The world is dying.
The Sunset Lands are broken, torn apart by a war of ideology paid for with the lives of the peasants. Drought holds the east as famine ravages the farmlands. In the west, borders slam shut in the face of waves of refugees, dooming all of those trying to flee to slow starvation, or a future in forced labor camps. There is no salvation.
In the city of Lord’s Reach, Seraphina, a slave with unique talents, sets in motion a series of events that will change everything. In a fight for the soul of the nation, everyone is a player. But something ominous is calling people to Lord’s Reach and the very nature of magic itself is changing. Paths will converge, the battle for the Sunset Lands has shifted, and now humanity itself is at stake.
First, you must break before you can become.
Ramsey Campbell's Creatures of the Pool is a mystery/horror book, which will be published by PS Publishing. Risingshadow.net has had an opportunity to read this book in advance, so we'll publish our review here.
A REVIEW OF RAMSEY CAMPBELL'S CREATURES OF THE POOL
The 2009 Hugo Award winners are:
And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): David Anthony Durham.
More info: The Hugo Awards
A REVIEW OF PATRICK O'LEARY'S THE BLACK HEART
Carol Berg is an American fantasy author, who has written three fantasy series (The Rai-Kirah series, The Bridge of D'Arnath series and The Lighthouse Duet) and one standalone fantasy book (Song of the Beast). She is the winner of the 2009 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, the Prism Award, the Geffen Award and the Colorado Book Award.
Risingshadow.net has had the honour of interviewing Carol Berg. You can read the interview here:
AN INTERVIEW WITH CAROL BERG
The Mythopoeic Society has announced the winners for the 2009 Mythopoeic Awards.
The winners of the fantasy awards are:
Source: Mythopoeic Society