Running Close to the Wind

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5.74 X 8.38 X 1.43 inches | 1.07 pounds

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About the Author
Alexandra Rowland is the author of fantasy books including A Taste of Gold and Iron, A Conspiracy Of Truths, and Some by Virtue Fall, as well as a four-time Hugo Award-nominated podcaster. They have a degree in world literature, mythology, and folklore, and all their work is supervised by their feline quality control manager.

"Come for the irrepressible gremlin of a narrator, stay for the plot-relevant cake competitions! A whip-smart, hilarious and exuberant high seas romp."--Freya Marske, Sunday Times bestselling author of A Marvellous Light

"Rowland's latest standalone journey into their Chantiverse (A Choir of Lies, 2019) is a delightful romp. Fans of Our Flag Means Death are going to flock to this hilarious and unabashedly queer pirate adventure."--Booklist, starred review

"Alexandra Rowland has written the ideal antidote to the past indeterminate number of awful years, as well as a cure for the Our Flag Meets Death hiatus."--LitHub

"Simply a masterpiece. Uproariously funny, exquisitely witty, brimming with buckling of swashes and scuttling of butts, an adventure tale peppered with heartfelt moments and the power of friendship like so much grapeshot. Put me in a rowboat and tow me behind the ship if I tell a lie."--Premee Mohamed, Nebula Award-winning author of Beneath the Rising

"I've never fallen so instantly in love with a story as with Running Close To The Wind by the inimitable Alexandra Rowland. Incredible fun, endearing characters, and a beautiful message wrapped in a sea-serpent bow."--Seth Haddon, author of Reborn

"There simply wasn't a single dull moment in this story.... One of the most hysterical and delightfully queer fantasy adventures you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing."--Grimdark Magazine

"Truly good fun."--Kirkus Reviews

"Will have readers laughing on every page."--BookPage

Praise for A Taste of Gold and Iron

"A delicious tangle of romance, fealty, and dangerous politics."--Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne

"Sexual tension overload! One of my favorite reads of the year."--Katee Robert, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author

"I highly recommend this one to all adult fantasy-romance readers! With brilliant anxiety representation and a cool magic system, A Taste of Gold and Iron is one to remember." --Tricia Levenseller, New York Times bestselling author of Blade of Secrets

"Witty, clever, and often extremely funny, Rowland's tale of a prince who doesn't want power but has it anyway--and must survive all the risks that brings with it--somehow manages to be both soft and hard-edged, clever and kind. And sexy! Very much that too."--Jenn Lyons, author of The Ruin of Kings

"A Taste of Gold and Iron is a slow-burn romance flush with sexy, complicated relationships and founded on the ethics of duty and love. As indulgent and satisfying as your favorite fanfiction."--Tessa Gratton, author of The Queens of Innis Lear

"Rowland delivers a breathtakingly intimate narrative in this gorgeous fantasy, in which the political intrigue of a kingdom serves as backdrop to a romance between the softest of hearts. . . . In exploring what monarchs owe their people, and what individuals owe each other, this achingly tender fantasy wows."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A beautifully detailed world, the power to touch-taste metal, political schemes, and a slow-burn romance wrap together in a lush fantasy. Rowland's latest continues to showcase their captivating prose, immersive details, and complicated characters."--Library Journal (starred review)

"An engaging fantasy/romance set in a large, lush, and inclusive world."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)