Hello from Gollancz towers! A magnificent host of titles have been released into the wild today, which we are thrilled to share with you below. Read on for a taste!
White Knight/Black Swan – David Gemmell
A stunning, long-lost and highly sought-after crime novel by the legendary David Gemmell returns to print after twenty-five years.
David Gemmell was the UK’s number one fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A regular Sunday Times bestseller, and international sensation, his legacy lives on through his novels, his influence on the genre, and through the David Gemmell Legend awards.
White Knight/Black Swan was David Gemmell’s crime thriller debut, first published under a pseudonym in 1993 and long out of print, and highly sought-after by readers. Re-editing and republished under his own name, it’s a must read for fans of his heroic and powerful style.
An action-filled story set in working class London in the 1980’s, Jardine is a bouncer and gang enforcer with a heart of gold. To protect a friend, he goes up against an Irishman demanding protection money – only to realise too late that they work for the same employer.
One act of kindness will lead to murder, betrayal, blackmail and some long-hidden secrets . . .
What people have said about David Gemmell:
‘Gemmell is a master of plot, but his triumph is creating men and women so real that their trials are agony and their triumph is glorious’ Conn Iggulden
‘Above all, terrific storytelling’ Time Out
Seventh Decimate – Stephen Donaldson
A magical war. A starving country. A desperate prince. The first volume of The Great God’s War, from the author of the bestselling Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.
The war between Amika and Belleger has raged for generations. Its roots lie in the distant past, beyond memory. Sorcerers from both sides rain destruction down on the battlefield, wielding the six deadly Decimates of fire, earth, wind, water, lightning, and pestilence.
Prince Bifalt hopes that Belleger’s new weapons technology, the rifle, will provide a decisive advantage. But when Belleger’s sorcerers are mysteriously deprived of their magical abilities, leaving them unable to defend against Amika, he must set aside his own deep hatred of sorcery and work to solve this new enigma.
Grasping at any chance to save his beloved homeland, Prince Bifalt of Belleger sets out on a hazardous journey across the unmapped wastelands to the east. With Elgart, his last comrade, Bifalt pursues the long-hidden trail of the one object that might be able to turn the tide of the endless war – a book entitled The Seventh Decimate.
The events that unfold force Prince Bifalt to weigh his stubbornness, his patriotism, and his hatred for sorcerers against his sense of loyalty and of what he knows to be right. And as he learns, Amika and Belleger may simply be pawns within an even larger struggle . . .
Reviews for Seventh Decimate:
‘Told with masterful vigour’ SFX
‘A good, easy read with plenty of interesting characters and some really harrowing scenes of survival. For those reasons alone, it’s worth taking a look’ Den of Geek
‘Absorbing and credible’ Morning Star
Ocean Light – Nalini Singh
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh dives beneath the surface of her Psy-Changeling world into a story of passionate devotion and selfless love . . .
Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there’s a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment – taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he’s at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling . . .
Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret that Bo could never imagine . . .
But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back – even if it means striking a devil’s bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy.
Here’s what people have been saying about Nalini Singh:
‘Paranormal romance at its best’ Publishers Weekly
‘Singh continues to be one of the most prolific and consistently excellent writers on the scene today’ Romantic Times
‘I don’t think there is a single paranormal series as well-planned, well-written, and downright fantabulous as Ms. Singh’s Psy-Changeling series’ All About Romance
Princess of Blood – Tom Lloyd
It’s not easy being an honest man in a lawless world. Brand new heroic fantasy from the bestselling author of the Twilight Reign series.
There’s a new Card in the Mercenary Deck – one Lynx isn’t sure if he’s happy to see or not. The assassin Toil now wears the Princess of Blood on her jacket and even Lynx would admit she’s a woman cloaked in chaos and bloodshed.
Their new mission is to escort a dignitary to the pious and ancient city of Jarrazir – beneath which lies a fabled labyrinth. Having barely survived their last underground adventure the mercenaries aren’t keen for another, but Toil has other plans.
Under threat of siege and horrors rising from the labyrinth, even the Mercenary Deck may have to accept that Jarrazir’s prohibition laws aren’t their biggest problem.
Check out what people have said about Tom Lloyd:
‘Thrilling, heart racing, fast and furious fantasy fiction’ The Book Bag
‘Tom Lloyd is an exciting author who is all about huge, bold and fearsome stories populated with magic, horror and chaos’ Always Trust in Books