A wild girl with sand magic in her bones and a mad god who is trying to fix the world he broke come together in SANDYMANCER, a genre-warping mashup of weird fantasy and hard science fiction.
Sandymancer Series, Book 1
by David Edison
Tor Books, September 2023
(via Vertical Ink)
All Caralee Vinnet has ever known is dust. Her whole world is made up of the stuff; water is the most precious thing in the cosmos. A privileged few control what elements remain. But the world was not always a dust bowl and the green is not all lost.
Caralee has a secret—she can draw up power from the sand beneath her feet. But when she does… she winds up summoning a monster: The former god-king who broke the world 800 years ago and has stolen the body of her best friend.
Caralee will risk the whole world to take back what she’s lost. If her new companion doesn’t kill her first.
SANDYMANCER is what happens when Oz meets Armageddon, with failed gods, lost magics, and murderous gigantic steel harpies. Caralee has always longed to see more of this broken world – but as she stumbles upon its secret roots, she may discover that their doomsday wasn’t quite what everyone thought.
David Edison was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and has spent most of his life living in New York City and California. His passions include rescuing pit bulls, leveling up, and all things queer.