The first issue of Salome of Ylaldil, a novel by S.S. Lobakow, was published this week on Amazon
Issues 1 and 2 tell about an ambitious young sorceress Salome's adventures in the magical city-state of Kimeion, her dire predicament, a quartet of shady spy-knights that she must deal with, and a grand escape that involves airships, monsters, wizardry, camaraderie, and love.
The fascinating thing about the series is its setting—a world of Modern Fantasy where sorcerer-kings abide in skyscrapers, nobles fly on private jets, highways pierce the mythical wilderness, and urbanites choose to carry swords when riding the subway. Meanwhile, a magical rain is consuming the land, and Rainhag is said to reside at the heart of the swirl, plotting the end of the world. That "hag" is Salome.
S.S. Lobakow is a writer, composer, and educator. He creates speculative fiction, including science-fantasy, with a focus on suspense and adventure.
Salome of Ylaldil is a fantasy series published in biweekly installments. Each issue takes about an hour to read and costs about $0.99, depending on the region.