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Thief's Covenant
Pyr for the Young Adult Reader
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February 1, 2012


February brings Ari Marmell's Young Adult debut, Thief's Covenant. Additionally, Burton and Swinburne come to audiobooks, and we take a look at some upcoming releases. Let's get started!

A God on Her Shoulder


Thief's Covenant


"[I]f you like dark fantasy, you will be engrossed, moved and intrigued by this intense adventure, whether you are a teen or an adult. Thief's Covenant is a powerful fantasy and a riveting story." -Blogcritics

"Ari Marmell spares us no detail when it comes to the gritty and the gory, but he also can convey a deep sense of friendship and emotion with the flip of a page. Thief's Covenant is an expertly crafted, epic high fantasy adventure that kept me reading for hours. It's nothing like what you'll expect--I promise, it's a thousand times better. This novel was a breath of fresh air, because not only was it built on an intriguing mythology, but the writing style itself was something unique...Ari Marmell has absolutely secured himself as one of my favorite high fantasy authors. 5 out of 5 stars." -What's Your Story?   



Thief's Covenant, Ari Marmell's (The Goblin Corps) Young Adult debut and first A Widdershins Adventure, introduces a world of gods and thieves, nobility and intrigue. 

Once she was Adrienne Satti. An orphan of Davillon, she had somehow escaped destitution and climbed to the ranks of the city 's aristocracy in a rags-to-riches story straight from an ancient fairy tale. Until one horrid night, when a conspiracy of forces-human and other-stole it all away in a flurry of blood and murder.

Today she is Widdershins, a thief making her way through Davillon's underbelly with a sharp blade, a sharper wit, and the mystical aid of Olgun, a foreign god with no other worshippers but Widdershins herself. It's not a great life, certainly nothing compared to the one she once had, but it's hers.

But now, in the midst of Davillon's political turmoil, an array of hands are once again rising up against her, prepared to tear down all that she's built. The City Guard wants her in prison. Members of her own Guild want her dead. And something horrid, something dark, something ancient is reaching out for her, a past that refuses to let her go. Widdershins and Olgun are going to find answers, and justice, for what happened to her--but only if those who almost destroyed her in those years gone by don't finish the job first.   


Check out the Widdershins Facebook page to keep up with the latest news and get a peek at some bonus art! 

Pyr for the Young Adult Reader

Pyr Young AdultWe've got a new page up on Facebook: Pyr for the Young Adult Reader. Keep up with news about upcoming releases and existing series here. Like the page to download a free excerpt from Fair Coin, forthcoming in March.
Burton and Swinburne Audio

Expedition to the Mountains of the MoonWe are delighted to announce that Mark Hodder's The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, and Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon are all available now on Audible.com for your listening pleasure, read by Gerard Doyle.

Coming Soon

Fair Coin"This one reminded me a lot of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies. There's so much to love here: madcap adventure, chewy theoretical physics, realistic angst, serious stakes leavened by hilarious snark. The kind of book smart kids will love." - N.K. Jemisin, The Inheritance Trilogy

E. C. Myers debut novel, Fair Coin, comes to the Young Adult shelf in a bookstore near you in March. Epraim is horrified when he comes home from school one day to find his mother unconscious from a suicide attempt. Even more disturbing is the reason for it: the dead boy she identified at the hospital that afternoon--a boy who looks exactly like him. While examining his dead double's belongings, Ephraim discovers a strange coin that makes his wishes come true each time he flips it. But Ephraim soon realizes that the coin comes with consequences--several wishes go disastrously wrong.

"The first book in the remix of Mark Chadbourn's work offers aJack of Ravens more gritty take on a war between good, evil and indifference. Think the spirit of V for Vendetta mixed with Neal Stephenson's historicism and infused by the spirit of Shakespeare's Puck: a featured character certain to invigorate future books." -Edge

Mark Chadbourn beings the Kingdom of the Serpent trilogy with British Fantasy Award short-listed Jack of Ravens. Jack Churchill, archaeologist and dreamer, walks out of the mist and into Celtic Britain more than two thousand years before he was born, with no knowledge of how he got there. Mark Chadbourn gives us a high adventure of dazzling sword fights, passionate romance and apocalyptic wars in the days leading up to Ragnarok, the End-Times: a breathtaking, surreal vision of twisting realities where nothing is quite what it seems.
That's it for this issue. As always, please check out our entire catalog and drop by our blog.

Happy Reading,

Rene Sears
Editorial Assistant, Pyr
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