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AGE OF IRON by Angus Watson

AGE OF IRON Angus Watson

Bloodthirsty druids and battle-hardened Iron Age warriors collide in the first volume of this action-packed historical fantasy trilogy.
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THE BROKEN EYEBrent Weeks

The third explosive novel in the New York Times bestselling Lightbringer series!
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Midnight is in fact coming to Orbit!

Midnight Never ComeWe are delighted to confirm Orbit UK’s acquisition of Marie Brennan’s Midnight Never Come and sequel – two dark and fantastical stories of the faerie court, the first book being set in Elizabethan England.

Midnight Never Come is a lyrical and sinister tale of intrigue and betrayal, seamlessly weaving historical detail with the fantastic. And don’t miss Marie’s massively impressive academic credentials either – a B.A. in anthropology, folklore & mythology from Harvard University, with current projects including a Ph.D. in anthropology and folklore. Whew! As you’d expect with author who bears comparison with authors such as Neil Gaiman, in-house feedback has been just great. ‘Had me hooked from the start’, ‘clever and convincing’ and ‘wonderfully atmospheric’ are just some of the comments received, and I’m looking forward to when it’s unleashed for review.

To give you a taster of the plot, I can reveal the following details . . . In hidden catacombs beneath London, a second Queen holds court: Invidiana, ruler of faerie England, and a dark mirror to the glory above. In the thirty years since Elizabeth ascended her throne, fae and mortal politics have become inextricably entwined, in secret alliances and ruthless betrayals whose existence is suspected only by a few.

That’s it for now but be sure to let us know if you want to know more!

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  1. Cynthia Miller

    November 14, 2007
    at 12:19 am

    This is great news, but when are you going to acquire Jennifer Fallon’s Tide Lords series?

  2. George Walkley

    November 14, 2007
    at 12:28 am

    Hi Cynthia. Thanks for getting in touch. I’m sure you’ll understand that we can’t comment – watch this space though for any updates on all Orbit acquisitions.

  3. GregGuy

    November 14, 2007
    at 2:31 am

    I’m anxiously waiting for the Tide Lords too. Can I read between the lines and take “we can’t comment – watch this space” to mean there will be a happy announcement soon? Yay!

  4. George Walkley

    November 14, 2007
    at 7:14 am

    Greg, thanks for your comment. I’m afraid you shouldn’t read between the lines – it’s a straightforward ‘no comment’ for now. All of our acquisitions are published on the site, so it’s a general ‘watch this space’.

  5. gavsstudio

    November 14, 2007
    at 12:20 pm

    This books sounds amazing! When? When?

  6. George Walkley

    November 14, 2007
    at 12:22 pm

    Gav, we’re publishing in May 2008, and there’ll be some advance copies winging their way to you and other reviewers very soon.

  7. Chris (The Book Swede)

    November 17, 2007
    at 9:44 pm

    It does sound fantastic, as Gav said :D

    (There wasn’t meant to be a “hint, hint!” in that, but it seems to have turned out that way… Oh well! :P

  8. minervasowl

    November 25, 2007
    at 3:09 am

    Sounds like a great read.

    What do I have to do to get on the list of reviewers?

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