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May
28

Media Round Up 28/05/14

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Good morning robotic readers!

They may only have had their birthdays yesterday but we thought we’d bring you some early reviews of our new June titles: Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner and the White Towers by Andy Remic!

Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner

Night Terrors, by Tim Waggoner“The relationship between Audra and Jinx is one of my favorite parts of the book. Night Jinx is her loose cannon partner. Day Jinx is like a mother hen and makes Audra look like the loose cannon. It makes Night Terrors one of the most dysfunctional buddy cop stories in history. Four out of five stars.” – Dangerous Dan’s Book Blog

“This book was probably the most fun I have had reading a book in over a year. Five very large stars to this book!” – Shelby (Goodreads) 

Night Terrors is a ridiculously fun book to read – a concoction of nightmares, detective drama, and the supernatural that stretches the fabric of reality and bleeds surreal through the seams. I’m pleased that it’s the first in a series focusing on the Shadow Watch as Jinx is one nightmare that I, as a reader, wouldn’t mind reoccurring.” – Just a Guy that likes to Read

“Tim Waggoner’s first book in the Shadow Watch series is a highly imaginative, wholly original sci-fi/fantasy/mystery/dark fantasy mashup. This really was a fun read.  I’m hooked, and will be looking forward to the next Shadow Watch book. Looking for a good book?  Night Terrors is a rollicking fun mystery in the creepiest sorts of ways!” – Looking for a Good Book

“Waggoner has created an intense and unique Urban Fantasy world that I didn’t want to leave. Though I’m not sure what that says about my psyche!” – Alysa (Goodreads)

“Oh man, what a fun and insane ride!! I loved it! Where do I get my own Jinx?” – Rebecca Lea (Goodreads) 

“This is quite the adventure story, a lot happening all around us.  The sly humor is a refreshing break in what is a normally serious genre.  The camaraderie between Audra and Jinx keeps the characters real (or as real as an ideator and incubus can be).   This is a bit of a Sci-Fi Horror mix and made for an enjoyable read.  Perhaps there will be more misadventures?” – Horror Novel Reviews

The White Towers by Andy Remic

The White Towers by Andy Remic“Remic has gone and done it, I PUT DOWN what I was reading to read The White Towers. Why would I strap on the meat suit and jump in the dog pit you ask? well…I’ll tell you. Because my dear reader The Rage of Kings series is a visceral thrill ride of dark fantasy FOR GROWN FOLK. The wolves aren’t nice folks and honestly, being nice is over rated. This time around a bit of heart and soul was introduced to the chaos and I devoured every page. I am offically adding Andy Remic to my buy on sight list.”  – The Ghost Works

“Great book, highly imaginative dark fantasy.” – Grimdark Fantasy Reader

“Similar to the likes of Joe Abercrombie and Mark Lawrence, Andy Remic constructs a gritty and engaging series populated with compelling anti-heroes. Remic’s ability to spin a yarn sucked me right back into the world of the Iron Wolves and kept me reading much, much too late at night.” – Rachel (Goodreads)

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May
27

Happy Book Birthdays!

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Our brand new books this month are Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner and The White Towers by Andy Remic!

You can get your ebook copies today from the Robot Trading Company!

Check out the sample chapters below to get a peek at these exciting new titles.

Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner

Night Terrors, by Tim WaggonerThe First Book in the Shadow Watch Series

It’s Supernatural meets Men in Black in a darkly humorous urban fantasy from the author of Nekropolis.

When you dream, you visit the Maelstrom. Dream long enough and hard enough, and your dreams can break through into the living world. So, alas, can your nightmares.

And who’s there to catch the dreams and nightmares as they fall into reality? Meet the Shadow Watch.

Pray you never need them…

 

 

North American Print & Ebook
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The White Towers by Andy Remic

The White Towers by Andy RemicThe Rage of Kings, Book 2

Vagandrak is broken, and a new threat has arisen that threatens to defeat even the mighty Iron Wolves.

The twisted, deviant Elf Rats have gathered in the toxic realm beyond the White Lion Mountains… swiftly they invade the troubled land of Vagandrak, killing for profit and pleasure.

The now-disgraced Iron Wolves are the realm’s only hope, but there’s a problem: they’ve been sentenced to death by the insane King Yoon for the dark sorcery in their blood.

In the mountains of Zalazar lie the White Towers, pillars of legend said to contain the Heart of the Elves. The Iron Wolves must journey north to steal the Heart, and purify the evil in the land, but the land belongs to the Elves – and they won’t give it up without a fight!

North American Print
Date: 27th May 2014
ISBN: 9780857663573
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback OR Small (Mass-Market) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 / CAN$9.99

Ebook
Date: 27th May 2014
ISBN: 9780857663597
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

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Great news Robotic Readers!

If you head over to the Kindle US Daily Deals site today you can get Between Two Thorns and Any Other Name by Emma Newman for $1.99 each!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your’s now!

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman, March 2013 Any Other Name by Emma Newman, Artwork by Sarah J. Coleman

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That’s right folks!

If you head over to the Kindle US Daily Deals page right now you can get two Miriam Black books, Mockingbird and The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig for $1.99 each!

Mockingbird, by Chuck WendigThe Cormorant by Chuck Wendig - Artwork by Joey Hi-Fi

 

 

 

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May
09

Media Round Up 09/05/14

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Good day to all your robotic readers out there!

Today’s round up features two of our latest fantastic books Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres and Morningside Fall by Jay Posey.

It’s been a while since we did a round up so I won’t delay you with rambling chit chat, instead I’ll cut straight to it and show you what people have been saying!

Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres

Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres“I liked a lot about this book. There were plenty of twists, turns, and double crosses… Peacemaker is a good sf mystery for people looking for something a little different. Four stars.” – Dangerous Dan

“Move over stale f/sf themes; enter: Peacemaker, a wholly original and thrilling fantasy adventure.” – Looking for a Good Book

Peacemaker rollicks along at a cracking pace, and I found myself holding my breath in anticipation at times, which is always a good sign! I got to the end of the book and flipped the last page in disappointment, because while the story ended well (albeit definitely set up for the next volume), I simply didn’t want it to stop. Bring on the next instalment!” –Fablecroft

“If you like your thrillers a little on the strange and dystopian side or your dystopias a little on the mythological and crime-solving side, Peacemaker could be the start of a series you’re looking for.” – New York Journal of Books

“Tired of the same old thing when it comes to urban fantasy? Look no further than Virgin Jackson.” – My Bookish Ways

“This is the first novel by Marianne de Pierres I’ve read, and I hope to read more about Virgin Jackson and (perhaps) Nate Sixkiller. A fun romp that is much more than the parts which comprise it.” – Tor.Com

“ As a world-builder, Marianne de Pierres is better than a huge percentage of authors out there – especially when it comes to creating dangerous, ghetto-like areas with violent inhabitants – and Peacemaker is no exception.” – Amy Parker (Goodreads)

“An intricate and highly original page-turner with elements of science fiction, western adventure, supernatural mystery and crime thriller” – Paula Weston (Goodreads)

Peacemaker sets a fast pace which only increases as the pages turn.” – SF Crows Nest

Morningside Fall by Jay Posey

Morningside Fall by Jay Posey“You never know whether Book #2 in a series will be as good as Book #1. Rest easy – although Morningside Fall has to take a different tone because of story development, I feel it’s every bit as good as Three, and it just makes me anxious to read Book #3!” – Popcorn Reads

Morningside Fall is a clever, unexpected take on a digitally enhanced post-apocalyptic world. Posey blends the aesthetic of the Western and the cyber-spec fic worlds with a sure and sentimental (in the best way) hand.” – Never to be Told

“The overall atmosphere of Morningside Fall was one of tense, edge-of-your-seat terror. Posey knows how to convey suspense, and he put his characters in danger over and over again, which left my pulse pounding and my heart racing. This is science fiction, but like the best SF, it’s also horror.” – Books, Bones & Buffy

“This is definitely a book I’ll re-read again. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys a young hero, an action adventure, science fiction, post-apocalyptic, and soft fantasy. I think because this novel so seamlessly melds these elements together, it’s a great introduction series for those wanting to try a hybrid novel out. Morningside Fall defies genre in all of the right ways.” – RJ Blain

“Posey has constructed a really unique world, one that steps to the side of the usual zombie tropes and provides an apocalypse that’s at once unfathomable, but also believable. That’s no mean feat.” – SF Crows Nest

 

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Hi Guys,

So not long ago Leah told you all about a brilliant project being undertaken by Upcoming4.me. They produced a book of story insights, some of which were written by our very own Angry Robot authors, with all the sale proceeds going to the Epilepsy Action Charity.

A great cause and a wonderful project, and the best part is they’ve put together Volume 2 which you can order today! Once again some of our fantastic authors have got involved, so make sure you get straight over to Amazon and get your copy!

Here is a short synopsis of the book:

Story Behing the Book“Story Behind the Book: Volume 2″ collects over 30 non-fiction essays from some of the most exciting authors working today. Chronicling the process of writing and editing speculative fiction, these essays provide a unique glimpse behind the scenes.

Contributors include Ellen Ullman, S.M. Wheeler, Laurie Frankel, Paul McAuley, Marcus Sakey, Neal Asher, Ian Tregillis, Edward M. Lerner, Will McIntosh, Madeline Ashby, Nina Allan, Ken Scholes, Keith Brooke, Jasper Kent, Yoon Ha Lee, Ted Kosmatka, Daniel Abraham, Erin Hoffman, Samuel Sattin, Jack Skillingstead, Douglas Nicholas, Paul Tobin, Jill Shultz, Jay Posey, Eric Brown, Samit Basu, Gina X. Grant, Elizabeth Massie, Tom Vater, Django Wexler, Bradley Beaulieu, Jason M. Hough, Lou Morgan, Paul S. Kemp.

Follow these links to purchase your copy now and support an important cause!

Amazon US - Amazon UK

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Apr
29

Happy Book Birthdays!

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It’s that time again robots! And as usual the end of the month brings two new books into the Angry Robot family!

This month’s new arrivals are Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres and Morningside Fall by Jay Posey!

Head over to the Robot Trading Company to get your eBooks today, but before you do check the descriptions and sample chapters from each book to let you know what is in store!

Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres

Peacemaker by Marianne de PierresVirgin Jackson is the senior ranger in Birrimun Park – the world’s last natural landscape, overshadowed though it is by a sprawling coastal megacity. She maintains public safety and order in the park, but her bosses have brought out a hotshot cowboy to help her catch some drug runners who are affecting tourism. She senses the company is holding something back from her, and she’s not keen on working with an outsider like Nate Sixkiller.

When an imaginary animal from her troubled teenage years reappears, Virgin takes it to mean one of two things: a breakdown (hers!) or a warning. When the dead bodies start piling up around her and Nate, she decides on the latter.

Something terrible is about to happen in the park and Virgin and her new partner are standing in its path…

North American Print & Ebook
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Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
On-sale 29th April 2014 from the Robot Trading Company

Morningside Fall by Jay Posey

Morningside Fall by Jay Posey

The Second Book in the Duskwalker Cycle

The lone gunman Three is gone, and Wren is the new governor of the devastated settlement of Morningside, but there is turmoil in the city. When his life is put in danger, Wren is forced to flee Morningside until he and his retinue can determine who can be trusted.

They arrive at the border outpost, Ninestory, only to find it has been infested with Weir in greater numbers than anyone has ever seen. These lost, dangerous creatures are harbouring a terrible secret – one that will have consequences not just for Wren and his comrades, but for the future of what remains of the world.

 

North American Print & Ebook
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Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
On-sale 29th April 2014 from the Robot Trading Company

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That’s right you Angry Robotic Readers!

If you head over to the Kindle US Daily Deals site today you can get yourselves a copy of The Lives of Tao and The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu for just $1.99 each!

Make sure you don’t miss out!

The Deaths Of Tao by Wesley ChuThe Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

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Attention robotic readers!

We have a new Goodreads Giveaway on offer for you and this time we’re giving away not one, not two but three books!

That’s right, there are five copies of the Night’s Masque Trilogy by Anne Lyle up for grabs, so enter now for your chance to win The Alchemist of Souls, The Merchant of Dreams and The Prince of Lies!

This Giveaway is only open to people from the UK, US or Canada, but keep an eye on the Angry Robot website for international Giveaways in the future!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle

The Alchemist of Souls

by Anne Lyle

Giveaway ends May 16, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Greetings loyal robotic readers!

It is a big day in the Angry Robot office today because we are bringing you a brand new cover! Dream Stalkers by Tim Waggoner is the second book in the Shadow Watch series and its predecessor, Night Terrors, has already claimed an army of fans.

If you loved Night Terrors check out the cover below and get commenting to let us know what you think!

Dream Stalkers by Tim Waggoner

DreamStalkers-144dpiA new drug – Shut-Eye – has been developed in the dreamland, and smuggled into our world. It’s addictive, and dangerous, and Shadow Watch agents Audra and Mr Jinx are on the case, preparing new recruits to deal with the problem.

Meanwhile, a wave of ancient, bodiless Incubi are entering the dreams of humans in an attempt to possess them and live new lives. Only the criminally insane would ever risk a confrontation with them.

Thank goodness, then, for Mr Jinx: clown, Shadow Watch agent, psychopath.

UK Print
Date: 6th November 2014

North American Print and Ebook
Date: 28th October 2014

Credit to amazing15 for another incredible cover!

We’d like to thank the following sites for taking part in our reveal, they’re all running Night Terrors giveaways so make to get yourselves entered!

Dangerous Dan’s Book BlogUpcoming4.MeI Hate 00 CriticsDraumr Kopa BlogTerror TreeCivilian ReaderCabin GoddessWorking for the MandroidThe Qwillery

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We love a good cover reveal here at Angry Robot Books and we’re really excited about this one!

The Guild of Assassins by Anna Kashina is the second book in the Majat Code Series and the sequel to Blades of the Old Empire. We know there are a lot of you out there excited to read about the continuing adventures of Kara, so without further ado here is the cover!

 TheGuildOfAssassins-144dpi

Beautifully created by Alejandro Colucci, we hope you love it as much as we do!

But we’re not the only people with something to say about the cover, Anna Kashina has written us an exclusive guest post on what she thinks about it!

Have a read below:

The Author, Anna-Kashina

Anna Kashina

I was delighted with Angry Robot’s choice to feature Mai on the cover of “The Guild of Assassins”. While he is not the point of view character, he is the focal point of the story, and his choices and actions drive the conflict and the plot. He is also my favorite character in the entire series, the one that makes the writing process so much fun. I could not be happier about the way the artist Alejandro Colucci picked on all these things in the cover image.

In the novel, Mai is initially described as “too good-looking to be trustworthy”, following on his descriptions from the “Blades of the Old Empire” as a man of iconic beauty, elegant and graceful. He is a superb fighter and a ruthless man. He has a dark side and not everyone in the story perceives him as a good guy. He also has a romantic side. All these contrasts are instrumental to the story. In the final cover image, the artist managed to relay all of that, and to add the extra down-to-earth touches that made this iconic man of my dreams look like a person in the flesh. He is handsome and elegant, but his clothes are also dusty and practical. His weapons are unique and beautifully crafted, but also heavy–and sharp. I love the way the artist relayed all of that.
Seeing this cover for the first time was thrilling. I felt as if my vision has been grounded into reality, the person in my mind acquiring substance. I believe this cover, showing movement and speed, featuring the central character everything revolves around, would create the right expectations for the readers, of a fantasy story with lots of action and romance (and hopefully, for some, a man to swoon over). This cover is also well in style with book I of the series and I can’t wait to see how well “Blades of the Old Empire” and “The Guild of Assassins” would look side by side.
So you’ve heard what we think, you’ve heard what Anna thinks, so now the only thing to do (apart from wait excitedly for the book’s release) is let us know what you think!
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Hello there faithful robotic readers – and especially our beloved reviewers,

We’re bringing you exciting news from robot central today as we have two new eARCs up on NetGalley, Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner and The White Towers by Andy Remic!

Read a description of both below and then get yourselves logged into NetGalley and get requesting!

Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner

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Night Terrors, by Tim Waggoner

The first book in the Shadow Watch Series…

It’s Supernatural meets Men in Black in a darkly humorous urban fantasy from the author of Nekropolis.

When you dream, you visit the Maelstrom. Dream long enough and hard enough, and your dreams can break through into the living world. So, alas, can your nightmares.

And who’s there to catch the dreams and nightmares as they fall into reality? Meet the Shadow Watch.

Pray you never need them…

 

The White Towers by Andy Remic

NETGALLEY LINK

The White Towers by Andy RemicBook two in the Rage of Kings Series…

Vagandrak is broken, and a new threat has arisen that threatens to defeat even the mighty Iron Wolves.

The twisted, deviant Elf Rats have gathered in the toxic realm beyond the White Lion Mountains… swiftly they invade the troubled land of Vagandrak, killing for profit and pleasure.

The now-disgraced Iron Wolves are the realm’s only hope, but there’s a problem: they’ve been sentenced to death by the insane King Yoon for the dark sorcery in their blood.

In the mountains of Zalazar lie the White Towers, pillars of legend said to contain the Heart of the Elves. The Iron Wolves must journey north to steal the Heart, and purify the evil in the land, but the land belongs to the Elves – and they won’t give it up without a fight!

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Mar
28

Media Round Up 28/03/14

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That time again folks!

2014 is already shaping up to be a great year for Angry Robot Books and this week’s mega round up is taking a look back over the last couple of months to see what you guys have thought about the books we’ve brought to you so far.

January saw the release of Andy Remic’s new novel The Iron Wolves, which grabbed the fantasy community by the throat until it begged for more books!

Before the Iron Wolves come after us too, here’s what people had to say:

The Iron Wolves by Andy Remic

The Iron Wolves by Andy Remic“I found Remic’s latest fantasy novel to be an engaging, almost hypnotic, opus of foul sorcery and violence. I mean that in the best way possible… If you like your fantasy really really dark wherein the only vibrant color is blood red than you should definitely give The Iron Wolves a shot.” – King of the Nerds!

“Holy crap, but The Iron Wolves was a hell of a lot of fun! What Andy Remic has pulled together here is absolutely genius. If you’ve read the cover blurb then you have some idea of what to expect but, like me, you probably wondered if he really could pull it off. Well, I am here to tell you to wonder no longer – pull it off he does . . . and then some!” – Beauty in Ruins

Andy Remic brings grit and realism to the fantasy genre in a fascinating and addictive way. This book is well worth a read and I’m already looking forward to the next part.” – Tony’s Thoughts

The Iron Wolves is a perfect introduction to a new hardcore fantasy series. It feels like we’re getting the band back together. I suspect we’ve only just begun when it comes to unleashing bloody mayhem. Based on the evidence displayed, you can count me in. Bring it on!” – The Eloquent Page

“I loved this book. Very violent and dark, fast paced, with a hugely imaginative world and creatures. There were also major plot twists and turns which were enjoyable as so many fantasy books don’t use this element. Great cast of characters who were all very interesting and unique and several were able to make me care about their stories and what happens to them. Tons of ultra powerful magic and sorcerers and a great backstory is weaved in throughout the book which will appeal to readers who enjoy these elements as do I. The writing was excellent and right to the point, in classic sword and sorcery style.” – Grimdark Reader

“If Quentin Tarantino read alot of Heavy Metal comics and played Dungeons and Dragons and decided “hey, I’m gonna write a book!”, this is what he would write. The Iron Wolves is a vicious, over the top violent, and throughly vulgar ripping bloodfest of a fantasy. If you wonder “is this the kind of thing I want to read?” I will answer that question for you, because I’m that kind of guy. YES. This book grabs you by various body parts and then punches you in the face when you try with all your weak little might to get loose.” – Kdawg91 (Goodreads) 

In March, Blades of the Old Empire by Anna Kashina was released, becoming the the first book in the Majat Code Series.

Blades of the Old Empire by Anna Kashina

Blades Of The Old Empire, by Anna Kashina“In another great book from Angry Robot, Blades of the Old Empire follows Prince Kythar and Kara, a member of a secretive society of assassins through the tumultuous return of an old enemy. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone who likes a good swashbuckling storyline.” – Alex McGilvery

“This is a magnificent work of literature. You get fast paced travel with political intrigue and danger, amazing martial arts fights of extreme skill, cultural immersion from around the world, and a little hint of romance without ruining the tough fighter feel… I really cannot express enough times how highly I recommend this story to everyone.” – In Pursuit of My Own Library

“This book is action packed from the very first page, and is a good start to a series that I will look forward to reading more of.” – Avid Fantasy Reviews

“The writing is so vivid that I could actually see all the scenes when I read. I think this book would make a superb movie. If you are looking for a light, fast-paced read, don’t miss this book.” – Lu 

“I really enjoyed this book despite not being a huge fan of romance-themed novels. I feel it is for those who want more romance in their fantasy while also getting a hefty dose of action, adventure, and intrigue… it was a good book, and well worth the read. I’ll be reading this one again” – R.J. Blain

“Each scene is very well written.  Action and dialog keep the story moving at a fast clip.  The fight scenes were especially well written making it easy to see what was happening. Now I want to see what happens in the next book.” – Mixed Book Bag 

“I thought the book was, on the whole, really well-written. There were quite a few scenes that I could picture really easily in my mind and there were several moments where I found it really intense and wanted to see what was going to happen. At some point, I definitely intend/want to read the other books in this series.” – Sarah 

“Both Kyth and Ellah are likeable characters and it is a joy to follow their stories. A solid start to what looks to be an exciting series.” – British Fantasy Society

**And if you were one of the many who loved Blades then keep your eyes peeled for important Majat Code news next week!**

And finally March brought with it not only Spring, but also The Book of the Crowman, the fantastic sequel to Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey

The Book of the Crowman by Joseph D’Lacey

TheBookOfTheCrowman-144dpi“Holy shjtsnacks this was a good novel. It is a dance between worlds of existence that overlap in surprising ways. There are moments within the novel that send clear messages about living in our current state of unawareness or choosing awareness for the sake of diminished ego by sacrificing our desires. The author weaves this message into the good vs. evil idiom on the macro scale while elevating the inner diametric towards enlightenment.” – Koeur’s Book Reviews 

D’Lacey once again brings so much skill to his story: gorgeous prose, Gordon’s dangerous and exciting survival story, and the drawn-out mystery of who the Crowman really is.” – Books, Bones & Buffy

“There is an exceptionally short list of genre books that have had a profound effect on my way of thinking. One day I may even tell you what some of the others are. Currently however, all you need to know is that Black Feathers and The Book of the Crowman have just been added to that list. Smart insightful fiction that challenges preconceived notions and makes a reader properly think is a truly wonderful thing. This is flawlessly executed fantasy that I can’t recommend highly enough. I’ve said it before, and I hope I get the opportunity to say it again, Joseph D’Lacey is an author who everyone should be reading.” – The Eloquent Page 

D’Lacey’s stories access terror and beauty, combining to produce something exquisite. It’s poetry and it’s in my soul.” – And Then I Read a Book

D’Lacey has created a beautifully written book that is in part an apocalyptic tale, and also a story with fantasy elements. Whether you love Sci-Fi or Fantasy, this is a book that lovers of all types of speculative fiction will enjoy… Overall I would give this book an 8.5/10, which is the highest rating I have given so far! It is an amazing book, and I highly recommend it.” – Avid Fantasy Reviews

“The author, as in the previous book, once again excels at painting a believable and followable sense of not just impending doom but the breakdown of the Earth itself. He can set a scene with minimal waste and satisfying freshness and bring it to life in a way that only the best storytellers can. While that alone would justify my recommendation, the well-drawn characters, masterful action, and genuinely dreadful scenes of horror that wrap themselves into this well-paced plot are selling points with just as much weight. Add in a memorable ending and this is one of those books that I just can’t recommend enough.” – After the Last Day 

So yes, 2014 has so far proven a great year for Angry Robot, and we can promise you this, it only gets better.

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Mar
25

Happy Book Birthdays!

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Listen up Robots, we’re celebrating two book birthdays today, which means two shiny new ebooks for all you hard working robotic readers!

That’s right today is launch birthday of two new Angry Robot books, Last God Standing by Michael Boatman and Sunstone by Freya Robertson!

Happy birthday to both! And in case you haven’t already left to go and buy them or you can’t get on the Robot Trading Company website yet, here’s a description and a sample chapter of each book to let you know what’s in store!

Happy reading guys!

Last God Standing by Michael Boatman

Last God Standing by Michael BoatmanCreator. Supreme being. Stand-up comic…?!

When God decides to quit and join the human race to see what all the fuss is about, all Hell breaks loose.

Sensing his abdication, the other defunct gods of Earth’s vanquished pantheons want a piece of the action He abandoned.

Meanwhile, the newly-humanised deity must discover the whereabouts and intentions of the similarly reincarnated Lucifer, and block the ascension of a murderous new God.

How is he ever going to make it as a stand-up comedian with all of this going on…?

 

The Ultimate in Divine Comedy…

North American Print & Ebook
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Sunstone by Freya Robertson

Sunstone, by Freya RobertsonThe Incendi elementals that dwell beneath the mountains have found a way to tap into the Arbor’s roots, which stretch not only across the land but also through time, and King Pyra is determined to crush the ancient tree.

Twenty-two years after the defeat of the Darkwater Lords, Chonrad’s widow Procella and their three children are drawn back to Heartwood to investigate the rumour of strange fires springing up across the land. Across three separate timelines, the heroes must battle to join together their ancient sunstones, to overcome the Incendi threat, and to protect the Arbor and make earth victorious once more.

 

North American Print & Ebook
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Mar
21

Media Round Up 21/03/2013

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Afternoon fellow robots!

Today we’re bringing you a round up of what people have been saying about the ultimate divine comedy: Last God Standing by Michael Boatman.

When we announced our signing of the actor and writer back in June of last year it was genuinely difficult to tell who was more excited. So it is with great pleasure that we can start bringing you some reviews of his fantastic book!

Have a look at what people said and when you’ve read it too, leave us a comment to let us know what you thought.

Last God Standing by Michael Boatman

Last God Standing by Michael Boatman“Reading this book was definitely an interesting experience. If you are a someone who likes to read about gods, gods fighting, zombies, parallel worlds, voodoo and so forth, this is definitely a book for you.” – Open Book Society 

“For me, “Last God Standing” was an enjoyable book which, while not being perfect, marks Boatman as an interesting author with a huge potential. It’ll be interesting seeing where he goes next. One thing is certain – I’m sure it’ll be mad as hell.” – upcoming4.me 

“I really could not put this novel down. Not for the internal questions that arise out of religious processes or the characters or the story line but it was just plane funny. I love sarcastic wit and Lando does a great job delivering. I look forward to more from this author and perhaps more challenging discussions.” – Koeur’s Book Reviews

“There is, needless to say, quite a lot going on but it is to the author’s credit that at no point does it feel rushed or crammed. There are moments that will make you chuckle, touching moments and one’s to make you laugh out loud (the restaurant scene with his girlfriend and her family is a work of comedy genius in my opinion). The other plus for me is that although the main character is God the book itself is not overly religious or preachy – just a good fun read that I will happily recommend to anyone.” – Andy Angel 

“In all honesty, I don’t think this book will be for everyone, but if you enjoy a bit of comedy, a bit of divinity, a bit of gratuitous carnage and some general silliness in your reading, I would recommend giving this one a go.” – The Book Shelf Gargoyle 

“It’s a fun read and God is relatable for the first time. He’s a young man in love, wanting to follow his dream and just once make his parents proud.” – Elizabeth Amber Love (Goodreads)

The Sequel to Last God Standing, Who Wants to Be the Prince of Darkness? Comes out in 2015

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