Andrew Post was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1984. He spent the countless study halls of his formative years filling notebooks with science fiction and horror stories. Knuckleduster is his first published novel. Andrew lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with his wife, who is also an author, and their two dogs.
It has been a time for rebuilding in Geyser, but rumors of a coming attack from the Odium band of cutthroat pirates is looming. Clyde, Nevele, Flam, and Rohm must strike out separately to find a way to stop them before it’s too late.
Nevele scours the dark alleys of Adeshka’s neon-lit streets, paying for information from Odium defectors, and what she learns from one is terrifying?the gang has three days before the Odium attack Geyser. Their goal: to get at the deposit of wendal stone under the city and use it to create an army of fabrick weavers, which would make the Odium the biggest threat the planet Gleese has ever seen.
What makes the threat so frightening isn’t just an attack from the Odium?it’s why.
Stands Alone: NO
Fabrick is a rare form of magic that grants the user, a fabric weaver, a double-sided gift. Clyde is a 19-year-old fabrick-altered human who can ease men’s minds when they confess their sins to him but his luck will be reduced depending on the severity of their crime. When Clyde emerges from his cellar bedroom to find his master murdered and the city of Geyser in ruins, he sets off on a journey to make things right. Clyde joins forces with others like him who have unusual abilities: Flam, the Mouflon treasure hunter with his brawn and blunderbuss; Nevele, the Royal Stitcher who’s covered from head to toe in sutures; and Rohm, a hyperintelligent pack of talking frisk mice that can assemble into human form. Clyde’s never even been out of his master’s home before, but now he’s on a self-appointed quest that will take him through a razed city, to the underground, back up, and to the palace beyond.
After being blinded during military service, Brody “Knuckleduster” Calhoun relies on special carotene lenses, powered by expensive batteries, for sight. In order to pay for his vision, Brody becomes a vigilante for hire, specializing in tracking down and beating abusive husbands. To strangers he’s just a junkie with odd, orange-stained eyes, but to the police, Brody’s a repeat offender with a lengthy, and ever-growing, rap sheet that includes 17 cases of aggravated assault, all with a deadly weapon—his brass knuckles. When an old friend from the service, Thorp Ashbury, invites him to rural Illinois, Brody takes the opportunity to flee the city and violence. But after agreeing to help Thorp find his missing kid sister in Chicago, Brody uncovers a startling conspiracy that threatens to shake the very foundation of everything he stands for. Having spent his life in a cycle of violence and probation, Brody is forced to face his future.