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. Read the rest of this entry
Three Crow Press is proud to announce the release of Lynn Flewelling’s long anticipated short story collection, Glimpses.
Glimpses is a collection of Nightrunner short stories illustrated by fan-created art chosen by Lynn for the book. Lynn Flewelling’s Glimpses explores “lost” moments from her popular Nightrunner Series, events alluded to or passed over – Alec’s parents and childhood, Seregil’s early liaisons in Skala, Seregil and Alec’s first night as lovers, how Seregil and Micum Cavish met.
Each story offers a new perspective on events readers have speculated about for years. For new readers, it offers an introduction to the characters Romantic Times calls “two of the most memorable heroes in fantasy.”
Professional and amateur art provided by Flewelling’s fans accompany Glimpses’ stories, as she honors the dedication and devotion her fans have given her over the years.
Glimpses can be purchased in print at Lynn’s eStore and ebook formats at Amazon (print version to follow) and at Smashwords (Glimpses is currently coming in at #2 of Smashword’s best seller’s list). I’ll update with more links later as the book gets pushed out to Amazon Print, Book Depository and other bookstores. Read the rest of this entry
I am advocating a day without starbucks. I know. Sounds horrid.
But it’s for a good cause. A dollar. Five dollars. Anything would help.
Ii guess this is kind of personal for me because I have a dearly loved friend who fought so hard to bring his first baby girl home safe and healthy.
Sso… if you can help with the adoption fee from the orphanage, they’d appreciate it. There IS a drawing. Be sure to enter for one of the prizes.
If you can pass on the link to your blog or twitter or email, please do so. Thanks.
There are two types of sushi one orders when going to a sushi restaurant for the first time. Mind you, this is a family tradition of ours so the results of this test are wholly subjective but I was raised to test a sushi chef’s ability to make the two most basic of sushi; inari and kappa.
For those not familiar with these, inari is a sushi made out of a sweetened tofu pocket and stuffed with sushi rice; sometimes with blanched green bean and carrot slivers. Kappa is a cucumber roll; sushi rice rolled around a partially de-skinned column of de-seeded cucumber wrapped in nori (seaweed).
Not coincidentally, these are also the two types of sushi that most children are fed when they are younger. Since I come from a family of storytellers (I’m being generous. Most people say we just talk a lot), the legends behind these sushi often came before the dish. Read the rest of this entry
How I love Japanese Curry. I also love the sacrifice these vegetables make to bring me this curry. All hail the potatoe. May we all be so honourable in our lives.
Fantasy author Lynn Flewelling, creator of the Nightrunner series and the Tamir Trilogy, has announced plans to publish an illustrated chapbook under Three Crow Press. She is currently requesting submissions for high quality fan art.
From Ms. Flewelling:
“I’m putting out a call. I will use up to twenty illustrations. You can work from the thumbnails below, create a portrait, or follow your own muse. All must be black and white or grey scale. No porn (R-rated ok). No chibi illustrations.”
Stories to be included in the chapbook are:
“By the River”
Characters: young Seregil and Micum (S= nineteen or so, M=early 20s)
Scenes: by a river in a forest. Eating around campfire.
“The Bond” (The first time intimacy story)*
Characters: Seregil and Alec, Micum, Kari, Stalking Darkness time period.
Scenes: Watermead, Watermead guest bedroom (night), working with Micum with horses. Please keep all illustrations R or less rated.
“Currently Untitled Nysander and Seregil Meeting Story”*
(NOT an intimate Nysander/Seregil story!! )
Characters: Nysander, young Seregil (18 or so), Idrilain and children, young Phoria and Korathan.
Scenes: Idrialian’s private garden (N, S, I, children, baby Klia), rainy palace garden (Seregil and Nysander), Nysander’s workroom, Nysander’s sitting room.
Format: High quality JPG or PNG files only. B/W or gray scale only. Any color art will be reproduced in gray scale.
Deadline to submit illustrations: June 30, 2010
Art will be chosen by Lynn Flewelling. Winning artists will receive one signed contributor’s copy and credit in the chapbook. Please contact Ms. Flewelling with any questions: email@example.com
The White Road, the latest book in the Nightrunner series, can be purchased on Amazon or at other fine bookstores.
* These stories have never before published. and will be new in print.
Irish Crime. Irish Myths.
On Thursday 10th June at 6:30 PM, No Alibis Bookstore in Belfast, No. Ireland, is pleased to invite you to the launch of Irish crime fiction anthology, Requiems for the Departed, edited by Gerard Brennan and Mike Stone.
Meet Authors: Brian McGilloway, Stuart Neville, Arlene Hunt, T.A. Moore, John McAllister, Tony Baillie and Garbhan Downey.
Requiems for the Departed contains seventeen short stories, inspired by Irish mythology, from some of the finest contemporary writers in the business.
Watch the children of Conchobar return to their mischievous ways, meet ancient Celtic royalty, and follow druids and banshees as they are set loose in the new Irish underbelly, murder and mayhem on their minds.
Featuring top shelf tales by Ken Bruen, Maxim Jakubowski, Stuart Neville, Brian McGilloway, Adrian McKinty, Sam Millar, John Grant, Garry Kilworth, T.A. Moore and many more.
Along with co-editor Gerard Brennan (of Crime Scene NI fame), we’re expecting appearances from the following contributors: Brian McGilloway, Stuart Neville, Arlene Hunt, T.A. Moore and Garbhan Downey, so this is sure to be an evening to remember.
NO ALIBIS BOOKSTORE
83 BOTANIC AVENUE
BELFAST BT7 1JL