Gabriel's City (Paperback)
A Tale of Fables and Fortunes
Riptide Publishing, 9781626491649, 266pp.
Publication Date: November 14, 2014
For spoiled young aristocrat Colin Harwood, the port city of Casmile is a buffet of easy pleasures. But when he steps into a pub brawl to help a dangerously outnumbered young man, he is drawn into the seedy underbelly of the city the young man calls home.
Gabriel is a cutpurse and a knife for hire, practically an urban legend. His vision of Casmile is touched by a strange combination of faith and madness, driven by fairytale logic and a capacity for love that he often must suppress to survive. He's always worked alone, but when a dashing dragon who calls himself Colin saves him in a bar fight, he pulls Colin into his world.
Gabriel's city is nothing like the refined, socialite existence that bored Colin senseless. Colin finds adventure and excitement there-and maybe even love. But with his layers of finery stripped away, nothing remains to protect him from poverty or danger-except Gabriel. So he must choose: go back to the civilized young man he once was, or fly free as Gabriel's dragon.