NINE PRINCES IN Hungary…


NINE PRINCES IN AMBER first novel in Roger Zelazny‘s classic fantasy series, Chronicles of Amber is out now in Hungary! Published by Édisvíz as AMBER KILENC HERCEGE, here’s the synopsis…

A fantasy irodalom egyik legimpozánsabb alakja, az összehasonlíthatatlan Roger Zelazny számtalan díjat kapott alkotásaiért – köztük hat Hugo- és három Nebula-díjat – legendás írói karrierje során. Több mint ötven könyve közül azonban vitathatatlanul az Amber krónikái volt a legkiemelkedőbb irodalmi sorozata. Az Amber krónikái tíz könyvből álló történet, amely egy lángelme fantáziájának és elbeszélő képességének olyan darabja, ami fantasy írók generációit ihlette meg, köztük Neil Gaimant és George R. R. Martint.

AMBER az egyetlen valódi világ, aminek minden más világ – köztük a mi Földünk is – csak árnyékvalósága. Amber ott lüktet főhősünk, Corwin szívében és vérében, annak ellenére, hogy századokra száműzték erre az árnyékbolygóra, amit mi Földnek hívunk. Innen hazatérni azonban nem egyszerű az amnéziában szenvedő hercegnek, hiszen nem könnyű hazatérésről van szó, hanem egy trónörökös harcáról Amber trónjáért egy multidimenzionális világban. Az emberfeletti erővel rendelkező Corwin hercegnek meg kell harcolnia a többi örökössel, akik veszélyes és fondorlatos gátakat gördítenek felemelkedése útjába. Az Amber koronájáig vezető út a képzeletet felülmúló valóságoktól, démoni orgyilkosoktól és horrorisztikus tapasztalásoktól hemzseg. Egy földi kórházban ébredve hősünk arra sem emlékszik, ki is ő valójában, honnan jött és milyen körülmények áldozata lett. Amint lassan világossá válik számára, hogy ő Oberonnak, Amber királyának fia, az is körvonalazódni látszik, hogy ezzel együtt egy párhuzamos univerzumok felett uralkodó királyság jogos örököse is.

NINE PRINCES IN AMBER, the first of ten novels in the series, was first published in 1970. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world.

Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

WHISPERS UNDERGROUND heard in Poland…


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

A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP

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.

Богдан plays its TRUMPS OF DOOM…


The sixth novel in Roger Zelazny‘s classic Chronicles of Amber series, TRUMPS OF DOOM is out now in the Ukraine (available with two covers, above)! Published by Богдан as Козирі долі, here’s the synopsis…

У шостій книжці циклу «Хроніки Амбера» розповідь ведеться від імені Мерліна — сина головного персонажа попередніх п’яти книг. Здавалось би, після закінчення війни між Амбером та Хаосом настали спокійні дні. Трон Амбера очолює новий король, який понад усе прагне зберегти злагоду та мир. Проте дивні замахи на життя і вбивства членів королівської родини не провіщають нічого доброго…

Богдан has published the first five novels in the series, too.

TRUMPS OF DOOM was first published in 1985. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

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 wonderous 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.

Czech out this new edition of FOXGLOVE SUMMER!


The Czech edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s FOXGLOVE SUMMER is out now! The fifth book in Aaronovitch’s best-selling Peter Grant series is published by Argo as ZÁLUDNÉ LÉTO. Here’s the synopsis…

Když se ve vesnici Rushpool v západní Anglii začnou pohřešovat dvě jedenáctileté dívky, konstábl Peter Grant musí vytáhnout paty z Londýna, aby zjistil, jestli se na jejich zmizení nepodílelo něco nadpřirozeného. Jde o rutinní opatření a Nightingale je přesvědčený, že Peter bude mít v případu do večera jasno. Jenže Peter lidi v nesnázích nikdy neopouští, takže i když neobjeví žádné zjevné stopy po magických aktivitách, nabídne místnímu policejnímu sboru své služby, neboť ví, že při pátrání po nezvěstných je potřeba každé volné ruky. Netrvá však dlouho a ocitá se ve zběsilém závodě s časem, ve světě, kde hranice mezi realitou a světem skřítků a víl nikdy nebyly prostupnější…

Argo has also published the first four novels in the series in Czech: RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO, WHISPERS UNDERGROUND and BROKEN HOMES. They have also published the first Peter Grant comic series, RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK.

FOXGLOVE SUMMER, and the rest of the Peter Grant series, is published in the UK by Gollancz. Here’s the English-language synopsis for the novel…

In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London — to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can’t take the London out of the copper.

Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what’s more all the shops are closed by 4pm…

CHRONICLES OF AMBER omnibus out now in Russia!


An omnibus edition of the Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny‘s classic fantasy series, is out now in Russia! Published by Эксмо as Хроники Амбера, here’s the synopsis…

“Хроники Амбера” — цикл романов, созданный Роджером Желязны в 1970-1991 годах, моментально стал классикой фантастики, заслужив признание миллионов читателей. Его многократно переиздавали, адаптировали для исполнения в театрах и по радио, использовали в качестве основы для компьютерных и настольных игр. Кинематографисты дважды (в 1998 и 2002 годах) приступали к экранизации “Хроник Амбера”, но на сегодняшний день эта идея все еще ждет своего воплощения.

Эксмо has also been publishing the novels individually — eight are available now (with two more to come)…

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

Peter Grant gets some new Polish jackets…


Above you can see the cover for the upcoming Polish edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s WHISPERS UNDERGROUND. Due to be published by MAG, 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…

The first two novels in the series — RIVERS OF LONDON and MOON OVER SOHO — have already been published in Poland (also by MAG), but will also receive new covers, to match the style of the third book…

The Peter Grant series is published in the UK by Gollancz, and currently includes six novels and one novella. Ben has also written, with Andrew Cartmel, four comic series featuring the characters and set in the world of the series (published by Titan Comics).

Aliette de Bodard nominated for Prix de l’Uchronie!


THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS by Aliette de Bodard, the award-winning first novel in the Dominion of the Fallen series, has been nominated for the Prix de l’Uchronie! Published in France by Fleuve as LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON AUX FLÈCHES D’ARGENT, here’s the synopsis…

Paris n’est que ruines et décombres depuis la Grande Guerre magique qui a opposé les Maisons régnant sur la capitale. Et celles-ci n’ont pas été épargnées : elles ne sont plus que l’ombre de leur splendeur d’antan. La Maison aux Flèches d’Argent fut la plus puissante parmi toutes. Mais sa position est précaire dans l’équilibre fragile qui s’est instauré. Et en son coeur, au sein de Notre-Dame, une malédiction terrible est dissimulée, prête à se déchaîner sur elle.

Son destin est désormais lié à celui d’un jeune homme aux mystérieux pouvoirs et d’une nouvelle Déchue.

La puissante magie de l’ange suffira-t-elle à les sauver de la chute?

The winner of the award will be announced at Rencontres de l’Imaginaire de Sèvres, on November 25th.

THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS and its sequel, THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS are published in the UK by Gollancz and in the US by Roc Books. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Multi-award winning author Aliette de Bodard, brings her story of the War in Heaven to Paris, igniting the City of Light in a fantasy of divine power and deep conspiracy…

In the late twentieth century, the streets of Paris are lined with haunted ruins, the aftermath of a Great War between arcane powers. The Grand Magasins have been reduced to piles of debris, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine has turned black with ashes and rubble and the remnants of the spells that tore the city apart. But those that survived still retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over France’s once grand capital.

Once the most powerful and formidable, House Silverspires now lies in disarray. Its magic is ailing; its founder, Morningstar, has been missing for decades; and now something from the shadows stalks its people inside their very own walls.

Within the House, three very different people must come together: a naive but powerful Fallen angel; an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction; and a resentful young man wielding spells of unknown origin. They may be Silverspires’ salvation—or the architects of its last, irreversible fall. And if Silverspires falls, so may the city itself.

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

‘Will grab readers and force them to pay attention to the amazing writing and the phenomenal characters. de Bodard will sweep you up into the dark and dirty world Paris has become. The characters are very vivid and will stay with you until long after the last page, as each of them is fighting and longing for something. The writing style rendered the characters’ feelings and emotional turmoil beautifully. Watching Philippe and Isabelle work through their “connection” is fascinating and lovely. There’s so much going on, and every character has their own past, their own tragic history. It’s a whirlwind, it’s heartbreaking and it’s one of the best fantasy novels of 2015.’ RT Book Reviews (Top Pick August 2015) on THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS

‘A gripping tragedy of forlorn individuals caught up in an angelic version of the Cold War… The story holds up well as a standalone, with clear possibilities but no pressing need for a sequel. De Bodard aptly mixes moral conflicts and the desperate need to survive in a fantastical spy thriller that reads like a hybrid of le Carré and Milton, all tinged with the melancholy of golden ages lost.’ Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS

‘De Bodard… has spun a fascinating Paris of decay and cruelty. ­Phillippe is a marvel of a character, unreliable as a narrator but compelling in his flaws and his deep well of homesickness.’ Library Journal (Starred Review) on THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS

‘A beautifully crafted novel full of complex characters, set in a post apocalyptic Paris – the image of which is truly haunting… vivid and fast-paced battles and intense political manoeuvrings… with carefully crafted characters both with layers and depth, De Bodard reflects the best and worst of human nature in her novel… an intriguing mystery, elegantly written… Something any avid fantasy reader with an open mind will devour!’ Guardian on THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS

‘De Bodard’s writing is very precise, like a well-oiled machine. The tempo is piston perfect, with the prose style having a strong and steady rhythm throughout. The emotional journey is relatively predictable (especially when we get into a marriage sequence), but the narrative is not. In other words, you can pretty much tell that the big emotions are coming, but the how and the why is what keeps you on edge. This is not a villains book; this is a powerful sequel that shows us that the incredibly complex world of the last novel is even more involved than we first expected. Strong stuff which you won’t stop reading till the end.’ Starburst on THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS

‘The author spins a tale that’s rich, emotional and gripping, and delivers that rare thing: a superior sequel… This is an incredibly rich novel. Even as the scheming, double-crossing and action set pieces unfold, the author never loses sight of the people whose lives are on the line… There’s just so much going on here: social commentary, myths and fairytales that often feel under-represented in genre fiction, a gripping genre adventure and an affecting love story. The author has gone from strength to strength and we can’t wait for this story to continue.’ SciFi Now (5/5*) on THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS

‘Meddling gleefully in the affairs of devils and dragons, this affective sequel to 2015’s THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS touches the heart as often as it cuts throats… Having fully crafted her world, de Bodard is now completely in control: she can move swiftly from gentle poetic touches to bloody Grand Guignol gestures, and she sure-handedly holds the reader by exposing the vulnerabilities and needs that drive even the seemingly all-powerful figures of rebel angels and ancient serpents to surrender to a higher collective power. In this world lacking signs of heaven, redemptions are painful but possible.’ Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS