Cover Reveal: The Promise of the Child

Tom Toner’s wonderful SF debut The Promise of the Child is coming in November so we thought it was high time we showed you the cover and gave you a chance to win a proof. But we also wanted to share with you the fantastic early word Tom’s book has been getting from his fellow authors in the SF community. There’s such a buzz for this book already. And when authors are saying they’ve found something new and exciting publishers get a good feeling.

Such is the excitement over Promise, that Tom’s book has already picked up an American deal; it’s going to published in the USA by Night Shade Books.

This cool metallic cover was designed by the excellent Patrick Knowles.

“Humming with energy, this is space opera like you’ve never seen it before: absolutely brilliant.” Adam Roberts

“One of the most ambitious and epic-scale pieces of worldbuilding I’ve read. Reading The Promise of the Child, you feel you’re in the presence of an author at the height of his powers.  If this is what Toner is like when he’s just getting started, I think we can expect great things from him. Utterly absorbing; a tremendous adventure.” Karl Schroeder, author of Lockstep and Sun of Suns

“A gorgeously-written, wildly imaginative book. It’s like no space opera I’ve ever read–compelling and addictive.” Wil McIntosh, Hugo-award winning author of Soft Apocalypse, and Defenders

“An amazing debut—a colourful space opera in the post-human tradition of Iain M. Banks, combined with the razor-sharp plotting of Alastair Reynolds. It left me feverish with delight.” Loren Rhoads, author of The Dangerous Type

“Bold and intense from start to finish, The Promise of the Child is a master-class in innovative, evocative world-building. The entire book buzzes with imagination.” Michael J. Martinez, author of The Daedalus Incident

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The Promise of the Child is out in bookshops on the 19th November. You can pre-order the eBook for just £1.99 from all UK eTailers.

Can’t wait until November? We’re giving three lucky people a chance to win a copy. To enter, fill in the Rafflecoptor form below. For full Terms and Conditions visit:

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