Book II of The Unwritten Words series
In The Unwritten Words, Christopher Nuttall’s story-telling mastery weaves a new epic which follows on from his bestselling Bookworm series and is set in that same world.
After the campaign in the Summer Isle, Isabella rides out the winter storms by studying the godly magic under Mother Lembu, in the process learning about the origins of the old gods.
Crown Prince Reginald receives word that his father the King is ill and his sister Princess Sofia, acting as regent, is imposing a regime that is strangely similar to what had been happening on the Summer Isle – nobles killed, temples smashed, enforced public worship of old gods. Concerned that his family, and indeed his homeland, are in danger, Reginald is determined to return home. But the storms are still raging with what appears to be unnatural force, making any attempt to return to Andalusia too risky for the Prince and his men... unless Isabella can somehow use the new rituals she has learnt to placate the powers behind the storms and navigate the fleet safely home to face whatever has taken control of the kingdom.
The Ancient Lie is the second book in The Unwritten Words series.
Joshua Palmatier is an American fantasy author, who has written the Throne of Amenkor trilogy.
Risingshadow.net has had the honour of interviewing Joshua Palmatier.
AN INTERVIEW WITH JOSHUA PALMATIER
Beth Bernobich's Ars Memoriae was published by PS Publishing in October. Ars Memoriae is an alternate history novella. Here's Risingshadow.net's review of this novella.
A REVIEW OF BETH BERNOBICH'S ARS MEMORIAE
The 2009 World Fantasy Award winners are:
Terry Lamsley's R.I.P. and Rio Youers' Old Man Scratch were published in September. Both novellas are horror stories. Risingshadow.net has had an opportunity to read them, so here's our review of them.
A REVIEW OF TWO HORROR NOVELLAS
The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2009 are:
Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award)
Memoirs of a Master Forger, by William Heaney, aka Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
The Reach of Children, by Tim Lebbon (Humdrumming)