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Miss Violet and the Great War

Miss Violet and the Great War

A Strangely Beautiful Novel

Strangely Beautiful (Volume 3)

Leanna Renee Hieber

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PRISM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR

A superb, standalone adventure in Leanna Renee Hieber's groundbreaking, critically acclaimed Strangely Beautiful series, full of passion and power.


From childhood, Violet Rychman has dreamed of a coming war, of death and battle on an unimaginable scale. She has seen and heard ghosts, who have loved and guided her.

Now the future she dreamed has come to pass. World War I rages across Europe. Millions of people are dying; entire villages are disappearing.

A great and terrible vision sweeps over Violet, offering powers heralded by the Muses of antiquity. The ability to impact people’s memories, even shape their thoughts. To guide their souls. To pass between the world of the living and that of the dead and to bring others through that passage.

These and other gifts once belonged to people Violet loved. Now they are hers, and she must use them to attempt to stop death itself.

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CHAPTER

ONE


London, England, 1897

Violet had to be dreaming. As far as she knew, one could not walk through a hail of bullets without being harmed. Though she often had odd experiences, she was...

Praise for Miss Violet and the Great War

Praise for Leanna Renee Hieber's Strangely Beautiful books:

“Tender, poignant, exquisitely written.” —New York Times bestselling author C.L. Wilson

“A strangely beautiful tale indeed! An ethereal, lyrical story that combines myth, spiritualism and the gothic in lush prose and sweeping passion.”—Kathryn Smith, USA Today bestselling author

“A delightfully lush and richly imagined tale. Transcendent.”—Fresh Fiction

“I cannot recommend this book, this series or this author enough.”—True-Blood.Net

“Strikingly rich, dark, and beautiful imagery.”—Alethea Kontis in Orson Scott Card’s Galactic Medicine Show

“A secretive, gothic, paranormal world…a character who will resonate with anyone who has found the beauty in being different.”—Booklist

“Rich in conceits as anything from Alan Moore, Hieber’s novel mixes action and the emotional lives of its characters into a fascinating stew. Anyone who enjoyed Paul Cornell’s London Falling will certainly cozy up to Hieber’s parallel depiction of questioning savants and heroes versus the forces of anarchy and despair.”—Paul Di Filippo in Asimov’s Science Fiction on The Eterna Files

“Smart, boundlessly creative gaslamp fantasy. [Hieber] blends historical fact and paranormal fiction with ease, creating a world that is lush and fascinatingly strange.”—RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on The Eterna Files

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Praise for Leanna Renee Hieber's Strangely Beautiful books:

“Tender, poignant, exquisitely written.” —New York Times bestselling author C.L. Wilson

“A strangely beautiful tale indeed! An ethereal, lyrical story that combines myth, spiritualism and the gothic in lush prose and sweeping passion.”—Kathryn Smith, USA Today bestselling author

“A delightfully lush and richly imagined tale. Transcendent.”—Fresh Fiction

“I cannot recommend this book, this series or this author enough.”—True-Blood.Net

“Strikingly rich, dark, and beautiful imagery.”—Alethea Kontis in Orson Scott Card’s Galactic Medicine Show

“A secretive, gothic, paranormal world…a character who will resonate with anyone who has found the beauty in being different.”—Booklist

“Rich in conceits as anything from Alan Moore, Hieber’s novel mixes action and the emotional lives of its characters into a fascinating stew. Anyone who enjoyed Paul Cornell’s London Falling will certainly cozy up to Hieber’s parallel depiction of questioning savants and heroes versus the forces of anarchy and despair.”—Paul Di Filippo in Asimov’s Science Fiction on The Eterna Files

“Smart, boundlessly creative gaslamp fantasy. [Hieber] blends historical fact and paranormal fiction with ease, creating a world that is lush and fascinatingly strange.”—RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on The Eterna Files

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Leanna Renee Hieber

LEANNA RENEE HIEBER is the author of the Strangely Beautiful saga, The Eterna Files trilogy, and the Spectral City series. Rarely seen out of Victorian garb, Hieber has won four Prism Awards for her Gothic and gaslamp fantasy novels, and has lectured on Gothic fiction and paranormal themes for NYU and at conferences around the US. She is a licensed ghost tour guide in New York City and prides herself on her knowledge of the city's haunts.

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