We’d like to wish a very happy publication day to three incredible paperbacks. Return to the stunning world of Radiant State, escape for another epic adventure with Kenstibec and get lost in the latest collection of Witcher tales. Wish lists at the ready, here’s your excuse to visit your favourite bookshop, library or eTailer.
Steeple by Jon Wallace– The follow-up to the acclaimed Barricade this a brilliant short, sharp and kinetic SF thriller.
Kenstibec is a Ficial – a genetically engineered artificial life form; tough, skilled, hard to kill. Or at least he was. He’s lost the nanotech that constantly repaired him. Life just got real. Just like it is for the few remaining humans in this blighted world – the Reals; locked in a fight over a ruined world with the Ficials they created to make Utopia.
And now Kenstibec must take a trip to the pinnicle of our failed civilisation. The Steeple is a one thousand storey tower that looms over the wreckage of London. It is worshipped, feared and haunted by attack droids and cannibals. And the location of a secret that just might save Kenstibec’s life.The only way is up.
Radiant State by Peter Higgins- The concluding part of the most original science fantasy of recent years. Works perfect for fans of China Mieville and Gene Wolfe.
With his loving evocation of a dark and fantastical realm that owes much to the myth and history of 20th-century Russia, and his rare ability to combine poetic writing and kinetic plotting, Peter Higgins has created one of the most original and critically lauded works of recent years. Adored by critics and authors such as Hannu Rajaniemi, Ian McDonald and Richard Morgan the Wolfhound Century novels now reach their extraordinary conclusion.
In Radiant State we discover both the glory and the true horror of Joseph Kantor’s plan for the Vast and its people. It is a plan that transcends the boundaries of the world. And out in the depths of the endless forest that borders the Vast the mighty fallen angel and the powers of the earth itself will still have a part to play. Will Vissarion and Maroussia survive the violence of the end game?
Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski – A stunning collection of stories from the world of the WITCHER, basis for the game THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT. A must-read for fans of the novels and games alike.
Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety.
In this collection of short stories, following the adventures of the hit collection The Last Wish, join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike . . .