The eagerly awaited sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance, from an epic fantasy author at the top of his game
In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, the War of Reckoning comes to a sudden and destructive close as a new, far greater threat appears on the field of battle, kindled by the deadly Everstorm.
Dalinar and the Alethi forces take refuge in the legendary tower city of Urithiru, once home to the lost Knights Radiant. There, he and the newly raised Radiants must explore the mysteries of the legendary city to understand and train their powers. In doing so they must also face long-lost truths that could upend everything they think they know.
Humanity faces a new Desolation, and with the return of the Voidbringers, an enemy as great in number as in their thirst for vengeance, the world of Roshar will never be the same. Unless the nations unite behind Dalinar, putting aside his blood-soaked past, even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.
Risingshadow has had the honour of interviewing Michael Fiegel.
Michael Fiegel is a writer and game designer known in Internet circles as the creator of the satiric website Ninja Burger. He has written in both the pen-and-paper and computer game industries on award-winning and acclaimed titles such as Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising and Hellas: Worlds of Sun & Stone. His nonfiction humor book, Ninja Burger: Honorable Employee Handbook, was published in 2006.
Michael's first novel, Blackbird, is a literary thriller was released on November 14, 2017. Learn more about Blackbird and read an excerpt at https://www.ibelieveincondiments.com/
AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL FIEGEL
Ian C. Esslemont's Deadhouse Landing will be published by Penguin Random House (Bantam Press) in the UK in November 2017.
Information about Ian C. Esslemont:
Ian C. Esslemont was born in Brandon, Manitoba, but grew up in Winnipeg. He has studied archaeology and creative writing, has traveled extensively in southeast Asia, and lived in Thailand and Japan for several years. He now lives in Alaska with his wife and children and is currently working on another novel set in the world of Malaz, a world he co-created with Steven Erikson.
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Information about Deadhouse Landing:
Returning readers to the turbulent early history of what would become the Malazan Empire, the second chapter in Ian C. Esslemont's thrilling new epic fantasy sequence...
After the disappointments of Li Heng, Dancer and Kellanved wash up on a small insignificant island named Malaz. Immediately, of course, Kellanved plans to take it over. To do so they join forces with a small band of Napans who have fled a civil war on their own home island. The plan, however, soon goes awry as Kellanved develops a strange and dangerous fascination for a mysterious ancient structure found on the island.
The chaos in the region extends to the metaphysical planes also as a young priest of D'rek starts to question the rot at the heart of the worship of the god of decay. And back in Li Heng, Dassem, now the proclaimed Sword of Hood, finds himself being blamed for a plague which leads him to a crisis of faith - and searching for answers.
During all this, war with the neighbouring island of Nap threatens, recruited allies wonder at Kellanved’s sanity, and powerful entities take more of an interest in the little mage from Dal Hon. Dancer faces a hard choice: should he give up on his partnership? Especially when the fellow’s obsession with shadows and ancient artefacts brings the both of them alarmingly close to death and destruction.
After all, who in his right mind would actually wish to enter an Elder mystery known to everyone as the 'Deadhouse'?
A REVIEW OF IAN C. ESSLEMONT'S DEADHOUSE LANDING
Tarn Richardson's The Risen was published in May 2017.
Information about Tarn Richardson:
Consisting of The Hunted (free prequel novella), The Damned (2015), The Fallen (2016) and The Risen (2017), The Darkest Hand trilogy unleashes the flawed but brilliant Inquisitor Poldek Tacit upon a Europe engulfed by the First World War. The Damned was one of the book depository's 'Books of 2015'.
Having grown up in Somerset, he now lives in Salisbury with his wife, the portraiture artist Caroline Richardson.
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Information about The Risen:
1917. As war and revolution consume the world, the End Times have arrived. With the apocalypse imminent, the world needs a hero to push back this tide of darkness and save all from the return of the Antichrist. But where is Poldek Tacit, the only Inquisitor able to compete against such daunting odds? Old allies unite in a desperate race to unmask and stop the Antichrist before he can assume dominion over all lands and nations, while the Darkest Hand squeezes any remaining hope from those who wish to find an end to the war which has already claimed countless lives. The final chapter in The Darkest Hand trilogy serves up a fitting, fast-paced and action-packed finale to this epic work of dark fiction, where long-buried secrets within the vaults of the Vatican are unveiled and mankind's hopes of redemption from the forces of evil hang by a single, precarious thread.
A REVIEW OF TARN RICHARDSON'S THE RISEN
Nightscript: Volume III (edited by C.M. Muller) was published in September/October 2017.
Information about C.M. Muller:
C.M. Muller lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and two sons - and, of course, all those quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore. He is related to the Norwegian writer Jonas Lie and draws much inspiration from that scrivener of old. His tales have appeared in Shadows & Tall Trees, Supernatural Tales, and Weirdbook.
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Information about Nightscript: Volume III:
An annual anthology of strange and darksome tales by twenty-three of the finest contemporary scribes. Simon Strantzas, Rowley Amato, Malcolm Devlin, M.K. Anderson, Charles Wilkinson, Daniel Braum, Christi Nogle, David Peak, Clint Smith, Amar Benchikha, Cory Cone, Inna Effress, Christian Riley, Adam Golaski, Jessica Phelps, Stephen J. Clark, Armel Dagorn, James Everington, Rebecca J. Allred, John Howard, David Surface, Julia Rust, M.R. Cosby.
A REVIEW OF NIGHTSCRIPT: VOLUME III (EDITED BY C.M. MULLER)
Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by Christopher Charman.
About Christopher Charman:
When he isn’t selling houses as a real estate broker or playing jazz, Christopher Charman is writing. His undergraduate degree in Egyptian Archeology from UC Berkeley led inevitably to a 20+ year career in technical support and information technology, but Chris returned to a state of grace and sanity by completing his MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University in 2013. He has black belts in two Japanese martial arts and is a founding practitioner of Nanatokan Aikijujutsu. Chris lives in Santa Cruz with his partner, two sons and dog, who is extremely expressive but unfortunately does not use words. Alex and Dog Go Hunting is his first published novel.
About Alex & Dog Go Hunting:
Alex doesn't have much to her name despite her knack for thieving and her passionate love of Veronica. When Alex is arrested and her relationship with Veronica shattered, she has only one way to clear her name and avoid life in prison.
Years later, and now an asset of the US government, Alex has been transformed into a Special Ops assassin, and she has the engineered genes to prove it. Fighting her way through every blacklisted mission possible, and loving every minute of it, it isn't until she's de-listed and on the streets that she meets David, a genetic whiz, who suspects there's a flaw hidden in her new and improved DNA - a flaw that may prove fatal.
Forging an uncanny relationship with Dog, a canine with incredible abilities, Alex learns that there are more dark rooms filled with government conspiracies than even she knew existed. As they dodge a desperate military, Alex realizes she'll have to face one of her worst battles yet: one of the heart.
Alex and Dog Go Hunting joins the ranks of such female-kicking-butt offerings as La Femme Nikita, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Wanted and adds a bit of Alias and Aeon Flux. It's Christopher Charman's debut novel.
GUEST POST: What's Your Process? by Christopher Charman