Announcing: The Lost Scribes & Falls the Shadow

An Essay By Mary // 5/4/2011

Coming to The Lost Scribes Blog May 15, 2011: Falls the Shadow. The first Christian Steampunk novel of its kind, by authors H.A. Titus, Elynn W. Marshe, and Mary Ruth Pursselley.


Imagine a world where technology has replaced the need for traditional education... even the need to read. Imagine entire sectors of cities being abandoned as rapid technological advances render them obsolete. Imagine libraries falling into disrepair and decay, the books inside moldering away, ignored until they are forgotten...

until an experiment, using computer viruses as weapons of war, goes tragically wrong.

Welcome to Shandor Rei.

Amid the wreckage of a swift and devastating war, life goes on--as a fight for survival. Poverty, starvation, violence, and oppression haunt the streets and the broken people who live there.
One chance for recovery and freedom remains: thousands of books, buried deep beneath the rubble in the ruins of a bombed library.


A teenage boy named Skylar dreams of finding lost books and learning to read, but has his doubts about whether they could still exist after so much destruction.
Maricossa, an agent of The White Tiger, has been ordered by the oppressive government to find and destroy any books that may have survived the bombings.
Libretto con Brio, a spunky teenage girl, has dedicated her life to making sure no one finds the books she protects--ever.

When circumstances bring the three of them together, a battle of ultimatums, loyalty, deception, and trust begins. No secret is safe. No outcome is certain.
No motive is clear, for "between the motion and the act... between the emotion and the response...
Falls the Shadow."


Visit The Lost Scribes and become a follower to watch Falls the Shadow unfold, starting May 15, 2011.


Whoa! This sounds CRAZY!

Whoa! This sounds CRAZY! Imagine a world without BOOKS!!! *faints* How did you hear about this? It sounds cool : ).

Clare | Wed, 05/04/2011

LOL @ Clare...

I love your 'faints' reaction! I share the sentiment.

I heard about it because... well, I'm one of the creators! : D I'm the 'Mary' in 'Mary Ruth Pursselley'. Heather and LoriAnn, both from here on AP, are the other two authors. We've just launched this project and thought it would be a good idea to announce it here at our dearly beloved AP. Hope you enjoy!

Mary | Wed, 05/04/2011

Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

OH MY GOSH!!! No way!! That

OH MY GOSH!!! No way!! That is EPIC! *does a frantic happy/excited dance* Thank you SO much for sharing this with us...this is SO COOL! I can't wait to read it!!! : )

Clare | Thu, 05/05/2011

Wow--this is probably the

Wow--this is probably the most enthusiastic response we've had so far! Thanks, Clare!

Heather | Fri, 05/06/2011

And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

 I'm definitely reading this

 I'm definitely reading this :D It sounds awesome!

Laura Elizabeth | Fri, 05/06/2011

The best stories are those that are focused, unassuming, and self-confident enough to trust the reader to figure things out. --


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