Captain Talis just wants to keep her airship crew from starving, and maybe scrape up enough cash for some badly needed repairs. When an anonymous client offers a small fortune to root through a pile of atmospheric wreckage, it seems like an easy payday. The job yields an ancient ring, a forbidden secret, and a host of deadly enemies.
Now on the run from cultists with powerful allies, Talis needs to unload the ring as quickly as possible. Her desperate search for a buyer and the fallout from her discovery leads to a planetary battle between a secret society, alien forces, and even the gods themselves.
Talis and her crew have just one desperate chance to make things right before their potential big score destroys them all.
A Note From the Publisher
This is a second edition re-release, with new edits and cover art by Julie Dillon.
Print: 978-1-956771-02-2; 5/5 x 8.5in US$16.99
ebook: 978-1-956771-03-9; US$7.99
large print paperback: 978-1-956771-06-0; 7 x 10in US$39.99
hardcover: 978-1-956771-05-3; 7 x 10 in 5/5 x 8.5in US$27.99
Genre(s): Science Fantasy
Wordcount: 120,154 / 424 pages (Novel)
Series: The Peridot Shift (Book One)
Author book page: https://rjtheodore.com/works/peridot-shift/flotsam/
RDP book page: https://robotdinosaurpress.com/product/flotsam-book-one-of-the-peridot-shift-by-r-j-theodore/
“Combining the best elements of steampunk and space opera, placed in a lavishly detailed and imagined world, Flotsam will hold you firmly till the final page.” — Cat Rambo, author of Hearts of Tabat
“Flotsam sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go. R J Theodore is a fresh voice who will soon be on your must-read list!” — Jennifer Foehner Wells, author of the Confluence series
“I can't stop thinking about the world of Flotsam. Science-fiction, alchemy, and airships. It's magic.” — Mary Robinette Kowal, author of the Lady Astronaut series
“Take a pinch of Jim Butcher's Aeronaut's Windlass, add a dash of Treasure Planet, some vivid imagery from Avatar, a generous helping of banter from Firefly, and you might have an idea of the feeling this story left me with. Rich language and imagery blend with a complex world, a story told with humor and heart, that left me breathless and wrung out. I want to know what's in store next for this crew and their already shattered world.” — Ronda, reader
“Peridot is a fascinating, fractured world that truly comes to life on the page; it’s remarkable that Theodore manages to establish the world and its cultures and races so well straight off the bat. And as if that isn’t enough, she introduces an alien race and culture into the mix, juggling them all with aplomb.” — Alan Brenik, reader
“The worldbuilding is incredibly epic for a newly minted author and hints at uncovering even more as this series evolves.” — Koeur, reader
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