A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man’s journey to find his destiny.
Aren has lived by the rules all his life. He’s never questioned it; that’s just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend Cade are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to work until they drop. Unless they can somehow break free...
But what lies beyond the prison walls is more terrifying still. Rescued by a man who hates him yet is oath-bound to protect him, pursued by inhuman forces, Aren slowly accepts that everything he knew about his world was a lie. The rules are not there to protect him, or his people, but to enslave them. A revolution is brewing, and Aren is being drawn into it, whether he likes it or not.
The key to the revolution is the Ember Blade. The sword of kings, the Excalibur of his people. Only with the Ember Blade in hand can their people be inspired to rise up... but it’s locked in an impenetrable vault in the most heavily guarded fortress in the land. All they have to do now is steal it...
Designed to return to classic fantasy adventures and values, from a modern perspective, this is a fast-moving coming-of-age trilogy featuring a strong cast of diverse characters, brilliant set-pieces and a powerful character and plot driven story.
Mythopoeic Awards - 2009
Announcements: Finalists (May 27, 2009)
Source: Mythopoeic Society
The Very Best of Gene Wolfe is a new short story collection by Gene Wolfe. It will be published by PS Publishing during the summer of 2009. This book was originally published by Tor Books as The Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction. This limited edition contains one additional story, "Christmas Inn".
Risingshadow.net has had an opportunity to read The Very Best of Gene Wolfe in advance before its publication, so here's our review.
A REVIEW OF THE VERY BEST OF GENE WOLFE
Alex Irvine's Mystery Hill is a science fiction novella from PS Publishing. Risingshadow.net has had an opportunity to read this novella, so we'll publish our review here.
A REVIEW OF ALEX IRVINE'S MYSTERY HILL
Lynn Flewelling is an American fantasy author, who has written two successful fantasy series, Nightrunner series and The Tamír Triad.
Risingshadow.net has had the honour of interviewing Lynn Flewelling.
AN INTERVIEW WITH LYNN FLEWELLING