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by Mark T. Barnes
An uneasy peace has existed since the fall of the Awakened Empire centuries ago. Now the hybrid Avan share the land with the people they once conquered: the star-born humans; the spectral, undead Nomads; and what remains of the Elemental Masters.
With the Empress-in-Shadows an estranged ghost, it is the ancient dynasties of the Great Houses and the Hundred Families that rule. ... [read more]
- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Tuesday, 05 February 2013 6:00 pm)
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Clifford Beal's Gideon's Angel will be published by Solaris Books in February 2013.
Information about Clifford Beal:
Clifford Beal, originally from Providence, Rhode Island, worked for 20 years as an international journalist and is the former editor-in-chief of Jane's Defence Weekly in London. He is the author of Quelch's Gold (Praeger Books, 2007), the true story of a little-known but remarkable early 18th century Anglo-American pirate.
Click here to visit the author official website.
And click here to read a sample of Gideon's Angel.
Information about Gideon's Angel:
1653. The long, bloody English Civil War is at an end. King Charles is dead and Oliver Cromwell rules the land. Richard Treadwell, Royalist, exile, and now soldier for the King of France, burns for revenge on those who deprived him of his family and fortune. He returns to England in secret to assassinate Cromwell.
But his is not the only plot in motion. A secret army run by a deluded Puritan is bent on the same quest, guided by the Devil's hand. When demonic entities are summoned, Treadwell finds his fortunes reversed: he must save Cromwell, or consign England to Hell...
But first he has to conted with a wife he left in Devon who believes she's a widow, a furious Parisian mistress who has trailed him to England, and a young Musketeer named d'Artagnan, sent to drag him back to France. It's a dangerous new Republic, for an old Cavalier coming home.
A REVIEW OF CLIFFORD BEAL'S GIDEON'S ANGELDiscuss this article in the forums (1 replies).
- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Saturday, 26 January 2013 8:51 pm)
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In this guest post the author of The Brotherhood Saga, Kody Boye, tells about creating the world of Minonivna.
Information about Kody Boye
Kody Boye was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. Since his initial publication in the Yellow Mama Webzine in 2007, he has gone on to sell nearly three-dozen stories to various markets. He is the author of the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and The Brotherhood Saga. His fiction has been described as ‘Surreal, beautiful and harrowing’ (Fantastic Horror), while he himself has been heralded as a writer beyond his years (Bitten by Books). He currently lives and writes in the Austin, Texas area.
Click here to visit Kody Boye's official website.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Saturday, 19 January 2013 10:54 am)
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GIVEAWAY: Drachar's Demons (by David and Andrew Burrows)
Three paperback copies of Drachar's Demons (by David and Andrew Burrows) will be given to readers who participate in the giveaway. See conditions below.
In order to participate in the giveaway, all you have to do is:
1) Suggest a new character for a side story to the following excerpt from Drachar's Demons (see newfantasytrilogybydavidburrows.blogspot.co.uk).
2) Ask an interesting or amusing interview question from the authors.
Check out Risingshadow's review of Drachar's Demons at www.risingshadow.net/articles/214-a-review-of-david-and-andrew-burrows-drachar-s-demons.
Three winners will be selected by the consensus between the authors and Risingshadow. Winners from both categories and one runner up will receive the book (the runner up will be selected randomly from all the participants who have submitted a valid character suggestion and an interview question). Winners will be contacted by e-mail.
This giveaway ends at February 28th, 2013.Discuss this article in the forums (2 replies).
- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:20 pm)
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Graham Keeler's Stowaway to the Stars was published by Netherworld Books in September 2012.
Information about the author:
Graham Keeler was born in the UK in Hertfordshire and grew up in neighboring Essex. He studied Physics at Queen Mary College, London, and graduated in 1965 with First Class Honors, continuing to a PhD in 1969. He now lives in Bolton, Lancashire.
As well as being an avid science fiction reader, he has always been fascinated by anything to do with astrophysics and space travel, and applied to be a British candidate for the first American Spacelab mission.
He has written, co-authored and edited seven books on various aspects of microcomputers and the development of physics software simulations. Stowaway to the Stars is his first science fiction novel. Switching to part-time teaching a few years ago gave him the opportunity to develop an idea for a science fiction novel.
Information about Stowaway to the Stars:
Larry is an undercover agent for the Interstellar Exploration Programme, when he stumbles on a covert operation by Zilon, a ruthless member of the Galactic Union. He finds himself framed by the Ziloni and a fugitive from the Union.
Karen is seeking the man responsible for the death of her sister. But one simple case of mistaken identity and a reckless decision suddenly sees her life in turmoil. She discovers that she is a stowaway on Larry's spacecraft and her future is now irrevocably linked to his.
Larry's future looks bleak. His only chance of finding evidence that will clear his name entails a near-suicidal invasion of a Ziloni military base. Karen has no choice but to accompany Larry on his mission, where she is thrown into the strange environment of the Union. Together they face the ultimate test as they battle with the collective might of the Ziloni and the Galactic Union.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Tuesday, 08 January 2013 11:15 pm)
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Karen Azinger's The Poison Priestess was published in November 2012.
Karen Azinger is the author of The Silk & Steel Saga and The Assassin's Tear. Her debut book, The Steel Queen (the first book of The Silk & Steel Saga), was published in 2011.
Click here to visit the author's official website.
Information about The Poison Priestess:
While Kath and her companions chase the Mordant into the far north, the southern kingdoms erupt in Flames. The Lord Raven marches south, unleashing a holy war against Lanverness. Vastly outnumbered by a ruthless enemy, Queen Liandra spins desperate gambits in a dire struggle to save her kingdom.
New alliances and new awakenings hatch deeper levels of intrigue. The Oracle Priestess and the Lord Raven form a tenuous alliance, while deep in the Southern Mountains the Kiralynn monks stir, revealing more than prophecy.
Armies clash, battles rage, and cities fall, as lives, loves and crowns hang in the balance, but swords are not the only way to wage war. Treachery, deceit, assassins, and the power of seduction will face-off against steadfast courage, forgotten magic, and the power of truth. The Poison Priestess is the fourth book in this epic tale of Light versus Dark.
A REVIEW OF KAREN AZINGER'S THE POISON PRIESTESSDiscuss this article in the forums (1 replies).
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