Sometimes the crowds cheer, and Daniel often wishes the page would do the same.