The audiobook version of Blood Song will be released on 2nd July to correspond with publication of the hardcover and can be pre-ordered at audible.com: http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_5?asin=B00DLI07C4&qid=1372599621&sr=1-5
Many thanks to the excellent Steven Brand for his sublime vocals which are a perfect match for Vaelin’s story. His bio reads thusly:
“Steven Brand is a Scottish actor. He made his American screen debut in Universal’s The Scorpion King as Memnon, arch nemesis of Mathayus, played by The Rock. Following the success of his debut, Brand’s work has included the HBO series The Mind of the Married Man, Stephen King’s The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, CSI, Human Target and more recently starring in the movies Treasure Raiders with David Carradine, Say It in Russian with Faye Dunaway, and XII. Anime fans also know him as the voice of Alexander Anderson from the anime and OVA of Hellsing, as well as the voice of Richard Hellsing in the OVA.”
Thanks to the good folks at Orbit UK for hosting my guest post on David Gemmell and the Depiction of the Hero.
A fond farewell to Iain M. Banks, possibly the finest prose writer ever to grace the pages of science fiction. And also goodbye to his long term collaborator Iain Banks, who injected a much needed narrative drive and energy into mainstream literature. I wish I’d met them both.