Welcome to another installment of Dirt Cheap Ebooks: a regular feature in which we highlight a great book available at a ridiculously low price. Today’s selection is Jen Williams’ The Copper Promise: book one of the Copper Cat trilogy. It is currently priced at $1.99 and is available in most popular ebook formats. Buy it from us or your favorite ebook retailer.
For what is otherwise a standard of the fantasy genre, there are very few novels devoted to the exploration of dungeons. You’ve got The Fellowship of the Ring’s Mines of Moria, the eponymous maze of Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth, and a few episodes of subterranean adventuring in the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series, but for the most part, hardcore dungeon crawling isn’t present in fantasy fiction to the extent it is in games — Dungeons & Dragons, The Elder Scrolls — and even movies, like “Labyrinth” and, arguably, “Big Trouble in Little China”.
Williams stepped into the breach last year with The Copper Promise: a novel that not only features a dungeon delving adventure in grand style, but also angry gods, dragons, and even a demon or two. Is the entire novel a descent into the depths to slay monsters and grab their stuff? No, but believe me, you’ll not mind a bit. This book is a wild ride.
Here’s the description from the publisher:
There are some tall stories about the caverns beneath the Citadel – about magic and mages and monsters and gods. Wydrin of Crosshaven has heard them all, but she’s spent long enough trawling caverns and taverns with her companion Sir Sebastian to learn that there’s no money to be made in chasing rumours.
But then a crippled nobleman with a dead man’s name offers them a job: exploring the Citadel’s darkest depths. It sounds like just another quest with gold and adventure …if they’re lucky, they might even have a tale of their own to tell once it’s over.
These reckless adventurers will soon learn that sometimes there is truth in rumour. Sometimes a story can save your life.
Sound good? Grab a couple of bucks, your favorite e-reader, and clear your afternoon schedule: There’s a dungeon to be sacked, and you’re invited. And hey, if you like The Copper Promise then be sure to follow up with the sequel: The Iron Ghost.