Book of the Month: Son of the Morning

20140403_100936Our book of the month for April is the mighty Son of the Morning by Mark Alder. The best way to introduce it is via an edited letter from Simon,our Associate Publisher for Gollancz, which he penned to our Geeks earlier in the year (who you’ll be hearing more from later in the month) to bring them to this epic read. The first chapter is below, and we’re be serializing it throughout the month with a giveaway to come.

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Wolves: Chapter One

Our book of the month for January is Wolves by Simon Ings; a novel already attracting attention for the award-winning cover design, which we publish tomorrow. Associate Publisher and the man you all know as @Gollancz, Simon Spanton, will tell you a little about the book below, and there’s an extract to download if you keep scrolling. Oh, and if you’re signed up to the Gollancz Geeks, keep an eye on your inbox… Dear Reader, Wolves… I hadn’t read Simon Ings since reading his first novel (published twenty years ago) so when Wolves was submitted it was a delight to find how much he’d…

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Gollancz Book of the Month: Shadow and Bone

Our June book of the month is something a little bit different. Published by our sister imprint Indigo, Shadow and Bone is compelling, sweeping and epic– a perfect YA fantasy crossover. But don’t just take our word for it . . . “Mesmerizing . . . Bardugo’s setup is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for.’ – Laini Taylor in The New York Times Book Review “A heady blend of fantasy, romance and adventure.” – Rick Riordan “The Hunger Games meets Potter meets Twilight meets Lord of the Rings meets Game of Thrones; basically epic magical…

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Read this book with the lights on: NOS4R2

9780575130678 (1)Our May book of the month is NOS4R2. This book is terrifying. Don’t believe us. . . let Gillian Redfearn tell you a little more about it.

Some books are too scary to read even with the lights on. Some are too scary to read even when you’re surrounded by people in the middle of the day.

This book gave me nightmares.

This book still makes me shiver when I see a Rolls Royce.

This book will under your skin, into your mind, and once it’s there it will never leave.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

And whatever you do, don’t get in the car . . .

We did warn you. It’s a very good thing that the days are getting longer, because you’ll need all the daylight you can get to read this book. Next week we’ll be bringing you a very special extract read by Joe Hill himself.

See you then!

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Wolfhound Century: Chapter Four

It’s time for chapter four of our book of the month, Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. Although the chapters are short, they are perfectly formed to deliver you one of our fine debuts… Chapter 4   A messenger was standing near the back exit of the Sviatopolk, white-faced, gripping his bicycle. Kantor dragged the machine out of his hands and rode off in pursuit of the dying horse, the money and the giant. He found them in a lane off Broken Moons Prospect. Vaso had begun to unload the satchels of roubles, stacking them neatly in the gutter. The horse was dead.…

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