Happy US/CAN & ebook Publication Day, Messrs Battersby, Christopher & Wendig!By
Today is US, Canada and ebook publication day for Angry Robot’s September titles (which will be available in UK bookstores from September 6th).
So please join us in wishing a very warm welcome to Lee Battersby‘s fantasy debut The Corpse-Rat King, Adam Christopher‘s superhero smackdown Seven Wonders and Chuck Wendig‘s second Miriam Black tale, Mockingbird.
And what warmer welcome could there be than for you to pick up a copy from your favourite bookstore or online retailer (not forgetting our very own Robot Trading Company for all you discerning, DRM-Free ebook purchasers out there)? You know it makes sense.
by Lee Battersby
Marius don Hellespont and his apprentice, Gerd, are professional looters of battlefields. When they stumble upon the corpse of the King of Scorby and Gerd is killed, Marius is mistaken for the monarch by one of the dead soldiers and is transported down to the Kingdom of the Dead.
Just like the living citizens, the dead need a King — after all, the King is God’s representative, and someone needs to remind God where they are.
And so it comes to pass that Marius is banished to the surface with one message: if he wants to recover his life he must find the dead a King. Which he fully intends to do.
Just as soon as he stops running away.
by Adam Christopher
Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura – a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl.
When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be…
by Chuck Wendig
Miriam is trying to keep her ability – her curse – in check.
But when Miriam touches a woman in line at the supermarket, she sees that the woman will be killed here, now.
She reacts, and begins a new chapter in her life – one which can never be expected to go well.