Lavie Tidhar’s THE GREAT GAME Arrives in Japan (Cover Reveal)


This is the Japanese cover for the third novel in Lavie Tidhar‘s Bookman Histories, THE GREAT GAME! It is due to be published by Hayakawa Shobo, on April 24th, 2014. In case you were interested, here’s the short-but-sweet Japanese synopsis…

権謀術数渦巻く欧州大陸に巨大機械が出現、壮絶な攻防戦が幕を開ける! 三部作完結篇

(Rough translation: Gigantic machines appear in continental Europe, and a fierce battle kicks off in the action-packed third Bookman History.)

And the English language synopsis…

When Mycroft Holmes is Murdered in London, it is up to retired shadow executive Smith to track down his killer – and stumble on the greatest conspiracy of his life.

Strange forces are stirring into life around the globe, and in the shadow game of spies nothing is certain. Fresh from liberating a strange alien object in Abyssinia – which might just be the mythical Ark of the Covenant – young Lucy Westerna, Holmes’ protégé, must follow her own path to the truth while, on the other side of the world, a young Harry Houdini must face his greatest feat of escape – death itself.

As their paths converge the body count mounts up, the entire world is under threat, and in a foreboding castle in the mountains of Transylvania a mysterious old man weaves a spider’s web of secrets and lies.

Airship battles, Frankenstein monsters, alien tripods and death-defying acts: The Great Game is a cranked-up steampunk thriller in which nothing is certain – not even death.

The Bookman Histories are published individually and as part of an omnibus in the UK and US by Angry Robot Books.

Lavie Tidhar (Camera) Obscured in Japan…

The second novel in Lavie Tidhar‘s The Bookman Histories trilogy has a Japanese language cover! CAMERA OBSCURA (影のミレディ), which follows THE BOOKMAN, was published in Japan by Hayakawa Shobo this month. Here is the cover:


And the synopsis, in case you’ve not caught it…

The mysterious and glamorous Milady De Winter is one of their most valuable agents. A despicable murder inside a locked and bolted room on the Rue Morgue in Paris is just the start. This whirlwind adventure will take Milady to the highest and lowest parts of that great city, and beyond – and cause her to question the very nature of reality itself.

The Bookman Histories – which concludes with THE GREAT GAME – is published by Angry Robot Books in the UK and US.

Cover Reveal: THE BOOKMAN in Japan!

Lavie Tidhar‘s critically acclaimed Steampunk novel, THE BOOKMAN, will soon be hitting shelves in Japan! The trilogy will be published in Japan by Hayakawa Shobo. The first cover was recently unveiled, and we were eager to share it here…


We think this is pretty cool, and can’t wait to see the covers for the next two novels – CAMERA OBSCURA and THE GREAT GAME. Watch this space!

The Bookman Histories are published by Angry Robot Books in the US and UK, and are available individually and as an omnibus.

Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of OSAMA, the upcoming THE VIOLENT CENTURY (Hodder) and comic series ADLER (Titan Comics).