AUGUST 12, 2019: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
Having lived up and down the East Coast, William Galaini finally settled outside of DC after a charming stream of career failures that ranged from the hospitality business to the military. After marrying his college sweetheart, writing became his vehicle to pull his life together. Six novels, four cats, forty pounds, and one son later, you now can find him here at Evolved Publishing.
His work focuses on character revelation and multifaceted conflicts nestled within science fiction and fantasy settings. The influences that echo in his writing include role-playing games, classic literature, world history, and his personal experience. To recharge, he naps on the couch under his mother’s afghan, surrounded by his cats.
Contact him through his website at www.WilliamLJGalaini.com, because he desperately needs to hear what you thought of his work!
BOOKS BY WILLIAM LJ GALAINI:
Watch for the first 3 books in the “Hellbound” series of steampunk sci-fi/fantasy novels to release in 2020: Trampling in the Land of Woe (6 April 2020); Sparks from a Cruel Grindstone (4 May 2020); and The Patron Saint of Wrong (2 November 2020).
In New Dis, there is no rest for the dead. Sprouting from the rim of Hell’s depths, not even this bohemian city of the afterlife—full of mercantile enterprises, engineering innovations, and political intrigue—is immune to the tragedies filtering down into it as World War I rages on Earth above.
Hephaestion, lover and confidant of Alexander the Great, has one goal: rescue Alexander from the torment of Hell. Yet far more souls bar his way than he’d ever anticipated, and Hephaestion will have to use both brains and brawn against the underworld’s least savory opponents, including scheming Jesuits and infamous demons.
Set in an industrialized Dante’s Inferno with steampunk trappings, Trampling in the Land of Woe explores one man’s drive to save whom he cherishes the most.
Can vengeance against an ancient enemy wash away her centuries of shame?
They come from the smoky depths of Hell’s pit. Remnants of the shattered Pious Legion, these hateful castoffs of Earth’s Roman Empire, seek to conquer. Armed with maddening gas, Maximinus Thrax’s airships swarm the skies like vengeful locusts, reducing entire populations to ash.
For Boudica, the forgotten Queen of the Iceni, it’s a familiar fate. Having failed against Nero on Earth, her civilization was wiped from history due to her backfired efforts of liberation.
As Thrax’s assault eliminates the peaceful enclaves of New Dis, what can the failed warrior queen do to protect her city, the innocent peoples within, and her beloved friends? Will Boudica shake off her anonymous refuge and crushing shame to face the Romans once more, or collapse into the dust of history once more?
Desperate and despondent, Yitz struggles forward to find Adina’s heart.
The final pieces have been played and the architect of New Dis’s upheaval has been revealed. With Hephaestion indisposed and Boudica missing, few heroes remain to rectify the oppression promised by this new enemy. Who will face them? Who will lock horns and spar with this mighty power of industry, finance, corruption, and hubris?
Yitz, determined to rescue his wife Adina from her captors, finds himself in the precarious position of both leader and savior—not just for his love, but for all of New Dis. Leading a motley crew of misfits, the troubled and timid husband delves into Aztec horrors and mechanized war machines to befriend demons and forge alliances. He must not only save the future of New Dis, but hold his Adina once more.
And stay tuned for more about books 4 and 5, also in the works.