Nola is a city full of wonders. A place of sky trolleys and dead cabs, where haints dance the night away, Wise Women keep the order, and where songs walk, talk and keep the spirit of the city alive. To those from Away, Nola might seem strange. To young Perilous Graves, it’s simply home. Then the rhythm stutters. Nine songs of power have escaped from the magical piano that maintains the city’s beat, and without them, Nola will fail. Unexpectedly, Perry and his sister Brendy are tasked with saving the city. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy this song for New Orleans, the city of music, magic, and dreams.
Alex Jennings is a writer, editor, teacher, and poet living in New Orleans. He is the Program Director of DreamFoundry’s Con or Bust and pens a regular speculative poetry review column in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction called “Chapter and Verse.” He is also an instructor of fiction and popular fiction at The University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program. His writing has appeared in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Electric Velocipede, Uncanny Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, New Suns, and Current Affairs, among others. His debut collection, Here I Come and Other Stories was released in 2012. The Ballad of Perilous Graves is his first novel.
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