Allyson Bird Isis Unbound

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Isis Unbound

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Inspired in part by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Percy Bysshe Shelley's, Prometheus Unbound, and the works of Rider Haggard and R.E. Howard, Isis Unbound is set in an alternate history, steampunk version of 1890's Manceastre, Britanniae, ruled by a new governor general related to a descendant of Anthony and Cleopatra, who won the battle of Actium two thousand years ago, and where the ancient Egyptian gods are real.

...Only a god can kill a god. Nepyths has killed her sister, Isis and therefore the dead cannot pass over to the underworld--their ranks are rapidly swelling and they now roam the streets as zombies. Chief Embalmer Ptolemy Child's two daughters, Ella and Loli, aged eighteen and ten respectively, are being instructed in the secrets of the mummification process, when the dead begin to wake and walk. And eventually lead the sisters to the greatest mystery of all: Isis, herself...

Isis UnboundIsis Unboundhas won the 2011 Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in a first novel.

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About the Author:

Allyson Bird lives in New Zealand, with her husband. Occasionally she is drawn to strange places and people, and occasionally they are drawn to her. her favourite playground, both as an adult and child, is the village graveyard. Once she wondered what would happen if she took one of the green stones from a grave. She has been looking over her should ever since but has never given it back.

Her debut collection, Bull Running for Girls,won best collection, in the British Fantasy Society awards, 2009.Dark Regions Press published her second collection of stories, Wine and Rank Poison, in October of 2010.

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"Allyson Bird is a rare bird indeed. An original voice in a world of plain vanilla. She rides some dark waves with grace and a heart full of light and shadow. if there's any justice, she's on her way to real recognition." --Joe R. Lansdale, winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar, and seven Bram Stoker Awards.

"The stories in Allyson Bird's, Wine and Rank Poison draw us into a world of dark magic, infinite possibility and abiding-terror; and she does it with a style reminiscent of Shirley Jackson and Robert Bloch. Highly recommended." --NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry, author of Rot & Ruin and The Dragon Factory.

"...Bird's writing is idiosyncratic, offbeat and troubling, a personal take on the complex legacy of pulp fiction." --Joel Lane, British Fantasy Award winning author of The Earth Wire and My Stone Desire.

"The stories in Allyson Bird's, Wine and Rank Poison draw us into a world of dark magic, infinite possibility and abiding-terror; and she does it with a style reminiscent of Shirley Jackson and Robert Bloch. Highly recommended." --NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry, author of Rot & Ruin and The Dragon Factory.

"...Bird's writing is idiosyncratic, offbeat and troubling, a personal take on the complex legacy of pulp fiction." --Joel Lane, British Fantasy Award winning author of The Earth Wire and My Stone Desire.

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