Sometimes escape is impossible. Sometimes love isn’t enough.
1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.
In Königsberg, Prussia, they work with Konstantin on the next evolution of Project Lazarus. Wendel once called Königsberg home, the city now besieged by the Russians and their clockwork engines of war. This may be Wendel’s last chance to save his family and find redemption, but he’s tormented by nightmares and tempted by laudanum. Ardis fears her love isn’t enough to save Wendel. Her hands are full piloting the automatons, and she’s terrified to tell him a secret of her own. Will they—and their love—survive the storms of war?
Book #2 in the Shadows of Asphodel series
She poked him in the ribs. “Tempted by the thought of being a hero?”
She smiled at him. “I can’t imagine you riding into battle on a white stallion. You’re too devious for that. I expect you to skulk into the castle under cover of darkness and let an army of undead do all your dirty work.”
He laughed. “I have a reputation to maintain.”
Ardis started to stand, but Wendel caught her wrist and tugged her down. She fell sideways against him, halfway in his lap, and he held her with an arm behind her back. He smiled, dipped her lower, and stole a kiss. His lips felt divine against hers. She melted against him, craving the heat of his skin.
“Wendel & Ardis – I ship the crap out of them! Both of them and their bad-assery! Plenty of steamy scenes, fighting scenes, and TONS of humorous dialogue between the two…” – Romance Schmomance
“I found myself many times saying “Just one more chapter then I’ll be productive” only to end up 4 hours later with a finished book and writing this review (that’s productive right?) you’ll want to put this on your TBR list now!” – prettylittlebookblog
“Karen Kincy did not disappoint in her followup to Shadows of Asphodel!” – Girl of 1000 Wonders
“Definitely check this book out if you’re at all interested in steampunk or dieselpunk. Heck, even if you are not, but you like action and a little romance, check this out! You will find yourself unable to put it down until the end!” – Three Boy Circus
“Basically, if you liked Shadows of Asphodel, then I think you’ll really enjoy Storms of Lazarus. It has everything the first book had, but more. It’s like a double helping of dieselpunk/steampunk goodness. I sincerely hope there’s a third book in the works, because I need more of Ardis and Wendel’s story.” – Leeanna.me
“To see Wendel and Ardis again was a real treat and to see them together as a team? I don’t even have words for how great it was too see them together. To see them work side by side and trust one another.” – My Guilty Obsession
“Karen really keeps the magic alive with plenty of clockwork and technomancy and these bits of historical figures jumping in along with mass preparation for war.” – A TiffyFit’s Reading Corner
“I just adore Ardis and Wendel and was so happy to see them again.” – Books Live Forever
“Ardis really is a brilliant character (as is Wendel, but in my opinion, this story was about her more than it was him!) and it was a journey that involved more automatons, magic and technology (the appearance of Nikola Tesla was fun).” – Whimsical Nature
“Everything that I loved about this rich world is back with a vengeance: the dark magic, the sarcastic and tragic personality of Wendel, courageous and smart Ardis, the war politics, the devious and traitorous assassins, the emotional turmoil.” – Tower of Babel
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