Today sees the release of “The Engineer – Chronicles of Actaeon” by Darran Handshaw.

Imagine MacGyver crossed with Indiana Jones, investigating the mysteries of the long vanished ancients. Weird technology, odd customs, dangerous relicts, monsters and inventions combine to provide a roller coaster ride in this fantastic debut novel.


“We are born in the shadow of fading memories and fallen dreams,

living our days within the decaying bones of an age long gone.”

When the Engineer, Actaeon, arrives at Pyramid in the heart of Redemption, nothing goes according to plan. Mysterious raiders pursue him relentlessly across the shattered remains of the ancient metropolis, and the leaders of his homeland pay no heed to his ambitious ideas. Meanwhile, deep beneath Pyramid, a deadly creature stirs.
And, when Actaeon meets a skilled young Knight Arbiter with brilliant blue eyes, he starts down a path he could never have imagined. The vast, fallen city of the Ancients is home to a new people who face the constant struggle to find resources needed to survive in the dangerous ruins. For the Engineer, however, Redemption is a treasure trove of technology, opportunity, and answers. But his unique skills make him a target for those who would use his talents to achieve their own dreams of power and control.
In his endless quest for the truth, will Actaeon discover the fallen city’s greatest secrets? Or will he share the same fate as the Ancients of whom nothing remains but a whisper? One thing is certain: in Redemption, everything comes with a cost.

Meet the author:

Darran M. Handshaw is the author of The Engineer, his debut novel. In addition to writing, Darran works as an R&D Engineer at a technology company. There he designs and invents new products; he holds more than 15 patents in firefighting and data capture. Darran also volunteers as a firefighter and EMT with his local fire department, where he recently completed a two-year term as Fire Captain. Darran hails from Long Island, NY, where he lives with his wife, Stefanie, and son, Corwin, who fill his life with love, wisdom, and endless adventures.

Darran also has a short story in the recent scifi anthology Quantum Soul.

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Book buy link: The Engineer 

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