Thanks to the sorcerous Mr. Flood, Johnstown, Pennsylvania has drowned three times...and the fourth time will be the charm. By the time he gets done flooding Johnstown, the city will vanish beneath the waves forever...unless his flood-making apprentice, Dee, has anything to say about it. Refusing to let the fourth flood sink Johnstown, young Dee uses her own powers against her wicked mentor, setting off a battle of magic rainmakers in the heart of the raging storm. Will thousands of people drown in the ultimate deluge? Will madness and destruction doom Johnstown to an eternal watery grave? Or will hope and heart turn back the tide of history, striking a blow against darkness and disaster? Who'll stop the rain? No one, if Mr. Flood gets his way. This fantasy masterpiece made waves around the world, winning a British Fantasy Award nomination and taking Russia by storm. Don't miss this exciting tale by award-winning storyteller Robert T. Jeschonek, a master of unique and unexpected fantasy that really packs a punch.
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"It’s a magical tale, well told with some wonderful imagery." – Gareth D. Jones, New Review, laurahird.com
"Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman—his fiction is cutting edge, original, and pulsing with dark and fantastical life. His stories suck me in and refuse to let me go until the last page…" – Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of The Maker's Song series and Black Dust Mambo
"Jeschonek´s stories are delightfully insane, a pleasure to read…" – Fabio Fernandes, Fantasy Book Critic
"Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent..." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author
About the Author
Author Robert Jeschonek grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and spent many happy hours in the Glosser Bros. and Penn Traffic Department Stores in downtown Johnstown, Westmont, and the Richland Mall. Since then, he has gone on to write lots of books and stories, including Long Live Glosser’s, Christmas at Glosser’s, Easter at Glosser’s, Fear of Rain, and Death By Polka (which are all set in and around Johnstown). He’s written a lot of other cool stuff, too, including Star Trek and Doctor Who fiction and Batman comics. His young adult fantasy novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, won a Forward National Literature Award and was named a top ten first novel for youth by Booklist magazine. His work has been published around the world in over a hundred books, e-books, and audio books. You can find out more about them at his website, or by looking up his name on Facebook, Twitter, or Google. As you’ll see, he’s kind of crazy...in a good way. Visit him online at www.thefictioneer.com. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter.