Welcome to the official schedule for the Escapist Book Co. book tour of The Sword in the Street by C.M. Caplan. Below, you’ll find all of the information about the book and author, links to purchase a copy of your own, as well as our list of hosts for the tour. We will be updating this page with links to each stop along the tour, so be sure to check back throughout the week!
The Sword In The Street by C. M. Caplan
Intended Age Group: General
Published: March 3, 2021
Publisher: Self Published
Hired blades ought to be better at making ends meet. John Chronicle bleeds his patron’s foes in savage duels. While he’s disgusted by the petty grievances and corporate laws he champions, even the promise of security is better than nothing at all. But how long can he depend on a wage that barely pays enough to cover his rent?
His boyfriend Edwin is familiar with dependency. Reliant on his parents’ goodwill to supply the drugs that keep the spirals of his mind in check, he wants nothing more than to get out from under their thumb. A solution comes when he finds a document full of knowledge that was, impossibly, forgotten. But while he could use those secrets to rewrite the gentry’s unjust laws, it might cost him his relationship – or John’s life.
The two find themselves entangled in the web of intrigue surrounding the laws, the swordsmen, and their sponsors. They’re forced to question how bloody they’re willing to get for a shred of agency. But will they survive this tangle of deceit together?
20somethings Can’t Save Money • Walking Disaster Owns a Sword • Horny Idiot Attempts Magic for the First Time
About the Author
C.M. Caplan is a quadruplet (yes, really), mentally disabled, and he spent two years as the Senior Fiction Editor on a national magazine while he was still an undergrad in college.
He has a degree in creative writing and was the recipient of his university’s highest honor in the arts. His short fiction also won an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Writers of the Future Contest. His debut novel, The Sword in the Street, was a 2021 SPFBO semifinalist.
He currently lives in New England.
Thank you to all of our hosts for participating in the tour! You can find their content linked below.
Fiction Fans Podcast
Steve’s Book Stuff
Before We Go Blog
Fantasy Book Nerd
Literature & Lofi