Gateways Through the Penumbra by Kristina Jacobs published by The Next Level Publishing in May 2022.
Set in the world of the Otherlands, the fantasy novel explores the spaces in between layers of the world.
“Deuce, my name’s Deuce,” he replied tightening his grip as I dug in my heels. “That old curmudgeon calls me Darth, that’s his polite way of telling me he thinks I’m an arse.”
“Oh,” I said feeling a little bad about it. I stopped pulling and he sounded like he’d decided to be kind to me after all.
“You’ll need to find Jack, he’ll be the one to be your guide. Last I heard he was out in Cort na Coribe, in Eire, so go there first,” he directed. “I’ll give you a map and we can go back to my place and we can sit down and I’ll tell you everything you need to know about living in the Otherlands, but right now we’ve got to get off the streets before full night falls…”
But it was too late, the last weak beams of the sun had slid below the tops of the city buildings and the alley fell into deep darkness. The shadows lengthened and seemed to move along the wall, coming closer. As I watched, a solid form, black on black broke away from the wall and stood in the mouth of the alleyway blocking the exit. Darth shoved me behind him so fast my head snapped back. “Run”…
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Kristina Jacobs is an award-winning poet and the author of eighteen poetry chapbooks including: Grey Weir, The Wildwood Guardian, Slipshod Mornings & Meandering Midnights, Inside Invisible, Dawn After Dusk, Dept. 56, Drawn by Grace, Sparks, All the Purple Days, Charm All Over the Place, Chasing Ordinary, The Heart of the Otherlands, True North, Just my Luck, Breaking Radio Silence, Lucky 13, Crook-Tailed Tales (with co-author Gary Azerier) and Signs Point Left. She is also the author of the science fiction fantasy novel, Gateways Through the Penumbra and a short story collection, EverHollow: Stories from the Otherlands.