Naomi Foyle’s STAINED LIGHT coming soon!

In the near future, Jo Fletcher Books are due to publish Naomi Foyle‘s STAINED LIGHT! The fourth novel in the author’s Gaia Chronicles, here’s the synopsis…

Astra Ordott tried — and failed — to deny her destiny.

To cleanse her conscience and save those she loves, she made the ultimate sacrifice, giving up her freedom to hand herself over to the Is-Land authorities. But that was ten years ago, and the conflicts that have branded her a psychotic traitor are just getting hotter. All around her, long-simmering conflicts are beginning to boil over again, Non-Land and Is-Land are further from reunification than ever and the wider world is facing devastating threats both old and new.

Outside Astra’s fortified Gaian homeland, an infertility crisis is threatening the survival of the human race, while global civilisation’s reckless pursuit of rare earth mining is infuriating the ancient spirits of the planet.

Astra may have found her voice as a messenger of cosmic harmony — but is anyone listening? And if she cannot persuade humanity to respect the elemental laws of the universe, will she at least see her life-long personal enemies, Dr Samrod Blesserson and Ahn Orson, face justice on Earth?

Jo Fletcher Books has also published the first three novels in the series: ASTRA, ROOK SONG and THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE.

Here are just a few of the great reviews the series has received so far…

‘Shocking though it might be in some respects, ASTRA certainly provides food for thought… the story quickly becomes engrossing. The ending is abrupt, but it makes you crave the second instalment of the Gaia ChroniclesASTRA will certainly not be everyone’s cup of tea, but personally I am looking forwards to the next book with curiosity and excitement.’ Starburst Magazine

ASTRA is just as thought-provoking as SEOUL SURVIVORS… and Foyle’s use of language and imagery is just as good, if not better as it was in her previous novel. Foyle manages to keep Astra’s voice distinctly her own, but tempered with more experience and as a result Astra’s perception and the narrative become more complex and sophisticated. She’s a fabulous main character and I really enjoyed reading about her… I enjoyed ASTRA immensely. The novel’s plot is fascinating, with an intricate web of relationships between Astra and those around them and the adults amongst themselves and some compelling political shenanigans going on in the background, all of it set down in Foyle’s smooth and flowing writing style.’ Fantastical Librarian

‘The second instalment of the Gaia ChroniclesROOK SONG continues to develop Astra’s story, taking the reader through many illuminating, horrifying and overwhelming avenues… once the story really starts, it doesn’t let up. The highly politicised narrative is an enthralling and absorbing read… Where the first book offered a shocking, but somewhat aspirational alternative way of living, ROOK SONG delves further into the political influence that enables the way of life the Gaian’s are privileged to inhabit… Offering plenty of twists and surprises, ROOK SONG outdoes its predecessor with a more developed story and plenty of conspiracies that pull the reader in. Book one was a comment on how society should live to protect the planet, book two is a comment on how people should prevent international conflict and wars. We can only wait with bated breath to see what book three will campaign for.’ Starburst

‘There is no doubt that Naomi Foyle is an excellent writer. When she is on top of her game she can amuse, horrify, and pull at your heartstrings in equal measure. Her descriptions of Is-land and Non-land are extremely vivid, her skills as a poet translating into enchantingly lyrical prose throughout most of these books.’ Strange Horizons on THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE

Three new Chronicles of Amber collections available in Russia…

Continuing the flood of new Russian editions of Roger Zelazny‘s novels, today we want to draw your attention to three collections that have recently been published by Эксмо. The first, pictured above, is a new complete Chronicles of Amber anthology. Here’s the synopsis…

Вечное противостояние Порядка и Хаоса, каждый из которых порождает миллионы отражений, миллионы Теней, населенных бесчисленными существами… Словами самого Р. Желязны: “Амберский цикл – своего рода комментарий к моим размышлениям о природе реальности и к восприятию этой реальности людьми”. В известной мере Амберский цикл предвосхитил идею, которая обрела статус культовой с выходом фильма “Матрица” братьев Вачовски: Земля – не более чем иллюзия (Тень) некоей высшей, истинной реальности.

В издании, которое вы, уважаемый читатель, держите в руках, впервые все десять романов Амберского цикла собраны под одной обложкой.

Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – shadow worlds, which can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently for grabs; and amnesia has robbed Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber his memory – even the fact that he is rightful heir to the throne.

The other new releases are a two-part collection of the full series. Here are the covers…

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Throwback Thursday: Michael Cobley’s SHADOWKINGS series

Today, we wanted to draw your attention to Michael Cobley‘s first series, the grimdark fantasy Shadowkings trilogy: SHADOWKINGS, SHADOWGODS and SHADOWMASQUE. The trilogy is still available widely in eBook in English and German, and various rights are available (please get in touch if you have any questions).

The novels were published before the grimdark wave came to dominate the fantasy genre (albeit relatively briefly), and was published in the UK by Earthlight, between 2001-5. Here’s the synopsis for the first novel…

For one thousand bright and fortunate years the Khatrimantine Empire had guaranteed peace and benevolence. Then came the vast hordes of the Mogaun, driven by an evil deity, the Lord of Twilight, corrupter and devourer. At the very pinnacle of his triumph, the Lord of Twilight made a fatal mistake, shattering his essence into five parts: five lost souls destined to become the Shadowkings. Now, sixteen years after the invasion, Mogaun warlords and petty despots squabble amid the ruins. Yet ancient powers are stirring and the Empire’s last valiant defenders are gathering their strength, hoping that one decisive strike can reverse their long, bleak decline.

The covers at the top of this piece are for the current eBook editions of the trilogy, available through the JABberwocky eBook Program. Here are the original covers…

The series was well-received on publication, and here are just a few of the reviews the series has enjoyed…

‘A pacey action and adventure story, packed with battles, rescues and political double-dealing… a refreshing and believable take on the Fight Against Insurmountable Evil Foes sub-genre, without dispensing with any of the familiar staples that make the genre what it is.’ Infinity Plus on SHADOWKINGS

‘Impressively unpleasant first fantasy novel… If it were not for its unrelenting bleakness, Shadowkings would be a fairly standard story of apocalyptic evil and heroic good–Cobley has a sense, however, of how bad a battlefield or a ruined town smells, and his dark magic is appropriately sinister.’ Roz Kaveney on SHADOWKINGS

SHADOWKINGS, was brutal, cruel and realistic in a way genre usually avoids. SHADOWGOD, his second, is not only lighter, it is better written and makes good use of the world Cobley has created… writing to rival David Gemmell.’Guardian (Jon Courtenay-Grimwood)

‘Unconventional high fantasy trilogy… [Cobley] has taken traditional sword and sorcery to some new and perhaps uncomfortable places… Once again Mike has succeeded in producing an unusually dark and claustrophobic piece of work, though it is a lot less bleak than its predecessors. It is also a lot less convoluted with the battle lines more clearly drawn.’ Infinity Plus on SHADOWMASQUE

‘[Cobley] drew the characters with verve and style, encouraging the reader to participate in the story he was unfolding. The plot was complex but clearly spun out, providing tantalising teasers at the end of each episode, which made me want to skip ahead to the next time that particular thread was picked up and woven. In my opinion, a clear winner for Michael Cobley.’ SF Crowsnest on SHADOWMASQUE

The series has also been published by Heyne in Germany. Here are the covers…

Michael Cobley is also the author of the critically-acclaimed Humanity’s Fire series, which includes the trilogy SEEDS OF EARTH, THE ORPHANED WORLDS and THE ASCENDANT STARS, and the stand-alone ANCESTRAL MACHINES. All four novels are published by Orbit Books in the UK and US, and Heyne in Germany.

The wait is over: OATHBRINGER out this week in the UK!

Brandon Sanderson‘s highly-anticipated OATHBRINGER is out this week in the UK! The eBook is available now, and the hardcover edition will drop on Thursday. Published in the UK by Gollancz, it is the third novel in the author’s critically-acclaimed, best-selling Stormlight Archive series. Here’s the synopsis…

Humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe whose numbers are as great as their thirst for vengeance.

The Alethi armies commanded by Dalinar Kholin won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, and now its destruction sweeps the world and its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the true horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that their newly kindled anger may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths the dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put Dalinar’s blood-soaked past aside and stand together — and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past — even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not avert the end of civilization.

Gollancz has also published the first two novels in the series: THE WAY OF KINGS and WORDS OF RADIANCE. Gollancz has published almost all of Sanderson’s novels in the UK, including the modern classic Mistborn series, and the stand-alone ELANTRIS, among others.

Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

New Serbian omnibus for Chronicles of Amber out now

Laguna has published a third Chronicles of Amber collection: HRONIKE AMBERA — TOM III includes the sixth, seventh, and eighth novels in Roger Zelazny‘s classic fantasy series: TRUMPS OF DOOM, BLOOD OF AMBER, and SIGN OF CHAOS. Here’s the synopsis…

Šestostruki dobitnik nagrade Hugo i trostruki dobitnik Nebule.

Serijal Hronike Ambera je klasik fantastike; sastoji se od deset delova, objavljivanih između 1970. i 1991. U ovom tomu sadržani su šesti roman, Aduti propasti, sedmi, Krv Ambera, i osmi, Obeležje Haosa. Ovim počinje drugo petoknjižje, serijal o Merlinu.

Merlin, sin Korvina od Ambera i Dare od Haosa, pokušao je da na Zemlji u Senkama živi normalnim životom – daleko od zavera, vendeta i spletki koje rastržu obe njegove porodice. I išlo mu je sasvim pristojno – ako se izuzme svaki trideseti april. Jer na taj dan, već osam godina, neko – ili nešto – pokušava da ubije Merlina. Pucnjevi iz puške. Požari. Saobraćajne nezgode. Tajanstveno odvrnuti ventili za gas. Došlo je vreme da se Merlin vrati svom stvarnom životu u jedinom stvarnom svetu – Amberu, ali ne pre nego što otkrije ko ga je to uzeo na zub i zašto.

The first five novels in the series have also been published by Laguna, in two omnibus editions…

The novels were first published between 1985-87. Here’s the English-language synopsis for TRUMPS OF DOOM

Merle Corey is a brilliant young computer designer in San Francisco, but, he is also Merlin, son of Corwin, vanished prince of Amber, and heir to his father’s wondrous powers. And, someone is determined to kill him. Now he will begin a desperate race through Shadow, not only to escape the mysterious force that threatens his life, but to protect the deadly secret that could destroy both his worlds.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

GUNS OF AVALON available tomorrow in Germany!

Roger Zelazny‘s GUNS OF AVALON is out tomorrow in Germany! The second novel in the Chronicles of Amber is published by Klett-Cotta as DIE GEWEHRE VON AVALON, here’s the synopsis…

Corwin ist aus dem Verließ Ambers, in das ihn sein verhasster Bruder Eric verbannt hat, geflohen. Zurück in der Schattenwelt Erde baut er heimlich eine Armee auf, um gegen Eric zu kämpfen. Da lernt er Dara kennen, die behauptet, die Enkelin von Corwins Bruder Benedict zu sein. Aber Dara verfolgt ihre eigenen Pläne und entwickelt sich zu einer noch größeren Gefahr als Eric.

Prinz Corwin lebte nach einem Gedächtnisverlust auf der Erde, ohne zu wissen, wer er ist. Als eines Tages ein Mitglied seiner Familie versucht, ihn zu töten, beginnt er, nach seiner Vergangenheit zu forschen.

Und so setzt er alles daran, in das Königreich Amber zurückzukehren. Bald schon erfährt er, dass seine Verwandtschaft über einige sehr ungewöhnliche Kräfte verfügt. Alle Nachfahren des Königshauses können zwischen Amber, den Schattenwelten und dem Chaos hin- und herreisen, indem sie die Realität manipulieren. Sie benutzen magische Spielkarten, um zu kommunizieren und sich an andere Orte zu versetzen. Aber vor allem sind sie alle in einen erbarmungslosen Kampf um den Thron verstrickt. Und nicht zuletzt muss das Geheimnis um das Verschwinden ihres königlichen Vaters Oberon aufgedeckt werden.

Klett-Cotta has also published the first novel in the series — DIE NEUN PRINZEN VON AMBER — and are due to publish the next three novels in the series over the next three months: IM ZEICHEN DES EINHORNS, DIE HAND OBERONS and DIE BURGEN DES CHAOS.

GUNS OF AVALON was first published in 1972. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Across the worlds of Shadow, Corwin, prince of blood royal, heir to the throne of Amber, gathers his forces for an assault that will yield up to him the crown that is rightfully his. But, a growing darkness of his own doing threatens his plans, an evil that stretches to the heart of the perfect kingdom itself where the demonic forces of Chaos mass to annihilate Amber and all who would rule there.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Rivers of London signing at Forbidden Planet this Sunday!

This Sunday, between 1-2pm, Forbidden Planet will host Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel and Lee Sullivan for a Rivers of London signing! A special variant edition of CRY FOX #1 and a mini-hardcover edition of the DETECTIVE STORIES collection (both pictured above) will be available at the event. Here’s the synopsis…

The bookstore smash-hit returns for a brand-new story, picking up the threads from the most recent bestselling Rivers of London novel, The Hanging Tree!

Peter Grant, apprentice magician and freshly-made detective, tackles supernatural crimes for the London Met, walking the fine line between two worlds to keep the peace!

The Rivers of London comic series are published by Titan Comics, and include: BODY WORK, NIGHT WITCH, BLACK MOULD, DETECTIVE STORIES and CRY FOX.

Ben Aaronovitch’s Peter Grant series of novels is published by Gollancz in the UK, Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6) in the US, and widely in translation.

The first novella in the series, THE FURTHEST STATION, is published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by Subterranean Press.

Peter Grant Cries Fox…

The fifth Rivers of London comic series begins! Today, Titan Comics publishes the first issue in CRY FOX, written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel. Here’s the synopsis…

The bookstore smash-hit returns for a brand-new story, picking up the threads from the most recent bestselling Rivers of London novel, The Hanging Tree!

Peter Grant, apprentice magician and freshly-made detective, tackles supernatural crimes for the London Met, walking the fine line between two worlds to keep the peace!

Series artwork is by Lee Sullivan, colouring by Luis Guerrero. The first four Rivers of London comic series are also published by Titan Comics: BODY WORK, NIGHT WITCH, BLACK MOULD and DETECTIVE STORIES.

Ben Aaronovitch’s Peter Grant series of novels is published by Gollancz in the UK, Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6) in the US, and widely in translation.

KNIGHT OF SHADOWS available in Russia now!

The penultimate novel in Roger Zelazny‘s classic Chronicles of Amber is available in Russia! KNIGHT OF SHADOWS is published by Эксмо as Рыцарь Теней. Here’s the synopsis…

Предпоследний роман легендарных “Хроник Амбера”.

Мерлин, сын Корвина, проникает в Крепость Четырех Миров, чтобы в конце концов решить загадку колдуна-преследователя. Но в активную игру вступают основные силы Вселенной — Огненный Путь и Логрус, знаки Порядка и Хаоса. Мерлин проходит подтеневой мир, спасает друзей, оживляет призраков и отказывается от предложенного выбора…

The ninth book in the series, KNIGHT OF SHADOWS was first published in 1991. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Merlin continues to attempt to resolve the mysteries plaguing him, and discovers that the forces of Order and Chaos are intervening to force his statement of allegiance.

He must choose between the Unicorn, the Pattern, the Courts of Chaos, or the Logrus.

The first eight novels in the series are published by Эксмо in Russia, as well (covers below).

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Roger Zelazny takes us down ROUTE 666 in France…

Mnémos/Hélios has released a new French edition of Roger Zelazny‘s classic DAMNATION ALLEY! Published in France as ROUTE 666, here’s the synopsis…

Tanner est la derniere chance de la ville de Boston. A la tête d’un convoi de véhicules blindé, équipés de roquettes et autres canons, il va devoir traverser le pays en suivant la route 666, la route de l’enfer sur terre…

Mnémos has also published Zelazny’s L’ÎLE DES MORTS (ISLE OF THE DEAD). DAMNATION ALLEY has also been published in Germany by Heyne, as STRAßE DER VERDAMMNIS. Here’s the English-language synopsis for DAMNATION ALLEY

Hell Tanner isn’t the sort of guy you’d mistake for a hero: he’s a fast-driving car thief, a smuggler, and a stone-cold killer. He’s also expendable — at least in the eyes of the Secretary of Traffic for the Nation of California. Tanner doesn’t care much for those eyes. You’d also never mistake Hell Tanner for a humanitarian.

Facing life in prison for his various crimes, he’s given a choice; rot away his remaining years in a tiny jail cell, or drive cross-country and deliver a case of antiserum to the plague-ridden people of Boston, Massachusetts… if anyone is still alive there to receive it, that is. The chance of a full pardon does wonders for getting his attention. And don’t mistake this mission of mercy for any kind of normal road trip — not when there are radioactive storms, hordes of carnivorous beasts, and giant, mutated scorpions to be found along every deadly mile between Los Angeles and the East Coast. But then, this is no normal part of America, you see. This is DAMNATION ALLEY…

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in the UK and in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Collectors’ Edition of THE WELL OF ASCENSION available now!

Gollancz is continuing their release of collector hardcovers, today, with the release of a gorgeous new edition of THE WELL OF ASCENSION. The second novel in Brandon Sanderson‘s Mistborn series, here’s the synopsis…

The Dark Lord is dead, and now a new world can be built. The acclaimed epic commercial fantasy published for the first time in the UK.

The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead has been vanquished. But so too is Kelsier the man who masterminded the triumph. The awesome task of rebuilding the world has been left to his protege Vin; a one-time street urchin, now the most powerful Mistborn in the land.

Worryingly for her Vin has become the focus of a new religion, a development that leaves her intensely uneasy. More worryingly still the mists have become unpredictable since the Lord Ruler died and a strage vaprous entity is stalking Vin.

As the siege of Luthadel intensifies the ancient legend of the Well of Ascension offers the only glimmer of hope. But no-one knows where it is or what it can do…

The first novel in the series, THE FINAL EMPIRE, was released as a collectors’ hardcover last September.

Gollancz has published all six of the Mistborn novels (to date) in the UK, as well as Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive and Reckoners series. Brandon’s next novel, OATHBRINGER, is due out in two weeks (November 16th).

Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency.

Celebrate Halloween (in Russia) with a new Zelazny edition!

Today, Эксмо publish a new edition of Roger Zelazny‘s classic A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER — perfectly timed for Halloween! Here’s the synopsis for НОЧЬ В ОДИНОКОМ ОКТЯБРЕ

Добро пожаловать в Лондон конца XIX века! Под покровом тумана этого промозглого октября сойдутся в Великой Игре известнейшие персоны своего времени, а также их питомцы-помощники. Наградой победителю станет возможность изменить весь существующий мир…

Великолепный роман-трибьют классикам фантастики и мистики от Грандмастера фэнтези Роджера Желязны!

The novel was recently published in the UK for the first time by Farrago Books. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

All is not what it seems…

In the murky London gloom, a knife-wielding gentleman named Jack prowls the midnight streets with his faithful watchdog Snuff – gathering together the grisly ingredients they will need for an upcoming ancient and unearthly rite. For soon after the death of the moon, black magic will summon the Elder Gods back into the world. And all manner of Players, both human and undead, are preparing to participate.

Some have come to open the gates. Some have come to slam them shut.

And now the dread night approaches – so let the Game begin.

Эксмо is also in the process of publishing new editions of Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber series — the most recently released is the ninth book, KNIGHT OF SHADOWS.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in the UK and Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Reopening Aurora Teagarden’s cases in the UK…

Tomorrow, Piatkus are re-issuing Charlaine Harris‘s Aurora Teagarden series in the UK! To be graced with new jackets to match the style of the two latest novels, ALL THE LITTLE LIARS and SLEEP LIKE A BABY, we think you’ll agree that they look rather great. In case you’re unfamiliar with the series, here’s the synopsis for the first novel, REAL MURDERS

Charlaine Harris introduces a librarian whose bookish bent for murder gets her involved in a real-life killing spree…

Lawrenceton, Georgia, may be a growing suburb of Atlanta, but it’s still a small town at heart. Librarian Aurora ‘Roe’ Teagarden grew up there and knows more than enough about her fellow townsfolk, including which ones share her interest in the darker side of human nature…

With those fellow crime buffs, Roe belongs to a club called Real Murders, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It’s a harmless pastime — until the night she finds a member dead, killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss.

As other brutal “copycat” killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects-or potential victims…

Charlaine Harris is also the author of the hugely popular Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood urban fantasy series, published in the UK by Gollancz. The final book in that series, THE COMPLETE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE STORIES, is due out on November 23rd, also published by Gollancz.

Zeno represents Charlaine Harris in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.


Ben Aaronovitch‘s WHISPERS UNDERGROUND is out now in Poland! The third novel in the author’s best-selling, critically-acclaimed Peter Grant series, is published by MAG as SZEPTY POD ZIEMIĄ. Here’s the synopsis…

Nazywam się Peter Grant i jestem detektywem posterunkowym w potężnej armii sprawiedliwości znanej jako policja londyńska (tudzież psiarnia). Szkolę się także na czarodzieja, jestem pierwszym takim uczniem od pięćdziesięciu lat. Oficjalnie pracuję w wydziale do zwalczania przestępstw gospodarczych i innych, w jednostce dziewiątej, znanej też jako Szaleństwo i jako jednostka, o której grzeczni, dobrze wychowani gliniarze nie rozmawiają w kulturalnym towarzystwie.

Od poniedziałku mam okazję zająć się prawdziwą policyjną robotą. Niezidentyfikowana Ofiara została zadźgana na torach metra przy stacji Baker Street. Obecność magii niewykluczona.

Niezidentyfikowana Ofiara okazuje się synem amerykańskiego senatora i zanim zdążysz powiedzieć „międzynarodowy incydent” do sprawy posterunkowego detektywa Granta dołącza agentka FBI Kimberley Reynolds.

A w ciemnych tunelach londyńskiego metra, pośród pogrzebanych rzek i wiktoriańskich rynsztoków niesie się szept o zemście zza grobu.

Najnowsza sprawa posterunkowego detektywa Granta zaraz się wtoczy na śliskie tory…

Also available from MAG today, new editions of the first two novels in the series: RIVERS OF LONDON and MOON OVER SOHO, published as RZEKI LONDYNU and KSIĘŻYC NAD SOHO, respectively.

These three novels are published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by Del Rey. Here’s the English-language synopsis for WHISPERS UNDERGROUND


It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher — and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom — if it exists at all — is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects… except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and — as of now — deadliest subway system in the world.

At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful… and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah — that’s going to go well.

Gollancz has published all six of the novels in the Peter Grant series to date, as well as the new novella, THE FURTHEST STATION. DAW Books has published books 4-6 in North America, and Subterranean Press publishes the novella.

Out soon: SIGNS OF CHAOS in Russia

Today, we can announce another international edition of Roger Zelazny‘s Chronicles of Amber! This time, it is the Russian edition of SIGNS OF CHAOS, the eighth book in the series. Published by Эксмо as Знак Хаоса, here’s the synopsis…

Главный герой восьмого романа легендарного цикла “Хроники Амбера” — Мерлин из Дворов Хаоса. Растут его опыт и магическая сила, множество опасностей и неожиданных находок подстерегает его на избранном пути, но он неумолим в движении к намеченной цели — найти своего отца, принца Корвина из Амбера.

Эксмо has also published the first seven novels in the series. Here are all the covers together…

First published in 1991, here’s the English-language synopsis for SIGNS OF CHAOS

Merle Corey, son of the great Prince Corwin of Amber, has been pursued through Shadow by unknown enemies and left trapped in an Alice in Wonderland world — a bar with the Mad Hatter serving and the Cheshire Cat grinning malevolently. In a dramatic escape from a monstrous Jabberwock, Merle embarks upon a fantastic adventure, leading him back to the Court of Amber and finally to a confrontation at the Keep of Four Worlds, and here he learns the strange secrets of the Courts of Chaos and their role in his destiny.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.