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The Crossing
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James Enge Podcast
Prometheus Books and Random House Publisher Services
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50% off Book One of The Swords of Albion!

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February 5, 2013


Out now, Mandy Hager's award-winning The Crossing begins a powerful dystopian Young Adult trilogy. 
The Crossing

The Crossing

A compelling dystopian novel; winner of the 2010 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction


Maryam refused to play by the Rules, and now they're out for her blood...    


"Fast-paced and engaging...Maryam is a strong heroine who stands up to oppressors with little hesitation...Recommend this title to fans of dark dystopian fiction."



"Hager's characters are quite believable as reality and belief collide and some very difficult moral and personal choices must be made. The story is carefully crafted to keep the reader as much in the dark as Maryam...The Crossing will keep you engrossed until the final page and anxious to find out what happens next."

-SF Revu


"The Crossing is a disturbing reminder of racism, the dangers of misplaced belief, and the abuse of power. But most importantly, Hager's story is an example of how tenuous equality can be when humanity is threatened...The imperfect protagonist, the low-key romance that sparks life into a dangerous story, and the urgency the characters carry, make Hager's The Crossing an addicting and thought-provoking read."



"It's a study on humanity, on racism, on slavery, on religion, on the power of fear, and on the power of friendship, love, and trust. And it was almost one of the best dystopian novels I could have ever imagined...Albeit extremely dark, The Crossing breaks many lines that young adult fiction won't cross, making it a pulse-pounding, heart-wrenching dystopia that takes risks and succeeds in almost all of them."

 -Book Brats



The people of Onewere, a small island in the Pacific, know that they are special--chosen by the great Apostles of the Lamb to survive the deadly Tribulation that consumed the Earth. But what the people of Onewere don't know is this: the white elite will stop at nothing to meet their own bloodthirsty needs . . .    


When Maryam crosses from child to woman, she must leave everything she has ever known and make a Crossing of another kind. But life inside the Holy City is not as she had dreamed, and she is faced with the unthinkable: obey the Apostles and very likely die, or turn her back on every belief she once held dear.    


The Crossing is a fast, suspenseful drama underpinned by a powerful and moving story about love and loss.

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James Enge Podcast
A Guile of Dragons

James Enge joins the Adventures in SciFi Publishing Podcast for a two part interview, in which he discusses his signature character Morlock Ambrosius, writing political fiction without proselytizing, the works of Jack Vance, sword and sorcery, and much more.


Part one is available here, and part two here. Check them out!


Prometheus Books to Partner with Random House Publisher Services

Exciting news for Pyr! Our parent company Prometheus Books, has entered into a multiyear sales and distribution partnership with Random House Publisher Services (RHPS), a division of Random House, Inc. Prometheus, a leading independent publisher of a wide breadth of categories, including science, critical thinking, history, psychology, true crime, mystery, and science fiction/fantasy, will begin its partnership with RHPS, effective April 1, 2013.

Vice President of Marketing and Director of Publicity Jill Maxick expands on what this means in this interview.

Coming in February!

The Devil's Looking GlassThe conclusion to two-time British Fantasy Award-winner Mark Chadbourn's Swords of Albion trilogy!


"Fast paced fantasy adventure in a quasi-historical setting - it's not quite our 16th Century after all - from one of the more reliable hands at this kind of adventure."

-Don D'Ammassa's Critical Mass


"...What is on offer here is superior storytelling. In summary, The Devil's Looking Glass delivers a satisfying conclusion to the Swords of Albion sequence."

1593: The dreaded alchemist, magician, and spy Dr. John Dee is missing. Terror sweeps through the court of Queen Elizabeth, for in Dee's possession is an obsidian mirror, an object of great power which, legend says, could set the world afire. The call goes out to celebrated swordsman, adventurer and rake Will Swyfte--find Dee and his looking glass and return them to London before disaster strikes. But when Will discovers the mirror might solve the mystery that has haunted him for years--the fate of his lost love, Jenny--the stakes become acutely personal.  

Did you miss book one? Check out our coupon for The Silver Skull below! 


That's it for this issue. As always, please check out our website and drop by our blog.

Happy Reading,

Rene Sears
Editorial Assistant, Pyr

an imprint of Prometheus Books 

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If you missed the beginning of The Swords of Albion, now's your chance to catch up!                        

For February only, save 50% on Mark Chadbourn's The Silver Skull!

"The new Swords of Albion series, set in an alternate Elizabethan England, gets off to a smashing start. The historical detail sets a believable backdrop, and the main character, a spy, could pass for a fantastical James Bond. Chadbourn sets a fast pace, pitting his characters against supernatural threats with a bit of horror thrown in." -RT Book Reviews

"Two-time British Fantasy Award winner Chadbourn (the Age of Misrule trilogy) offers a grim and decidedly current take on supernatural Elizabethan intrigues...Scenes range from squalid London slums to King Philip's monumental El Escorial palace and the mighty confrontation with the Armada in the English Channel. Readers familiar with cold war spy novels will wryly note Swyfte's visits to Dr. John Dee for the latest in spy technology, la James Bond and Q. Graphic presentations of tortures from the rack to waterboarding recall contemporary issues in national security, carefully contextualized with Swyfte's dilemmas of personal versus professional codes."
-Publishers Weekly
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around the world to stop the ultimate doomsday device...
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