Monthly Archives: November 2014

Queen of Fire – US Cover Reveal

The US cover for Queen of Fire seems to be percolating out through various places today so I thought I’d go ahead and share it. Heartfelt thanks to everyone at Ace for their hard work on this. Blurb on the Amazon pre-order page.

Queen of Fire cover


Last 30 days Book Recommendations

My (seemingly endless) mission to recommend a book a day until Christmas continues. Listed below are the last 30 days books recommendations originally made via Twitter with links to my Goodreads reviews, enjoy:

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/245224756

The Complete Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1087239032

The 13th Valley by John M. Del Vecchio https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1087970525

Sandman vol 1 – Neil Gaiman https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1088859511

The Middle Kingdom (Chung Kuo #1) by David Wingrove https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1089546717

Famous Monsters by Kim Newman https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1090388401

Waylander by David Gemmell https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/245222398

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/717368757

I am Legend by Richard Matheson https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1092021510

Chickenhawk by Robert Mason https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1092022266

The Terror by Dan Simmons https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1092023174

The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1095151043

Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/245222508

Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1096628137

The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1097568544

Bomber Command by Max Hastings https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1098909928

William Blake: The Complete Writings https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1099401682

1812: Napoeleon’s Fatal March on Moscow by Adam Zamoyski https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1100658699

Legend by David Gemmell https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1101413088

The Alienist by Caleb Carr https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/245225119

Promise of Blood by Brian McLellan https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1103023376

Count Zero by William Gibson https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/245223685

White Jazz by James Ellroy https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/987381207

The Queen of Bedlam by Robert R. McCammon https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1106115032

The Hell of it All by Charlie Brooker https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/403903373

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1107595048

The Smoke by Tom Barling https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1108498517

First Light by Geoffrey Wellum https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1109452637

The Black Death by Philip Ziegler https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1110232363

I, Partridge by Steve Coogan et al https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1111065964


Queen of Fire – Pre-order Pages

Pre-order pages for Queen of Fire are now active on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and iBooks. The UK release date is 2nd July 2015 followed by the US release on the 7th. No covers yet, and the blurb for the UK version hasn’t gone up. Also, no page as yet for the UK Kindle version as far as I can tell. Anyway, happy pre-ordering. I’ll update the links on the Books page when the covers appear.


and ‘Blood Song’ in Czech is…

Píseň krve. To be released on 27th November and available for pre-order now from: http://www.palmknihy.cz/pisen-krve.html

Blood Song Czech cover


Tower Lord – Semi-finalist in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate Tower Lord for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2014 in the fantasy category. The awards have now reached the semi-final round and I was surprised to find Tower Lord had been included as it didn’t originally appear in the list of nominations, and has only made it this far because enough people submitted ‘write-in votes’ to ensure its inclusion. The support and encouragement I have received from readers since beginning this whole journey a few years ago has been one of its most rewarding aspects. So, even if Tower Lord doesn’t advance any further in the awards, I already feel like I won something special.

Voting in the semi-final round closes on November 15, with the top 10 books in each category advancing to the next stage. Please take the time to drop by and cast a vote for the book of your choice: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2014

 

tower-lord-cover goodreads award