Exclusive Excerpt: Moonshine by Jasmine Gower
From the publisher that brought you Under the Pendulum Sun comes another new and exciting title: Moonshine by Jasmine Gower, an alt-world prohibition tale in which magic is forbidden.
In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a fantastical version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl – stylish, educated and independent – keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother.
Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for. When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer – even if it means revealing the grim source of her dazzling powers.
Here at the Fantasy Hive we’re delighted to bring you, the reader, an exclusive excerpt. And not just an excerpt; the first chapter! Without further ado, here it is.
Brilliant, eh? Jasmine Gower is set to be a bright new voice in the genre for sure. Here’s a bit more about the author:
Jasmine Gower is from Portland, Oregon, where she studied English literature at Portland State University. Since then, she has balanced writing with various office jobs which served as inspiration for Daisy’s story in Moonshine. Jasmine was drawn toward writing years before amidst a childhood of fantasy novels and 90s video games and has a passion for exploring themes of gender, sexuality, and disability through the conventions of speculative fiction and fantasy worldbuilding. Visit her website here or follow her on Twitter here.
Moonshine is released by Angry Robot Books on February 6th, 2018.