Don't see me around here much do you? That's because that lovely Michael Molcher usually handles this side of things, but presently he swanning around with his comic friends in Chicago. It is actually work to be fair, but that doesn't stop me from being a tiny bit jealous. Anyway, while Michael is away, I thought I'd share some lovely upcoming books with you to whet your appetite for what you can expect from us later in the year:
Dream London - Tony Ballantyne
Cover by Joey Hi-Fi
Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He's adored by women, respceted by men and feared by his enemies. He's the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it.
But in Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. The towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. There are people sailing in from new lands down the river, new criminals emerging in the East End and a path spiraling down to another world.
Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be.
King Rolen's Kin - King Breaker by Rowena Cory Daniells
Cover by Clint Langley
The conclusion to the hugely popular King Rolen's Kin series!
The story of Bryon, Fyn and Piro picks up immediately where the cliff-hanging ending of The Usurper left off.
When Cobalt stole the Rolencian throne, Bryen, Fyn and Piro were lucky to escape with their lives; now they've rallied, and will set out to avenge their parents' murder.
Bryen is driven to defeat Cobalt and reclaim the crown, but at what cost? Fyn has sworn to serve Byren's interests but his loyalty is tested when he realises he loves Byren's betrothed. And Piro never wanted to win a throne, but now she holds the fate of a people in her hands.
The Waking That Kills by Stephen Gregory
Cover by Nicolas Delort
The ghosts that haunt us are not always strangers
When his elderly father suffers a stroke, Christopher Beale returns to England. He has no home, no other family. Adrift, he answers an advert for a live-in tutor for a teenage boy. The boy is Lawrence Lundy, who possesses the spirit of his father, a military pilot - missing, presumed dead. Unable to accept that his father his gone, Lawrence keeps his presence alive, in the big old house, in the overgrown garden.
His mother, Juliet, a few, scatty widow living on her nerves, keeps the boy at home, away from her other children, away from the world. And in the suffocating heat of a long summer, she too is infected by the madness of her son. Christopher Beale becomes entangled in a strange household... enmeshed in the oddness of the boy and his fragile mother. Only by forcing the boy to release the spirit of his father can there be any escape from the haunting.
A dark novel of possession.
The End of The Road - edited by Jonathan Oliver
Cover by Nicolas Delort
An incredible anthology of original short stories by an exciting list of writers from all around the world, including the best-selling author Philip Reeve and the World Fantasy Award-winning Lavie Tidhar.
Each step will lead you closer to your destination, but who, or what, can you expect to meet at journey's end? Here are stories of misfits, spectral hitch-hikers, nightmare travel tales and the rogues, freaks and monsters to be found on the road. The critically acclaimed editor of Magic, The End of The Line and House of Fear has brought together the contemporary masters and mistresses of the weird from around the globe in an anthology of travel tales like no other. Strap on your seatbelt, shoulder your backpack, or wait for the next ride... into darkness.