Sparks from a Cruel Grindstone

Sparks from a Cruel Grindstone

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Can vengeance against an ancient enemy wash away her centuries of shame?

They come from the smoky depths of Hell’s Pit. Remnants of the shattered Pious Legion, these hateful castoffs of Earth’s Roman Empire, seek to conquer. Armed with maddening gas, Maximinus Thrax’s airships swarm the skies like vengeful locusts, reducing entire populations to ash.

For Boudica, the forgotten Queen of the Iceni, it’s a familiar fate. Having failed against Nero on Earth, her civilization was wiped from history due to her backfired efforts of liberation.

As Thrax’s assault eliminates the peaceful enclaves of New Dis, what can the failed warrior queen do to protect her city, the innocent peoples within, and her beloved friends? Will Boudica shake off her anonymous refuge and crushing shame to face the Romans once more, or collapse into the dust of history once more?

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a tale set in an industrialized Dante’s Inferno with steampunk trappings, in the second book of the “Hellbound” series of religious sci-fi/fantasy adventures.


  • Trampling in the Land of Woe (Hellbound – 1)
  • Sparks from a Cruel Grindstone (Hellbound – 2)
  • Patron Saint of Wrong (Hellbound – 3)
  • An End to Ice and Sorrow (Hellbound – 4)
  • Beneath the Titan’s Stride (Hellbound – 5)


Author: William LJ Galaini
Narrator: Wendy Wolfson
Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC
Run time: 11 hours 24 minutes
Release Date: 10/01/2022