Publication Date: June 12, 2012
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A steampunk princess is torn between love and duty in this prequel to SyFy.com’s wildly popular webisodes.
Riese has never been happy as a princess; she’d much rather be hunting or fighting than sitting through another lesson on court etiquette. When she meets Micah, a wandering artist with a mysterious past, she pretends to be a peasant—it’s a chance to be just a normal girl with a normal boy for a while. But with war decimating her once-proud nation and the sinister clockwork Sect infiltrating her mother’s court, Riese’s moments with Micah are the only islands of sanity left in a world gone mad. As her kingdom falls and the Sect grows ever stronger, will Riese remain true to her duty as a princess…or risk everything on a boy she barely knows?
SyFy’s enormously popular Riese webisodes come to literary life in this prequel rife with steampunk technology and medieval mysticism.
Ryan Copple studied Forensic Psychology in university, receiving his Masters degree. His first short film "Awkward Silence" screened at multiple theatres across four continents. In addition, "Time Before the Light," a highly stylized fusion of dance and puppetry, which he wrote and directed, has been nominated for two Golden Sheaf awards and four Leo Awards. In 2009, he and Kaleena Kiff co-created and executive produced the critically acclaimed and award winning sci-fi/fantasy webseries "Riese: Kingdom Falling," which was picked up by the Syfy Network's digital arm, as well as licensed worldwide to NBC/Universal International and Space in Canada. Ryan's production company Radius Squared Media has numerous projects in development with BBC, Muse, E1 and ContentMedia. Ryan is also a co-owner of the post-production company FrameRate Creative Services in Vancouver, where he currently resides.