Bio: Andrew Smith enjoys music, writing, traveling, martial arts, and switching colleges and majors, just to keep things interesting. He is Syracuse University class of 2006, with a degree in Religion and minor in Music Industry, because they clearly go so well together. Andrew grew up in the Rockies, where he drank, drinks, and will continue to drink more coffee than is probably advisable. He is currently at work on other projects, such as more Woven City novels, some non-Woven City novels, and learning to speak Portuguese so he knows what all that Brazilian pop music is really saying. Crusader is Andrew Smith's first published novel. He owes the completion of it to the fabulous coffee chicks, who fueled his addiction with coffee in all its myriad forms. Except decaf.
Sirens, sprites, and gentleman astrologers are everyday things in the Woven City. So when the Crusader, a 7-foot-high suit of armor with no one inside, begins hassling people outside Mme. Rumella's Tea Shop, her main concern is that he might disturb her customers. His search for an ancient artifact will come to preoccupy not only the two of them, but Mme. Rumella's young nephew, archaeologist Leila Lanstrom, Mary, Queen of Scots (but don't call her that to her face) and a whole cast of City char... more info>>