The Warlord and the Nightingale
A Gunpowder Chronicles steampunk short story, approximately 10,000 words.
Hanzo the karakuri puppet maker is summoned to Koriya Castle to build a mysterious device for a fearsome warlord. Within the walls, he encounters a beautiful courtesan who must sing from dusk until dawn to chase away nightmares. Caught in a madman’s domain, will Hanzo find his escape, or sacrifice himself for the sake of love? A classic fairy-tale retold with a steampunk twist in feudal Japan.
The first novel, Gunpowder Alchemy, is set in China, and the second, Clockwork Samurai, ventures into 19th century Japan. For more information, go to: www.jeannielin.com.