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Witchmark

(2018)
(The first book in the Kingston Cycle series)
A novel by

 
 
A stunning, addictive fantasy debut that combines intrigue, magic, betrayal, and romance in an original world with a historical WWI tone. In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a world war, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own.

Moving at a brilliant pace and pulsing with deadly intrigue and unforgettable characters, Witchmark grabs listeners and doesn't let go until the thrilling conclusion.

Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be a slave to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn't leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family. Even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veteran's hospital, Miles can't hide what he truly is.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"This book has romance, mystery, witch battles, and bicycle chases." - Elizabeth Bear

"If you need a fun queer period adventure romance, you'll want to add this to your TBR pile." - Aliette de Bodard

"Enthralling, fast-paced, and romantic, Witchmark unveils a fascinating world. Polk writes with assured ease. I can't wait for her next book!" - Elizabeth Hoyt

"Witchmark is an exciting, accomplished and wonderfully written debut. C.L. Polk has created a world which, while recognisable, is nonetheless wholly original ? the perfect setting for a fast-paced, complex and wonderfully characterised story." - Foz Meadows

"An intriguing world of magic and modernity and the costs of both." - Carrie Vaughn

"Glowing with expertly handled magic, in a deeply-layered alternate world, Polk's Witchmark is a serious mystery and a steaming romance. I'm enchanted." - Fran Wilde


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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle)
Author(s): C L POLK
ISBN: 1-250-16268-8 / 978-1-250-16268-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Witchmark
Author(s): C L Polk
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Witchmark
Author(s): C L Polk
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Witchmark
Author(s): C L Polk
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Witchmark
Author(s): C L Polk
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle Book 1)
Author(s): C L Polk
Publisher: Tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU