About The Book:
by Ren Garcia
Date published: July 18, 2015
THE 3rd TURN OF THE SHADOW TECH GODDESS The quest of Paymaster Stenstrom spans the planes, taking a bizarre turn in the 3rd universe, as there he is not an affluent man but a woman in desperate circumstances. Lady Stenibelle is imprisoned for her role in the Seeker Affair, is penniless, and her House of Belmont-South Tyrol is on the verge of extinction. Her spirit broken, Stenibelle is resigned to perform her sentence without fuss, do as she is told, and fade away in obscurity. However, fate is not yet finished with her. Stenibelle is in the gaze of hidden benefactors with ulterior motives. People claiming to be her dear friends come forward, yet she does not know them. The Quests of the Shadow tech Goddess proceed, and she must discover the hero that lies within or face total oblivion. The disgraced 30th daughter of the House of Belmont will either be the final stake driven into its dying heart, or the ray of light that comes to save it and all else that follows.
Stenibelle, Lady of Belmont, is quite a dazzling main character. The novel can be a bit confusing at first, but soon the reader can see that it delves into alternate realities and Stenibelle can exist on every plane.
Stenibelle is a bit of a of a bad ass, as you can see from the beginning of the book. She is a very strong person and that drives her complexity.
Her friends add to the story immensely as they support her in her hijinks. They aren't initially the most likeable but by the end of the book, they become quite likeable.
Further, Hannah-Ben, the evil professor, is probably my favorite. In fantasy genre stories, I tens to love the villains and she does not disappoint!
Ren Garcia's writing is spot on for those who love fantasy - especially steampunk. It is crisp, clear, and detailed, and the building of worlds is truly epic.
About The Author:
Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood; he also has a passion for caving, urban archaeology and architecture. His books are published by Loconeal. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, and their three dogs.