Alice Payne Arrives (Paperback)
Kate Heartfield's Alice Payne Arrives is the story of a time traveling thief turned reluctant hero in this science fiction adventure.
A disillusioned major, a highwaywoman, and a war raging across time.
It’s 1788 and Alice Payne is the notorious highway robber, the Holy Ghost. Aided by her trusty automaton, Laverna, the Holy Ghost is feared by all who own a heavy purse.
It’s 1889 and Major Prudence Zuniga is once again attempting to change history—to save history—but seventy attempts later she’s still no closer to her goal.
It’s 2016 and . . . well, the less said about 2016 the better!
But in 2020 the Farmers and the Guides are locked in battle; time is their battleground, and the world is their prize. Only something new can change the course of the war. Or someone new.
Little did they know, but they’ve all been waiting until Alice Payne arrives.
About the Author
Kate Heartfield is a former newspaper editor and columnist in Ottawa, Canada. Her novels include the historical fantasy, Armed in Her Fashion, and her interactive novel for Choice of Games, The Road to Canterbury, inspired by the Canterbury Tales. Her short fiction has appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including Strange Horizons, Escape Pod and Lackington’s. Her novella “The Course of True Love” was published by Abaddon Books in 2016, as part of the collection Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales from Shakespeare’s Fantasy World.
Praise for Kate Heartfield
“Heartfield captures an aesthetic edge that is sharp as death.” —Speculating Canada