Publication Date: June 11, 2013
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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 and Kaleena Kiff are the cocreators and executive producers of the critically acclaimed and award-winning sci-fi/fantasy web series Riese: Kingdom Falling, which was picked up by SyFy Network’s digital arm, worldwide. They live in Vancouver.
Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels, and his short fiction can be found in many Star Trek anthologies. He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania.