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Now available: Helen Lowe’s THE GATHERING OF THE LOST

  “Helen Lowe’s Wall of Night series has the potential to become a classic, right up there with the likes of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire . . . .  Anyone who loves to read fantastic fiction from a true talent should read this series.” — SF Site

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!  Now available in the US (and ANZ from Orbit): the second book in Helen Lowe’s The Wall of Night series. We love this series for its big, ambitious storytelling, effortless prose, and enormous cast of characters — and though technically The Gathering of the Lost is the second in the series, we think you could jump into it here and not be unduly confused.

Want to read a sample? We’ll give you a good 80 pages for free online: The Heir of Night and/or The Gathering of the Lost.

And SF Site isn’t Helen’s only fan:

“Helen Lowe writes wonderful stories, yes, but her work also speaks with lyricism to deeper questions of how we treat each other.  With lovely prose that brings vivid life to her characters, she creates a universe with people we care about. This is an author with a gift for fantasy.” — Nebula Award-winning author Catherine Asaro

“Helen Lowe’s writing moves from strength to strength. Powerful story lines, memorable characters and a vividly imagined world make The Gathering of the Lost a strong follow-up to The Heir of Night.” –Juliet Marillier

The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe is a richly told tale of strange magic, dark treachery and conflicting loyalties, set in a well realized world.” — Robin Hobb

“Lowe’s first novel, a series opener, calls to mind the inchoate evil of Barbara Hambly’s classic Darwath Trilogy and reinvigorates the epic fantasy with appealing characters and a richly detailed world.” — Library Journal

“Lowe is…adept at evoking atmosphere, and one of the strongest images in the book is of the brooding stone keep, new construction encircling the old and cursed, guarding a great rift between worlds. Lowe manages to make the place feel close and massive, hunched against the weight of torchlit centuries. In addition, I liked her psychically linked Heralds, and the Earl and his daughter’s prickly relationship–it seemed to me just right as a portrayal of a family that feels great duty to one another while barely knowing each other.” — Realms of Fantasy

For more about Helen check out her blog or follow her on twitter

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Vote now in the David Gemmell Awards!

For the last three years, the David Gemmell awards have ‘celebrated the history and cultural importance of Fantasy literature’ to ‘appreciate & reward excellence in the field.’ The polls are open for the 2012 David Gemmell awards and we hope you have been voting. If you haven’t though, THERE IS STILL TIME!

The Legend Award celebrates the book voted best release of the year. The winner is presented with a unique, scale model of Snaga (the legendary axe of Druss the Legend) from Raven Armoury. The blades of the axe are even laser-etched with the winner’s name & novel.

Voyager is proud to have four superb books on the longlist for the Legend award, including George RR Martin’s award-winning A Dance of Dragons, Raymond E. Feist’s epic A Kingdom Besieged, Blake Charlton’s enthralling Spellbound, and Sara Douglas’s haunting Devil’s Diadem.

The Morningstar Award is to celebrate the newcomers to the fantasy genre, whose first book published in English will fight it out amongst the other young bloods to be crowned the fans undisputed New Blood Fantasy Champion.

Mark Lawrence’s dark, relentless debut, Prince of Thorns, is deservedly in the running.

Congratulations to all our authors who have made it this far! Winners will be announced on 15th June 2012 at the awards ceremony at London’s Magic Circle.

Polls close on the 31st of March, so there’s still time to visit http://www.gemmellaward.com/ and show support for the authors you love!

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Drew Magary up for the Arthur C. Clarke Award

“You got me. I don’t want to die. I’m terrified of death. I fear there’s nothing beyond it and that this existence is the only one I’ll ever possess. That’s why I’m here.”

So says John Farrell, protagonist of The End Specialist, the debut sci-fi novel by our own Drew Magary which asks the brilliantly simple question – What if there was a cure for ageing?

The year is 2019. Humanity has witnessed its greatest scientific breakthrough yet: the cure for ageing. Three injections and you’re immortal – or at least, you’ll never have to fear death by old age.

For John Farrell, documenting the cataclysmic shifts to life after the cure becomes an obsession. Cure parties, cycle marriages, immortal livestock: the world is revelling in the miracles of eternal youth. But immortality has a sinister price, and when a pro-death terrorist explosion kills his newly-cured best friend, John soon realizes that even in a world without natural death, there is always something to fear.

Drew Magary is a leading voice at the outsider US sports blogs Deadspin and Kissing Suzy Kolber. His writing is fresh, darkly comic, and critically poignant – a potent combination that’s deservedly put Drew in the running for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award.

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is given for the best science fiction novel published in the UK during the previous year. Established with a grant from the legendary Arthur C. Clarke himself, the awards have been running since 1987.

In recent years, the award has been presented on the opening night of the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival – so best of luck to Drew and congratulations for making the shortlist!

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A PERFECT BLOOD

Amazon’s not shipping A PERFECT BLOOD given stock issues, but until that’s cleared up, never fear–you can still find the newest bestselling Hollows adventure at B&N, Indiebound, Hastings, Books-a-Million and more!

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780061957895

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-perfect-blood-kim-harrison/1103601412?ean=9780061957895&itm=1&usri=a+perfect+blood

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Perfect-Blood/Kim-Harrison/9780061957895?id=5315770113060

http://www.gohastings.com/product/BOOK/A-Perfect-Blood/sku/284438189.uts

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Check out Kim Harrison’s A PERFECT BLOOD Audiobook & Ebook News!

Our excitement for Kim Harrison’s new novel A PERFECT BLOOD continues! Listen to an excerpt, and we bet you’ll be hooked.

 

And if you’re an ebook reader, you don’t want to miss your chance to get the ebook of DEAD WITCH WALKING for only $0.99 as the Nook Spotlight deal at Barnes & Noble!

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Raymond E. Feist’s new novel, A CROWN IMPERILED, on sale today!

Thirty years ago, Raymond E, Feist wrote his first novel, Magician—a story about an orphan boy named Pug who travels to a place known as the Kingdom of the Isles to study wizardry from the Master Magician Kulgan—that set him on a long bestselling track. Now after 28 books (authored and co-authored) we are in the midst of the final Riftwar, an epic series of battles between Good and Evil that have ravaged the land of Midkemia for generations.

Pug—now the greatest magician of all time—faces an evil so grave that entire armies of demons are terrified by it, and in order to save Midkemia and preserve the honor of the legions of heroes who have died defending the land, Pug must risk more than he ever imagined…

Start reading A CROWN IMPERILED now: Prologue

 

Voyager UK |

The Lions of Al-Rassan – hear them roar…again

 A new edition of Guy Gavriel Kay’s rich fantasy epic, The Lions of Al-Rassan, will be released with a gorgeous new paperback cover design on March 15th.

Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, a deeply compelling story of love, adventure, divided loyalties, and what happens when beliefs begin to remake – or destroy – a world.

The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan – poet, diplomat, soldier – until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever.

Meanwhile, in the north, the conquered Jaddites’ most celebrated – and feared – military leader, Rodrigo Belmonte, driven into exile, leads his mercenary company south.

In the dangerous lands of Al-Rassan, these two men from different worlds meet and serve – for a time – the same master. Sharing their interwoven fate – and increasingly torn by her feelings – is Jehane, the accomplished court physician, whose own skills play an increasing role as Al-Rassan is swept to the brink of holy war, and beyond.

If you want to delve into the fascinating real history that inspired The Lions of Al-Rassan, Guy Gavriel Kay wrote a great article called ‘Home and Away’, which explores the events and characters he brings to life. Finally, treat your ears to a haunting piece of music inspired by the novel – “Painted Feet (On Ochre Sand)” by Martin Springett.

Buy what Locus calls ‘A magnificent, deeply moving book’ from all good bookstores and the following online retailers:

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BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES galley giveaway!

Joseph Nassise’s BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES, Book One in his zombie steampunk alternate history series THE GREAT UNDEAD WAR, is out on May 1st, but email us for a chance to win an early galley edition and send us a review!

Please email “eosbooks AT harpercollins DOT com” with your mailing address and tell us why you should be one of the lucky reviewers.

Here’s just some of the loving praise the book has received so far:

“Nassise (the Jeremiah Hunt Chronicles) fills the adrenaline-fueled first installment of the Great Undead War saga with an audacious mix of military fiction, steampunk, and zombies. In an alternate WWI, Michael “Madman” Burke, a veteran American soldier with an artificial “clockwork” arm, is assigned to go deep behind enemy lines and rescue a famous Allied pilot who has been shot down by the Germans. Burke and his team must maneuver through territory inhabited by shamblers—Kaiser Wilhelm’s undead troops—and more than a few walking dead monstrosities recently developed by Germany’s scientific brain trust. Relentless pacing, nonstop action, and improbable but nifty-sounding military gadgetry (portable personal gliding devices, magnetism grenades) power an unremittingly entertaining story line that with broad appeal for history buffs, horror aficionados, and fans of steampunk.

- Publishers Weekly

 

“Joseph Nassise’s By the Blood of Heroes is that rarest of books, a genuine game-changer.  This book, this whole series, in fact, is a vital leap forward for the zombie genre.  Nassise has not only proven his mastery of the zombie essentials, the sense of adventure and the horror of a world gone mad that form the core of the best zombie fiction, but he has done it with such jaw-dropping inventiveness that he’s given the whole genre a new starting point.  I would argue Joseph Nassise the most important thing to happen to zombies since Max Brooks, and that’s no hyperbole.  He’s really that good.  Do yourself a favor and get in on the ground floor with this series, because Madman Burke and his crew are about to take you to hell and back.”

- Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Flesh Eaters

 

“BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES is a genre-twisting madhouse of horror, Steampunk SF and zombie madness that is too damn much fun to miss! Buckle up…this is a wild ride!”

- Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Flesh & Bone

 

“Joe Nassise delivers one amazing alternative history adventure in By the Blood of Heroes.  Set amid the Great Undead War, the action creeps through the dank and sinister trenches where shambling terrors await.  The pacing is fierce and as unrelenting as the undead themselves and Nassise is firing on full-auto – a tour-de-force of adrenaline-drenched mayhem.  Cool steampunk gadgetry adds another exciting facet to this new series of thrillers.  Don’t miss it!”
                                                                                                                         – Jon F. Merz, author of the Shadow Warrior and Lawson Vampire series

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Game of Swag

You win or you die….. of envy!

As you can see, we’ve put together a treasure haul fit for the king of the Iron Throne. Not only is our branded canvas bag stuffed full of all the Song of Ice and Fire titles we have out so far (including A Dance with Dragons) in our gorgeous new jacket designs, we’re also including an exclusive advance copy of the first Game of Thrones graphic novel, and a beautifully atmospheric poster map of Westeros! Never say we don’t spoil you.

Unlike the Iron Bank of Braavos, we won’t charge you a penny. Instead, we want you to get into costume. Cloaks, crowns, armour, warpaint – whatever you can get your hands on. Dress up as your favourite Game of Thrones character, however obscure, and email us your pictures. Group photos are definitely encouraged, and the most accurate or extravagant costume(s) gets the bag of loot.

All photos should go to thevoyager@harpercollins.co.uk with ‘Game of Swag’ in the title.

Entries must be in by April 12th, and from UK residents only, when we’ll announce the winner and post our favourite costumes on the blog and our twitter feed.

If you don’t win, fear not – we’ll be putting up more Game of Thrones competitions on the blog with equally exciting prizes – so watch this space!

Comp time extended!