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

The Guard have always been with us, their powers passed on from generation to generation. Usually the old and new Guards have no connection, but that all changed when the six became seven and the brooding Alexi Rychman, leader of the Victorian Guard, found himself hopelessly in love with the gentle Percy Parker, who barely understood her own tremendous power.

In Miss Violet and the Great War, Percy and Alexi's daughter, Violet, leads a new Guard onto a new battlefield. Not just a psychic war this time, but a real one, with bullets flying, gas attacks, and death on every side.

Leanna Renee Hieber's debut novel, republished by Tor as Strangely Beautiful, won two Prism Awards and was a critical success. It introduced the concept of gaslamp fantasy--a Victorian world haunted by the supernatural and treated as a plaything by the gods. In Strangely Beautiful and Perilous Prophecy, Hieber gave readers the adventures--and romances--of the Guard, six preternaturally-powered humans who placed themselves between danger and humanity.

Praise for Miss Violet and the Great War

Praise for Leanna Renee Hieber's Strangely Beautiful books:

“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

“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

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker is indeed, strange in its happenings and mood and beautiful in its romance and language. Hieber has created a secretive, gothic, paranormal world as well as a character who will resonate with anyone who has found the beauty in being different.”—Booklist

“I cannot recommend this book, this series or this author enough.”—True-Blood.Net on The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker

“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

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

“Heiber's strikingly rich, dark, and beautiful imagery complements the exotic setting and its vibrant … More…

Praise for Leanna Renee Hieber's Strangely Beautiful books:

“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

“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

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker is indeed, strange in its happenings and mood and beautiful in its romance and language. Hieber has created a secretive, gothic, paranormal world as well as a character who will resonate with anyone who has found the beauty in being different.”—Booklist

“I cannot recommend this book, this series or this author enough.”—True-Blood.Net on The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker

“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

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

“Heiber's strikingly rich, dark, and beautiful imagery complements the exotic setting and its vibrant characters. It is no small thing to create characters so vibrant that a reader is loathe to leave them.”—Alethea Kontis in Orson Scott Card’s Galactic Medicine Show

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Leanna Renee Hieber

LEANNA RENEE HIEBER is the author of Strangely Beautiful and Perilous Prophecy, as well as The Eterna Files trilogy. Rarely seen out of Victorian garb, Hieber has won several Prism Awards for her gothic novels and was a finalist for the Daphne Du Maurier Award. She regularly leads ghost tours in New York City and prides herself on her knowledge of the city's haunts.

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