Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cover Revealed - Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders by Richard Ellis Preston, Jr. - February 24, 2013

Yesterday, Richard Preston Ellis, Jr. tweeted about the cover for his upcoming debut, Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders. This is the first novel in Richard's The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin series. The cover art is by Eamon O'Donoghue.

I really like this cover. It has gorgeous Steampunk elements. I can also tell the novel is set in California by the Sunset Blvd street sign. Sunset Blvd is mostly in Los Angeles.

More about this author and novel in the future.

Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders
The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin 1
47North, July 2, 2013
Trade Paperback and eBook

In a post-apocalyptic world of endless snow, Captain Romulus Buckle and the stalwart crew of the Pneumatic Zeppelin must embark on a perilous mission to rescue their kidnapped leader, Balthazar Crankshaft, from the impenetrable City of the Founders. Steaming over a territory once known as Southern California – before it was devastated in the alien war – Buckle navigates his massive airship through skies infested with enemy war zeppelins and ravenous alien beasties in this swashbuckling and high-octane steampunk adventure. Life is desperate in the Snow World – and death is quick – Buckle and his ship’s company must brave poisoned wastelands of noxious mustard and do battle with forgewalkers, steampipers and armored locomotives as they plunge from the skies into the underground prison warrens of the fortress-city.

Captain Romulus Buckle must lead the Pneumatic Zeppelin and its crew of never-do-wells on a desperate mission where he must risk everything to save Balthazar and attempt to prevent a catastrophic war which could wipe out all that is left of civilization and the entire human race.

What do you think?


  1. This sounds like a fantastic book and I love the cover, it's got so much going on with the main character, the airship and the ruined city. I'm putting it on my wish list right now!