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Bad Gods

Book #1 of Babylon Steel
Published by Solaris
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About The Book

A critically acclaimed, fun, smart, inclusive take on a classic fantasy trope, with gorgeous cover art by Discworld artist Stephen Player

All Tastes! • All Species! • All Currencies!

You can find anything in Scalentine, the city of portals, but you won’t find a better brothel than the Red Lantern. And its proprietor, Babylon Steel (ex-mercenary, ex-priestess, ex… lots of things), means to keep it that way.

But a prurient cult are protesting in the streets, sex workers are disappearing, and Babylon has bills to pay. When the powerful Diplomatic Section hires her – off the books – to find a missing heiress, she has to take the job.

And then her past starts to catch up with her...

Originally published as Babylon Steel in 2011 to critical acclaim, this trope-busting, inclusive, sex positive fantasy is back to delight and entertain readers, complete with a gorgeous new cover from Discworld artist Stephen Player.

About The Author

Gaie Sebold was born in the US to an American father and English mother, and has lived in the UK most of her life. She now resides in that bit of South East London known as 'not as bad as New Cross.' She began writing shortly after learning to read, and has produced a large number of words, many of them different. She has worked as a cleaner (don't laugh, Mum), secretary, till-monkey, stage-tour-manager and editor, and now works for a charity and runs occasional writing workshops. She is an obsessive reader, enthusiastically inefficient gardener and occasional poet. She has a wonderful boyfriend, a paranoid cat and too much stuff.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Solaris (January 4, 2022)
  • Length: 464 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786185341

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Raves and Reviews

"A pacy fantasy romp – idiosyncratic, but an entertaining slice of fun." -- The Guardian

– Keith Brooke, The Guardian

"Sebold has a flair for storytelling... you’ll enjoy this if you appreciate the better end of female-friendly fantasy. -- SFX

– SFX Magazine

"Worth a hearty recommendation." -- Fantasy Book Review

– Fantasy Book Review

“Sebold’s world is vibrant and so fully fleshed out that exploring the many twists and turns is a pleasure.” – Aurealis

– Aurealis

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