Port of Shadows falls between Book 1 and 2 in the series.
Years into a campaign against the rebels who have rallied behind the White Rose have left the Company jaded and the Lady seems to have taken particular interest in Croaker since his stay in the Tower hasn't exactly made his life easier.
The Limper is up to his old tricks and is doing everything within his power to separate Croaker and the Black Company from The Lady's favor.
Croaker finds his fate tied to a new Taken. One claiming to be something impossible but feels uncomfortably familiar. It's going to take all of Croaker's cunning to insure that the plans of The Lady and her "loyal" Taken don't destroy the company once and for all.
Brendan Connell is a probably relatively unknown author to several readers, so here's some information about him.
Brendan Connell's fiction has been published in several places. He is the author of The Translation of Father Torturo (2005) and Dr. Black and the Guerrillia (2005). His new book, Metrophilias (2010), was published by Better Non Sequitur Press.
More information about Brendan Connell can be found here.
A REVIEW OF BRENDAN CONNELL'S METROPHILIAS
A REVIEW OF STEPHEN KING'S ONE FOR THE ROAD
One for the Road is a vampire short story. It's a sequel to the novel 'Salem's Lot (1975). It can be found in the short story collection Night Shift (1978) and also in the illustrated edition of 'Salem's Lot (2005).
PS Publishing published an illustrated edition of One for the Road in March 2010.
Laird Barron is an American dark fantasy and horror writer. He is the author of The Imago Sequence and Other Stories. He's currently working on a novel, The Croning, which will be published in 2011. His official website can be found here.
Laird Barron's second collection, Occultation and Other Stories, will be published in May 2010 by Night Shade Books. Here's Risingshadow.net's review of this collection:
A REVIEW OF LAIRD BARRON'S OCCULTATION AND OTHER STORIES
2010 Hugo Award nominees are:
The six titles on the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist have been announced: