February 18, 2013
The Devil's Looking Glass is the thrilling conclusion to Mark Chadbourn's Swords of Albion trilogy. England's greatest spy, Will Swyfte, must race to find the alchemist Dr. Dee before the Fae find him first.
|The Devil's Looking Glass|
James Bond adventure in the court of Queen Elizabeth!
"...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..."
"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
"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
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. And so 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.
If you missed the beginning of the Swords of Albion, check out our coupon below to get The Silver Skull half-off!
|Pyr Around the Web|
K.V. Johansen (Blackdog
) visits Fantasist Enterprises
to discuss how the tension of edges and boundaries creates magic.
"(Edges) are zones of transformation where things can or might or should happen, the places where change is found, and change coming for good or ill to a character or to their world is what drives stories."
The audiobook for Clay and Susan Griffith's The Greyfriar
, performed by James Marsters, has been nominated for the Audie Award
in the Paranormal Audiobook category! Congratulations to the Griffiths and Mr. Marsters!
|Coming Next Month!|
Just because she's confined to the planet, doesn't mean she can't reach for the stars.
"Action, rich archaeological detail and respectfully levelheaded disability portrayal, refreshingly free from symbolism and magical cures, make this stand out."
-Kirkus Reviews starred review
"I can't wait to share [this book] with other readers stateside.... Jarra's chatty voice carries the tale, but the unusual universe--each space colony has its own social mores and language--is what distinguishes it. It's also a college story, complete with dorm room canoodling and incipient romance. Great fun, and truly innovative."-The Book Smugglers
"This top-notch young adult tale will appeal to readers of all ages as it deals with prejudice on an impressive, believable scale.... The world and character building are imaginative, the storyline inventive and the action will hold your attention to the last page."
-Monsters and Critics
2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. Eighteen-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can't travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make. She's an "ape," a "throwback," but this is one ape girl who won't give in.
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