Next week — Thursday, 6th, to be exact — Lavie Tidhar will be at Forbidden Plant in London, signing copies of issue one in his first comic series, ADLER, as well as advance copies of his latest novel, BY FORCE ALONE!
Lavie will be joined by Paul McCaffrey, who did the artwork for the series. ADLER #1 is due to be published the day before the signing by Titan Comics. Here’s the synopsis…
For Sherlock, there was only ever one woman – now Irene Adler is on a mission to take down Moriarty! It’s the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen, as Adler teams up with a host of famous female faces from science, history and literature to defeat the greatest criminal mastermind of all time!
BY FORCE ALONE, officially due to be published on March 5th in the UK by Head of Zeus, is Lavie’s highly-anticipated new novel. Here’s the synopsis…
Britannia, AD 535.
The Romans have gone. While their libraries smoulder, roads decay and cities crumble, men with swords pick over civilisation’s carcass, slaughtering and being slaughtered in turn.
This is the story of just such a man. Like the others, he had a sword. He slew until slain. Unlike the others, we remember him. We remember King Arthur.
This is the story of a land neither green nor pleasant. An eldritch isle of deep forest and dark fell haunted by swaithes, boggarts and tod-lowries, Robin-Goodfellows and Jenny Greenteeths, and predators of rarer appetite yet.
This is the story of a legend forged from a pack of self-serving, turd-gilding, weasel-worded lies told to justify foul deeds and ill-gotten gains.