Liz Williams’ The Iron Khan

The long awaited release of Liz Williams’ latest Detective Inspector Chen novel, The Iron Khan, is finally almost upon us! However… a soft release of the eBook version is now live! Link to eBook Here.

Being considered a friend to the Emperor of Heaven has its drawbacks — especially when one is Detective Inspector Chen and the Emperor needs assistance in finding the Book, a escaped, self-aware magical artifact with the power to alter the world. Tasked with retrieving the Book before it can alter reality, Chen crosses paths with his former partner, Zhu Irzh who is in hot pursuit of the Iron Khan, an evil, homicidal immortal intent on conquering Asia by any means. While Chen and Zhu are otherwise occupied, Inari — Chen’s demon wife — is whisked away by forces intent on revenge against Chen and ultimately, the Emperor of Heaven. The fantastical deserts of Western China and a mythical city of wonders serve as a backdrop for Chen, Zhu Irzh and Zhu’s lover, Jhai Tserai as they wage an intense, personal war to prevent their worlds from a cataclysmic destruction.

Liz Williams delivers an exotic tapestry of unique urban fantasy — rich with Asian mythology and interesting, fully-formed characters. From the quirky inclusion of a taciturn badger teapot to the luxurious descriptions of Singapore Three, Williams crafts a solid and fantastical world like no other writer in the fantasy genre. Strong storytelling and unexpected plot twists is guaranteed to keep the reader intrigued…and longing for more.

One of the complications of being an independent press is that often times, we’re at the mercy of distribution channels operating on different timelines. This works in the favour of the reader because often times, an eBook is given a soft release before it hits the Kindle, Nook or Sony’s eReader.

This is one of those times! We are proud to announce the inital release of Liz Williams’ The Iron Khan on Smashwords. Link to eBook Here.

Morrigan Books will be following the eBook’s release with a trade paperback available on Amazon, Book Depository and other fine book stores. Look for an announcement on the availability of a limited signed and numbered hardcover edition!

Morrigan will be rolling out the rest of the Detective Inspector Chen series in eBook format over the coming months starting with the first novel; Snake Agent.

If you’ve not read Liz Williams, then you’re truly missing out. An absolutely glorious writer.

Posted on 27 November 2010, in Editor's Notes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The links to Smashwords are malformed.

    So who has the ebook rights to the earlier Chen books? I meant to buy them, but they’ve gone from webscription.

  2. Morrigan Books will be issuing Liz’ back catalogue.

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