It sometimes feels like you have to wait SO long from when a book is acquired until you can share it with other readers (probably because this process does take, oh, around two years…). But I am now delighted to say The Poison Throne (UK I US) was released this month at a bookstore or via an online retailer near you — and you can get an advance peek via an extract here!
We knew the author Celine Kiernan was chock-full of talent, and here are just a couple of quotes from a mountain of early praise.
“Marvellous, vivid writing, and story telling at its absolute best … I was utterly engrossed” Roddy Doyle
“Told with great assurance and attention to detail, this is an exciting, fast-paced story” SFX
“Atmospheric, complex, and intense … this epic starts strong and doesn’t falter” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Eloquent, sharp and lush…set to surprise a lot of readers” SFRevu.com
And Celine has of course visited the Orbit site already, with her really insightful (plus amusing) article on the perils and wonders inherent in being translated, and she’s discussed our covers and what she makes of them, always an interesting subject. We’ll have more Celine Kiernan news in the form of a new and exciting competition which is a bit of an Orbit first, but news to come next week!