The title is available now, and will be for 90 days, in its entirety, as a free download, in various e-book formats from Smashwords, and other online retailers. After the initial free download period (ending September 15, 2010), the title will be available for sale at the regular retail price. Copies downloaded during the free period will remain yours permanently — completely free-of-charge, without any DRM restrictions, to be enjoyed on your various reading devices. (Since this is a copyrighted work, they ask that you kindly not to share your complimentary copy.)
Here’s what the book is about:
In the vein of The One Thousand and One Nights, Tanith Lee’s Flat Earth, and Catherynne M. Valente’s The Orphan’s Tales…
The Compass Rose universe — an ancient milieu where places have no names, cities spring forth like bouquets in the desert, gods and dreams walk the scorching sands in the South, ice floats like mirror shards upon the Northern sea, islands that do not exist are found in the East, death chases a thief on the rooftops of a Western city, immortal love spans time, and directions are intertwined into one road we all travel….
You come to this place when you wonder, and sometimes, only when you dream.