As if to prove my suspicion that some scurrilous thief has been stealing weeks from my life, the third Split Worlds novel ‘All Is Fair’ will be released in the US and Canada one week today (September 27th 2013)! That’s the trade paperback, by the way. The e-version will be released world-wide on that day too, with those in the UK able to get their gentle hands on the paperback on October 3rd. You can buy it in all the places people usually buy books.
So, here’s what the gorgeous beast looks like, artwork by Sarah J. Coleman again and isn’t it beautiful?
I would put a blurb here but you probably know by now that I am a spoiler-phobe and as this series is one that MOST DEFINITELY MUST BE READ IN ORDER I can’t say a word without spoiling it for the good souls who are still reading the first two books. Normally it wouldn’t be an issue, but with all three coming out back-to-back, I’m erring on the side of caution.
So, I’m going to put it at the end of the post
Some things that are coming up
I’m currently writing a series of posts to scatter across the web like happy-book-launch confetti which will form a tourist’s guide to the Split Worlds. I’ll make sure you can find them and hope you will find it enjoyable and useful, should you wish to visit any of the locations in the book. A very special prize for another post is currently in the works too.
I also had a meeting yesterday about a SEKRIT PROJECT set in the Split Worlds which I am extraordinarily excited about. And yes, I am teasing you mercilessly, but if you want to be the first to know about it, the best thing to do is pop over here and sign up for a newsletter specifically for Split Worlds news. (It’s the box just under the picture where you put your name and email address.)
Wonderful things other people are doing
That’s quite enough of me blowing my own trumpet. Let me restore the balance by telling you about two things that have made me super happy this week that you might like too.
First is the Sunless Sea Kickstarter campaign being run by the clever people behind Fallen London. It’s for a game called Sunless Sea and they are undoubtedly going to reach their goal. At the time of writing this they have 13 days left to go and less than £600 left to fund. I’m telling you about it because it looks fantastic and if you back it you get stuff months before anyone else.
Strong Female Protagonist
The other thing I wanted to share with you is a webcomic that is full of win. It’s called Strong Female Protagonist and you can find it here: http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com
Now for the spoiler-iffic blurb – if you haven’t read the other books, look away now!
All Is Fair
In love and war nothing is safe.
William Iris struggles to keep the throne of Londinium whilst hated by his own court and beset by outsiders, while Cathy discovers the legacy of her former governess. But those who dare to speak out about Society are always silenced. Sometimes for good.
While trying to avoid further torments from the mercurial fae, Sam finds himself getting tangled in the affairs of the Elemental Court. But an unexpected offer from the powerful and enigmatic Lord Iron turns out to be far more than Sam bargained for.
Max and the gargoyle are getting closer to uncovering who is behind the murder of the Bath Chapter and the corruption in London and Max finds the gargoyle’s controversial ideas harder to ignore. Can he stay true to his sworn duty without being destroyed by his own master, whose insanity threatens to unravel them all?