Mark Lawrence's official website can be found here.
Here's the official description of Prince of Thorns from the publisher's website:
"Prince of Thorns is the first volume in a powerful new epic fantasy trilogy, original, absorbing and challenging.
Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother's tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride this broken empire and loot its corpse. They say these are violent times, the end of days when the dead roam and monsters haunt the night. All that's true enough, but there's something worse out there, in the dark. Much worse.
From being a privileged royal child, raised by a loving mother, Jorg Ancrath has become the Prince of Thorns, a charming, immoral boy leading a grim band of outlaws in a series of raids and atrocities. The world is in chaos: violence is rife, nightmares everywhere. Jorg has the ability to master the living and the dead, but there is still one thing that puts a chill in him. Returning to his father's castle Jorg must confront horrors from his childhood and carve himself a future with all hands turned against him.
Mark Lawrence's debut novel tells a tale of blood and treachery, magic and brotherhood and paints a compelling and brutal, and sometimes beautiful, picture of an exceptional boy on his journey toward manhood and the throne."
And here's the review:
A REVIEW OF MARK LAWRENCE'S PRINCE OF THORNS
Redwall author Brian Jacques dies aged 71
A former merchant sailor whose children's books sold millions worldwide has died aged 71.
Brian Jacques' Redwall series of books were translated into 29 languages and sold 20m globally.
He first wrote the series, set in an abbey populated by animals, for children at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool.
The Liverpool-born writer's weekly show, Jakestown, ran on BBC Radio Merseyside for more than 20 years.
He died after a heart attack at the weekend and leaves a wife and two grown up sons.
Joe R. Lansdale is an American author who has written novels and stories in several different genres.
Joe R. Lansdale's Christmas with the Dead is a novella, which was published by PS Publishing.
Joe R. Lansdale's official website can be found here.
A REVIEW OF JOE R. LANSDALE'S CHRISTMAS WITH THE DEAD
Scott Nicholson is an American author, who has written novels, short stories, comics series and screenplays. He's also a freelance editor and journalist.
Scott Nicholson's Transparent Lovers was published by PS Publishing.
Scott Nicholson's official website can be found here.
A REVIEW OF SCOTT NICHOLSON'S TRANSPARENT LOVERS
Martha Wells is the author of five Ile-Rien novels (The Element of Fire, The Death of the Necromancer, The Wizard Hunters, The Ships of Air and The Gate of Gods), City of Bones, Wheel of the Infinite and two Stargate Atlantis novels (Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary and Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement). She has also written short stories and non-fiction articles.
Martha Wells' new book, The Cloud Roads, will be published in March/April 2011 by Night Shade Books.
Here's the official description of The Cloud Roads from the publisher's website:
"The new novel from the author of The Death of the Necromancer
Moon has spent his life hiding what he is – a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again discovered and cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter like himself... someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community.
What this stranger doesn't tell Moon is that his presence will tip the balance of power... that his extraordinary lineage is crucial to the colony's survival... and that his people face extinction at the hands of the dreaded Fell.
Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order to save himself... and his newfound kin."
And here's the review:
A REVIEW OF MARTHA WELLS' THE CLOUD ROADS