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The stunning fourth volume in the Dagger and the Coin series, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin.
THE RISE OF THE DRAGON AND THE FALL OF KINGS
Lord Regent Geder Palliako's war has led his nation and the priests of the spider goddess to victory after victory. No power has withstood him, except for the heart of the one woman he desires. As the violence builds and the cracks in his rule begin to show, he will risk everything to gain her love or else her destruction.
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Douglas Thompson's The Rhymer: an Heredyssey was published as an e-book by Elsewhen Press in May 2014. The paperback edition will be published in July 2014.
Information about Douglas Thompson:
Douglas Thompson's short stories have appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, most recently Albedo One, Ambit, Postscripts, and New Writing Scotland. He won the Grolsch/Herald Question of Style Award in 1989 and second prize in the Neil Gunn Writing Competition in 2007. His first book, Ultrameta, was published by Eibonvale Press in August 2009, nominated for the Edge Hill Prize, and shortlisted for the BFS Best Newcomer Award, and since then he has published four subsequent novels, Sylvow (Eibonvale, 2010), Apoidea (The Exaggerated Press, 2011), Mechagnosis (Dog Horn, 2012), Entanglement (Elsewhen Press, 2012) and has two forthcoming in 2014, The Brahan Seer and Volwys, from Acair Publishing and Dog Horn respectively. The Rhymer is his eighth novel.
Information about The Rhymer: an Heredyssey:
The Rhymer, an Heredyssey defies classification in any one literary genre. A satire on contemporary society, particularly the art world, it is also a comic-poetic meditation on the nature of life, death and morality.
A mysterious tramp wanders from town to town, taking a new name and identity from whoever he encounters first. Apparently amnesiac or even brain-damaged, Nadith Learmot nonetheless has other means to access the past and perhaps even the future: upon his chest a dial, down his sleeves wires that he can connect to the walls of old buildings from which he believes he can read their ghosts like imprints on tape. Haunting him constantly is the resemblance he apparently bears to his supposed brother, a successful artist called Zenir. Setting out to pursue Zenir and denounce or blackmail him out of spite, in his travels around the satellite towns and suburbs surrounding a city called Urbis, Nadith finds he is always two steps behind a figure as enigmatic and polyfaceted as himself. But through second hand snippets of news he increasingly learns of how his brother's fortunes are waning, while his own, to his surprise, are on the rise. Along the way, he encounters unexpected clues to his own true identity, how he came to lose his memory and acquire his strange ‘contraption’. When Nadith finally catches up with Zenir, what will they make of each other?
Told entirely in the first person in a rhythmic stream of lyricism, Nadith's story reads like Shakespeare on acid, leaving the reader to guess at what truth lies behind his madness. Is Nadith a mental health patient or a conman? – or as he himself comes to believe, the reincarnation of the thirteenth century Scottish seer True Thomas The Rhymer, a man who never lied nor died but disappeared one day to return to the realm of the faeries who had first given him his clairvoyant gifts?
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Saturday, 19 July 2014 12:04)
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Shane Berryhill's Bad Mojo will be published by Ragnarok Publications in July 2014.
Information about Shane Berryhill:
Shane Berryhill is a novelist and comic book writer. His work has been praised by Publishers Weekly, NPR, NBC Today.com, Wired Magazine, Horror World, and others. He's been a guest and speaker at events ranging from the National Council of English Teachers conference to San Diego Comic Con.
Bad Mojo is Shane's first urban fantasy novel featuring Zora Banks. He is also the author of The Adventures of Chance Fortune series from Tor, Dragon Island, The Long Silent Night (A Jack Frost Mystery), various short stories (one in Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters), and the comic book series, Sherwood, TX.
Shane Berryhill lives with his wife, Lesley, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Click here to visit the author's official website.
Information about Bad Mojo:
Bad Mojo is a tale of love and murder among the men, women, and monsters of a mystical, modern-day South.
Shane Berryhill's first dark adult fantasy is the story of Zora Banks - a beautiful, Southern conjure woman of mixed race - as told through the eyes of her partner, Ash Owens, a pretty boy-redneck cursed with a monstrous alter ego.
When Tennessee State Representative Jack Walker hires Ash to find his missing, drug-addicted wife, Ash finds himself at odds with Chattanooga's various underworld gangs - both the living and the unliving - as he and Zora become embroiled in a far-reaching occult organization's grab for ultimate power.
Equal parts True Blood and Justified, bad Mojo will prove a dark delight for fans of urban fantasy, Southern Gothics, paranormal romance, and hardboiled crime.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Friday, 18 July 2014 17:30)
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CONTEST/GIVEAWAY: TIM MARQUITZ
Tim Marquitz (the author of the Demon Squad series) has a contest/giveaway going on:
- $40 Gift Card to Amazon, B&N, or Starbucks (winner's choice)
- The entire seven book Demon Squad series (e-book)
- 3 e-copies of Armageddon Bound (BK 1 of Demon Squad)
This contest/giveaway ends on September 1st, 2014.
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About the author
Tim Marquitz is the author of the Demon Squad series, the Blood War Trilogy, co-author of the Dead West series, as well as several standalone books, and numerous anthology appearances including Triumph Over Tragedy, Corrupts Absolutely?, Demonic Dolls, Neverland's Library, and the forthcoming No Place Like Home and Blackguards.
The Editor in Chief of Ragnarok Publications, Tim most recently compiled and edited the Angelic Knight Press anthologies, Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous and Manifesto: UF, as well as Ragnarok Publications' Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters.
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Risingshadow has had the honour of interviewing Betsy Dornbusch.
Betsy Dornbusch is the author of a dozen short stories, three novellas, and two novels. She also is an editor with the speculative fiction magazine Electric Spec and the longtime proprietress of Sex Scenes at Starbucks.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Monday, 14 July 2014 17:45)
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Michael W. Garza's The Last Infection was published by Severed Press in July 2014.
Information about Michael W. Garza:
Michael W. Garza often finds himself wondering where his inspiration will come from next and in what form his imagination will bring it to life. The outcomes regularly surprise him and it's always his ambition to amaze those curious enough to follow him and take in those results. He encourages readers to peek at his latest work as well as the material he's published in the past. He sincerely hopes that everyone will find something that astonishes, surprises, or simply scares the heck out of you.
Information about The Last Infection:
The Last Infection chronicles the fall of civilization and the rise of the dead and the evolution of the infected. The series began with one little boy in The Hand That Feeds and ultimately follows the remains of the human race as they struggle for survival in a hostile world they no longer control. Come join what's left of the living as they fight for every last breath.
The infection swept across the country like a tidal wave. Survivors cling to life as the infected own the night and the dead walk the streets. Chris has endured on his own and bumping into Jake and Alicen weren't in his plans. The young brother and sister have plans of their own, but Chris has heard too many promises of sanctuary and infection free zones. Jenn's arrival turns his attention to the one thing he never thought he would face again, hope. They make a pact to reach the kids safe haven, but only time will tell if anyone can survive the last infection.
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