Here’s the great cover to the French version of Lord of Silence, published by Eclipse on September 23:
The artist is Jean-Sébastien Rossbach.
A nice Lord of Silence review from Robert William Berg.
A quick heads up to anyone thinking of purchasing Lord of Silence, which has been getting some very nice reviews – don’t wait too long.
The publisher, Solaris, is up for sale, and even if the company is bought, the new owners don’t have the rights to Lord of Silence. Though I haven’t seen any figures, I have a sneaking suspicion the initial print run won’t have been huge as Solaris won’t want any spare books sitting in the warehouse when the new owners come in or the doors shut for good.
I’ve already had reports of quick sell-outs in US book stores. I don’t know how many books are left, but it’s worth stressing that – in the immediate future – this book won’t be permanently available like Age of Misrule.
Back from two weeks exploring Dorset – some research, some chilling – plus a visit to see a priapic man. It may take a few days to get back up to speed as I work through the inbox.
But while I was away top blogger and reviewer Graeme Flory did a nice review of Lord of Silence. Hope it whets your appetite.
I’ve carried out a longish interview at the Fantasy Book Critic site, ostensibly about Lord of Silence, The Silver Skull and Age of Misrule, but also taking in some personal and writerly stuff too.
You can find an extract from Lord of Silence here.
And you can order it to the right of this page if it piques your interest.
I’ll be signing copies of Lord of Silence and Destroyer of Worlds at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, on July 9 between 6-7pm.
You can also meet fellow author James Lovegrove, who will be signing copies of his new Solaris novel, The Age of Ra, same time, same place.
It’ll probably be the only signing I do for both of these books, so if you really want me to scribble all over your prized copy, come along.
The Solaris SF/F imprint has been put up for sale by its owner, Games Workshop. Solaris is publishing Lord of Silence in July, and I’m told that publication will still go ahead, as will every book announced up to early 2010.
Here’s a first look at the cover for Lord of Silence, my fantasy novel coming from Solaris on August 3.
It’s by John Picacio, who has also completed the art for the US editions of the Age of Misrule sequence. Solaris describe it as “a rip-roaring, carcass-surfing (yes,really!) fantasy” which definitely captures the flavour. The blurb: “Vidar is a man tormented – by a lost memory and a vampiric jewel that demands the life energy of others. Now, with a killer loose within his home city, Vidar must solve a three thousand year old religious mystery to unlock the terrifying secrets of his own past.”
You can pre-order the UK version from Amazon here or from your favourite bricks and mortar bookshop.
Or you can pre-order the US version here.
The edits on Destroyer of Worlds: Book Three of Kingdom of the Serpent for Gollancz and The Lord of Silence for Solaris have been completed. The books are both on course for their August 2009 publication dates.
Still waiting for the cover of the Solaris book by John Picacio. I’ll post it here as soon as I have a version.