Defy the darkness. Defend the light.
Drem and his friends flee the battle at Starstone Lake to warn the Order of the Bright Star. They’ve witnessed horrors they’ll never forget, such as magic warping men into beasts. But worst of all, they’ve seen a demon rise from the dead – making it even more powerful. Now Fritha, the demons’ high priestess, is hunting Drem’s party.
Concealed in Forn Forest, Riv struggles to understand her half-breed heritage. She represents the warrior angels’ biggest secret, one which could break their society. And when she’s found by the Ben-Elim’s high captain, he swoops in for the kill.
As demonic forces multiply, they send a mighty war-host to overthrow the angel’s stronghold. This could decimate the fractured Ben-Elim. And their allies in the Order may be too overwhelmed to send aid – with Fritha and her monstrous beasts closing in. Like heroes of old, Drem and the Bright Star’s warriors must battle to save their land. But can the light triumph when the dark is rising?
A Time of Blood is the spectacular follow-up to John Gwynne's A Time of Dread.
Rjurik Davidson's The Library of Forgotten Books will be published by PS Publishing in the summer of 2010.
Rjurik Davidson is probably an unknown writer to several readers, so here's some information about him:
Rjurik Davidson is a freelance writer and editor. Over the years he has worked as a kitchen-hand, salesperson, cook, telemarketer, musician, writer, tutor, activist and lecturer. He has travelled widely, driven the Nullarbor Plain (with the longest stretch of straight road in the world) too many times to remember, and lived in Perth, Los Angeles and Paris. He speaks crippled French with a perfect accent, which causes all sorts of mix-ups. He has bunked with Indonesian democracy activists, travelled overland through Java during rioting, watched David Lynch movies in Berlin, been harassed by the mafia in a Novgorod nightclub. He has written short stories, essays, reviews and screenplays, and has been short-listed for and won a number of awards. He is currently Associate Editor of Overland magazine, and lives in Melbourne.
Rjurik Davidons's blog can be found here.
A REVIEW OF RJURIK DAVIDSON'S THE LIBRARY OF FORGOTTEN BOOKS
Lavie Tidhar's Cloud Permutations is a novella, which will be published by PS Publishing in July 2010.
Lavie Tidhar is the author of The Tel-Aviv Dossier (with Nir Yaniv), HebrewPunk, An Occupation of Angels and The Bookman.
Lavie Tidhar's official website can be found here.
A REVIEW OF LAVIE TIDHAR'S CLOUD PERMUTATIONS
Laird Barron's The Imago Sequence and Other Stories was published in 2007. It's Laird Barron's first short story collection and the winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection.
Here's my short review of Laird Barron's first short story collection. Several people have already written fantastic reviews about this collection, so I don't have anything new to add, but I'll write a short review anyway, because every horror fan should read The Imago Sequence and Other Stories.
A REVIEW OF LAIRD BARRON'S THE IMAGO SEQUENCE AND OTHER STORIES
Risingshadow.net is proud to present an interview with a gifted new fantasy author, Anthony Huso.
Anthony Huso's debut novel, The Last Page, will be published in August 2010 by Tor Books.
Anthony Huso's official website can be found here.
AN INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY HUSO
Anthony Huso is a new fantasy author. His official website can be found here.
His debut fantasy book, The Last Page, will be published in August 2010 by Tor Books.
Here's the official description of The Last Page:
A stunning new voice in fantasy
The city of Isca is set like a dark jewel in the crown of the Duchy of Stonehold. In this sprawling landscape, the monsters one sees are nothing compared to what's living in the city's sewers.
Twenty-three-year-old Caliph Howl is Stonehold's reluctant High King. Thrust onto the throne, Caliph has inherited Stonehold's dirtiest court secrets. He also faces a brewing civil war that he is unprepared to fight. After months alone amid a swirl of gossip and political machinations, the sudden reappearance of his old lover, Sena, is a welcome bit of relief. But Sena has her own legacy to claim: she has been trained from birth by the Shradnae witchocracy – adept in espionage and the art of magical equations writ in blood – and she has been sent to spy on the High King.
Yet there are magics that demand a higher price than blood. Sena secretly plots to unlock the Cisrym Ta, an arcane text whose pages contain the power to destroy worlds. The key to opening the book lies in Caliph's veins, forcing Sena to decide if her obsession for power is greater than her love for Caliph.
Meanwhile, a fleet of airships creeps ever closer to Isca. As the final battle in a devastating civil war looms and the last page of the Cisrym Ta waits to be read, Caliph and Sena must face the deadly consequences of their decisions. And the blood of these conflicts will stain this and other worlds forever.
A REVIEW OF ANTHONY HUSO'S THE LAST PAGE