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This beautiful book is made up of two new, original novellas, never before published a sure cause for celebration among his fans. It is Donaldson’s first publication since finishing the Thomas Covenant series, and takes him in unexpected directions.
In The King’s Justice, a stranger dressed in black arrives in the village of Settle’s Crossways, following the scent of a terrible crime. He even calls himself “Black,” though almost certainly that is ... [read more]
- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (October 9, 2015)
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Simon Marshall-Jones' Biblia Longcrofta was published by Tickety Boo Press Ltd in August 2015.
Information about Simon Marshall-Jones:
Simon Marshall-Jones (aka The Tattooed Head) is editor/publisher at award-nominated Spectral Press, Theatrum Mundi, and rEvolution SF, a writer, reviewer, columnist, and blogger: a book lover, of course, but also likes French cheeses and wines rather too much, as well as rum, a collector of vintage commercial vehicle magazines, and is heavily covered in tattoos. He lives with a wife, six cats, six guinea-pigs, five chickens, and two rabbits (but no partridge in a pear tree) somewhere in the Midlands, UK.
Information about Biblia Longcrofta:
Biblia Longcrofta is a series of connected short fiction stories, semi-autobiographical in nature, set in the imaginary town of Longcroft. Although it has no precise geographical location in the 'real' world, nevertheless it is located somewhere on the northern coastline of Britain. It exists contemporaneously and separately in a different time stream from the rest of the world, the reasons for the split lost in the mists of time.
It is no ordinary town, however – here miracles happen on an everyday basis, and the numinous and marvellous sit side-by-side with the banal and mundane. Into this wonderland comes a tattooed stranger called Simeon, a man bored of his old life, but still unsure of what his place in the world is, who he is, and what purpose he has. Through a series of connected incidents, he comes to understand the world around him, and the person he is. Along the way he meets wonders and living myths and, through interacting with them, he finds his true destiny – however, it's not what he was expecting nor what he would have chosen for himself.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (October 8, 2015)
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You have a chance to win a new edition of J. L. Doty's A Choice of Treasons (e-book, published by Open Road Media, October 2015).
This e-book will be given to 5 lucky winners.
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This giveaway ends on October 31st, 2015.
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About the novel
A new edition of J. L. Doty's A Choice of Treasons will be released on October 27, 2015 with a brand new cover. A Choice of Treasons follows York Ballin, a lifer in the Imperial Navy fighting in a war that has lasted for generations. York and his crew are ordered to deliver the princess Aeya to the empress on the planet Dumark. As they do so, the planet is hit with a massive Directorate assault and York saves them just in time... but soon he finds out the empress and Princess Aeya are harboring a secret so great that it threatens both the Empire and the Directorate. Now York must decide between saving them or saving himself - and his only options are a choice of treasons.
On Sale October 27, 2015.
Published by Open Road Media.
- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (October 7, 2015)
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse's Mycroft Holmes was published by Titan Books in September 2015.
Information about the authors:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a huge Holmesian - 7'2" tall, basketball's all-time leading scorer, and a U.S. cultural ambassador. He's written extensively, including What Color is My World (children's), Brothers in Arms (military history), and On the Shoulders of Giants (black history).
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Anna Waterhouse is a professional screenwriter and script consultant.
Information about Mycroft Holmes:
Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. Yet this most British of civil servants has strong ties to the faraway island of Trinidad, the birthplace of his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent, and where his fiancée Georgiana Sutton was raised.
Mycroft's comfortable existence is overturned when Douglas receives troubling reports from home. There are rumors of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Upon hearing the news, Georgiana abruptly departs for Trinidad. Near panic, Mycroft convinces Douglas that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take...
Written by NBA superstar Kareem Abdul- Jabbar and screenwriter Anna Waterhouse, Mycroft Holmes reveals the untold story of Sherlock's older brother. This harrowing adventure changed his life, and set the stage for the man Mycroft would become: founder of the famous Diogenes Club and the hidden power behind the British government.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (September 30, 2015)
- Category: Articles
Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by Seth Skorkowsky.
Seth Skorkowsky is the author of the Valducan urban fantasy series (Dämoren and Hounacier) and the Black Raven fantasy series (Mountain of Daggers and Sea of Quills).
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (September 24, 2015)
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Risingshadow has had the honour of interviewing Terry Grimwood.
Terry Grimwood is the author of numerous short stories and reviews which have appeared in Midnight Street, Bare Bone, Murky Depths, All Hallows, FutureFire and Eibonvale Press's Blind Swimmer anthology among others. He has written and directed plays and runs theEXAGGERATEDpress which started when he published his first collection, The Exaggerated Man. His first full length novel, Bloody War, was published 2011.
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