Music From The Stone

When I was researching Jack of Ravens, I spent a lot of time at the hugely atmospheric Iron Age (and probably much earlier) settlement of Carn Euny in Cornwall.  There’s a long sequence at the start of that book set when the village was still vibrant.  As long time readers will recall, it plays a crucial part in the wider story of the Age of Misrule.

Now Cornish band Kemper Norton have recorded a mini-album, Carn, based around field recordings at the location.  The heart of the music lies in the mysterious fogou, a stone tunnel running under the settlement.  There are only around fifteen known fogous and no one is quite sure of their purpose – simple storage, refuge in time of attack or a ritual site.  I’d recommend visiting – the atmosphere in the fogou is intense.

And Kemper Norton capture that haunting feel in this music.  You can download it for £4 or take a listen here.

Get A Green Man For Your Wall

Love the cover of the US edition of World’s End by John Picacio?  Put your hand in your pocket…

John is launching a Kickstarter campaign to produce a 2013 calendar featuring some of his breathtaking art – including this cover.  It’s going to be a truly lovely work, and there will be signed prints and other incentives for those who fancy stumping up a little bit of cash.  The target is $12,000 and you can be a part of it here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1143812835/the-2013-john-picacio-calendar

Yes, I *know* the world is coming to an end in December.  But just in case we all somehow make it through to New Year, you will surely need a 2013 calendar…with a page dedicated to World’s End…

New Site, New Age

Here’s the new website.  It’s only been, what, three years in the coming…

I needed to pull together the old information site at the .net address and the Jack of Ravens blog, and hopefully keep it up-to-the-minute – particularly as there’s a lot happening in the near future, including the ‘lost’ books, novellas and short stories being made available in e-book format.

Any comments or suggestions for changes and improvements will all be appreciated.