In the Summer of 1998, instead of playing football with my twelve year old friends, I was having a Knightmare. Successfully passing the audition process, we arrive at the reception of Anglia Studios in Norwich. Here we meet the current team from Oxfordshire (who will go on to be the first team to conquer the dungeon). The production always holds one team in reserve as they never know when the next team will finish.
Taking us down to the studio to begin our adventure, we cross the floor over cables and past cameras to the three stools that sit in front of the chest. Treguard sits behind us and we do a run through of the first room to get rid of any nerves. I look up from the television in the chest, which is the same as for the viewer at home, and see one of the production staff walking around in red slippers.
As I’m sure we all know, Stephen Donaldson burst onto the scene in 1977 with his extraordinary debut trilogy, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. It was an astonishingly assured and – let’s not deny it – bleak trilogy, that seemed intent … More
Gollancz is thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for one of the most exciting debuts of 2013!
We love this artwork from the exceptional Larry Rostant, and this cover was put together for us by the talented Nick May!
The Path of Anger is one of the most hotly anticipated fantasy debuts this year – not only for us, either! This book is going to be a real international event, with simultaneous publication planned with Bragelonne in France , Heyne in Germany, Planeta in Spain and Mynx in Holland. It’s going to be amazing. But don’t just take our word for it (or our gif!) here’s a little teaser for the book is actually about:
An Empire has been overthrown. An Emperor has been murdered. A Republic has risen from the ashes . . . but the old grudges still remain.
Now an assassin has begun to strike, systematically, from the shadows.
There will be blood.
There will be death.
This is the path of anger . . .
We can’t wait to share this novel with you. We know that November is a long way off, but we’ll be sharing more extracts, teasers and competitions to win early copies as we countdown!
Let us know what you think of the cover in the comments.