Hounds of Avalon Review

“Each successive volume I read makes me fall further and further in love with Chadbourn’s overall vision, an immense narrative tapestry that utilizes countless mythologies, folk tales, legends, philosophies in what is in many ways a complex reimagining of the fantasy epic for the new millennium, built not only on extremely intelligent uses of well known and lesser known gods and tropes but even more importantly, on ideas“.

From the ever-perceptive Robert William Berg at Rob Will Review.

Plus Another favourable review of World’s End from Justin at fantasyliterature.com.

The Dark Age Is Back

Every week I get a bundle of emails asking how to get hold of the out of print The Dark Age titles. From May 2010, I get some respite when Pyr publishes new editions, with a new essay from me about how these three books tie into the “trilogy of trilogies”.

There are three new covers from artist John Picacio too, who did the US Age of Misrule covers. The ones on Amazon are roughs. I’ll post the final ones here when they’re available.

And if you would like to pre-order…:

The Devil in Green

The Queen of Sinister

The Hounds of Avalon

The Dark Age Goes To America

I’ve just signed contracts with Pyr to publish the three books of The Dark Age sequence – The Devil in Green, The Queen of Sinister and The Hounds of Avalon – in the US. They are scheduled to appear across three months in early 2010.

The Dark Age is a continuation of the story begun in Age of Misrule, which Pyr is publishing in May, June, and July this year. As UK readers know, this is all part of a sprawling nine-book sequence – a mosaic of interlocking trilogies – which tell a story spanning two thousand years of human history, dealing with the mythologies of several world religions, and set in this world, the Otherworld, and the world beyond death. Yes, it’s a big story.

I’ll also be writing a new essay as an introduction to detail how The Dark Age fits into the wider story started in Age of Misrule. Some UK readers were a little baffled originally and thought it was a completely different story. Wouldn’t want that happening again.