Announcing 2 New Releases from Anarchy Books – and a very special $0.99/£0.99 celebratory offer!!!

SPIRAL and DARKNESS – Press Release

Announcing 2 New Releases from Anarchy Books – and a very special $0.99/£0.99 celebratory offer!!!

26th July marks a very special day at Anarchy Books.

Two books are slated for release –

First, Spiral, the 2003 best-selling (10,000 copies in the first week, beating Tolkien and Pratchett to the No.1 spot, no less!) SF thriller by Andy Remic is due its second NEW AND IMPROVED eBook edition, crammed with lots of extras including: a bonus short story, an interview with Andy Remic, the Spiral “original blurb”, the Spiral “original synopsis”, the original 10,000 word “first chapter”, the infamous deleted “rape scene” (deemed by Orbit as being too controversial for the US market- damn you, US market!!), and also original the original 2003 copy-edit notes – many things that might be of interest to wannabe writers, and fans of the Spiral universe. And all for… $0.99 and £0.99, for a short limited period! Cheap as chips.

And… it’s Andy Remic’s birthday :-)

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SPIRAL

- No. 1 Best-selling SF/Thriller -

First published by Orbit Books in 2003

Now, for the first time, re-edited and presented here with LOTS of extras…

Spiral. A world where nuclear warheads can be hidden in a briefcase… A world where bio-plagues are held suspended in a teardrop… Prepare for Chaos!

In a world where conventional armies are powerless to defend against a single assassin, the secret organisation known as Spiral exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics and rogue states of every faith and political persuasion.

Meet Carter, Spiral’s toughest operative – retired, in self-imposed exile in the Scottish mountains with his dog and a supply of Lagavulin. But Spiral come under vicious attack, its Demolition Squads wiped out with consummate ease, and Carter is visited by former lover Natasha who persuades him to help… but can he trust her?

Dragged back into the shadowy world of global terrorists and assassination, Carter realises Spiral’s enemies are deadly – for they are the Nex, soldiers blended with insect DNA making them almost unstoppable.

From Germany to the UK, from Africa to LA, from Austria to Russia, Carter is dragged further and further into a complicated world puzzle in a battle for civilization’s survival.

And if Carter fails, the world falls with him.

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Second up, we have heroic fantasy saga Darkness by our very own Edward Drake. And get this — it’s being published on his wedding day! So Happy Wedding Day, Mr Drake!!

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DARKNESS

THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY Book 2

by Edward Drake

Castille is a land in ruin. Morrigan and his Paladins have laid waste what once stood, shattering the peace of a hundred years.

Garrick Chilver, newly knighted, along with his companions, set out to find the killer of the last of his family. Together with a murderer, an innocent marked for great power, a veteran of a dozen campaigns, a mysterious sorcerer and two escaped slaves, he will fight to drive back Morrigan’s hellish unleashed nightmares… and avenge those loved ones he has lost.

The Paladins are not the only threat Garrick’s party will face. In the shadows lurk those who wait merely for the right moment to strike at the weakened nation. Corrupt and power-hungry, they see their righteous chance amidst the chaos.

In his pursuit of vengeance, Garrick will lead the knights to the citadel of Rheins, the one defence on the borders of Castille. If the citadel falls, there will be nothing to stop Morrigan’s destructive rage.

The Warrior’s Journey is an epic series of champions and honour, showing what it truly means to be a hero – a shining example of a bright flame ranged against the darkness of chaos!

 

ARCs are now available for reviewers – just email andyremic@outlook.com.

And visit www.anarchy-books.com for more information.

 

 

The Warrior’s Journey – OUT NOW.

The Warrior’s Journey by Edward Drake – out now from Anarchy Books, priced £2.99 / $2.99 in Kindle and EPUB formats.See www.anarchy-books.com for more information and where to buy. “The Warrior’s Journey is an epic fantasy set in a mystical dark age where monsters roam the plains, mages wield powerful sorcery and arguments are settled by the honour of the blade.In the land of Castille, Garrick Chilver is a soldier trained in combat by his honourable father, Sir Nickholi. The tale follows Garrick and his companions, an enslaved pair of outcasts, an old knight returning home to his family, an imprisoned murderer, a young innocent marked for great power, and a mysterious sorcerer – as their land is struck by a series of terrible and catastrophic disasters. As demons and dark sorcerers roam the lands wreaking terror, chaos and death, Garrick and his companions find a common goal in their struggles against the corrupt Brotherhood of Guardians and the evil Paladins of the Gods.

When the person closest to Garrick is slaughtered by the leader of the Paladins, Garrick’s journey of vengeance brings him to the capital of Castille where, alongside its rulers, he will face the true evil that stalks the world…

The Warrior’s Journey is an epic tale of champions and honour, showing what it truly means to be a hero – a shining example of a bright flame ranged against the darkness of chaos!”

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The Warrior’s Journey

The Warrior’s Journey by Edward Drake

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The Warriior’s Journey

 THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY

by Edward Drake

 

The Warrior’s Journey is an epic fantasy set in a mystical dark age where monsters roam the plains, mages wield powerful sorcery and arguments are settled by the honour of the blade.

 

In the land of Castille, Garrick Chilver is a soldier trained in combat by his honourable father, Sir Nickholi. The tale follows Garrick and his companions, an enslaved pair of outcasts, an old knight returning home to his family, an imprisoned murderer, a young innocent marked for great power, and a mysterious sorcerer – as their land is struck by a series of terrible and catastrophic disasters. As demons and dark sorcerers roam the lands wreaking terror, chaos and death, Garrick and his companions find a common goal in their struggles against the corrupt Brotherhood of Guardians and the evil Paladins of the Gods.

 

When the person closest to Garrick is slaughtered by the leader of the Paladins, Garrick’s journey of vengeance brings him to the capital of Castille where, alongside its rulers, he will face the true evil that stalks the world…  

 

The Warrior’s Journey is an epic tale of champions and honour, showing what it truly means to be a hero – a shining example of a bright flame ranged against the darkness of chaos!

Described by fantasy author Ian Graham as, “Fast-paced traditional fantasy… breathless and compelling” this is a good old traditional fantasy tale swaddled in the same oak casket as The Lord of the Rings and fantasy by David Eddings and Raymond Feist.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Writing began as a pastime for Edward, using it over the years as something to avoid real work and study. From this interest a website was created to display his short stories and previews of larger tales; http://edwarddrakefiction.com/

 

Living in the Norfolk countryside, Edward Drake returned to a story he had written several years previously during his studies, a tale of honourable knights, despised kings and beautiful, heroic princesses. Rewriting the novel almost from scratch, Destiny was created as the first in The Warrior’s Journey series.

 

After a brief stint with another publisher, Destiny was rewritten and retitled THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY – to be published by ANARCHY BOOKS in 2013. This will be followed soon after by DARKNESS, Book 2 of THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY, also in 2013, with Books 3 and 4 slated for a 2014 release.

 

Edward Drake has also had a short story, The Cost of Glory, published in the anthology Day of Demons. The Cost of Glory is a fantasy tale set in the world of The Warrior’s Journey, following a sell-sword’s final quest in defeating the demon that plagued him all his life. The success of The Cost of Glory led to the creation of two novelettes focused on the central character, entitled Stormheart:Legend and Stormheart:Myth.

 

You can read more about Edward Drake at http://edwarddrakefiction.com/

 

The Four Realms Update…….

Four Realms Final_500The last six weeks have been hectic… brilliant, but hectic as I promoted The Four Realms.  Seeing your debut novel released to the world is a nerve-racking experience.  Obviously your publisher believes in the book otherwise they would not have offered to publish it, but what of the wider public?

 

I’ve been genuinely delighted by the response.  People seem to be enjoying the novel and saying lovely things about it.

 

A Fantastic Librarian says  “Faulkner’s debut managed to deliver a host of interesting and some downright compelling characters”  ( http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com/2013/01/adrian-faulkner-four-realms.html)

 

WarpcoreSF calls The Four Realms “a thoroughly enjoyable mystery that mashes up modern urban fantasy with aliens and a more traditional fantasy world that’s in a state of gradual modernisation.”  (http://www.warpcoresf.co.uk/the-four-realms.php)

 

All Things Urban Fantasy says “I would highly recommend THE FOUR REALMS to anyone who  wants a twist on the usual sword and sorcery.” (http://allthingsuf.com/2013/01/review-the-four-realms-by-adrian-faulkner.html)

 

The Eloquent Page says “Faulkner has created a great plot that’s very easy to get caught up in. The cast of characters work well and the world that the author has invented is consistently interesting.”

 

I’ve been interviewed over at The Qwillery (http://qwillery.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/interview-with-adrian-faulkner-author.html),  My Bookish Ways (http://www.mybookishways.com/2013/01/interview-adrian-faulkner-author-of-the-four-realms.html), Civilian Reader (http://civilian-reader.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/interview-with-adrian-faulkner.html), and Manga Maniac Café. (http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=7939).

 

I’ve even been on the HeadSpace podcast talking about my writing process. (http://www.writersheadspace.blogspot.co.uk/)

 

Manga Maniac Café also hosted a novel extract. (http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=7970)

 

I’ve written a number of guest posts:  One on the origin of my 82 year old protagonist, Maureen, for A Fantastic Librarian (http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com/2013/01/guest-post-adrian-faulkner-maureen.html) and another on my Worldbuilding for Civilian Reader (http://civilian-reader.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/guest-post-worldbuilding-of-four-realms.html)

But it’s not just bloggers who’ve been talking about the novel,  general readers have been leaving reviews at Amazon and Goodreads as well as contacting me direct.

 

Reader Neil says “Discworld meets Underworld, I loved this book and couldn’t stop reading it”.

 

Kevin says “I really enjoyed your book and was unhappy when I finished and realized I would have to wait for book two”.

 

Dornon says “I’ll certainly read more from this author.  There are touches of genius in this book and it is worth a read so I do recommend it.”

 

But it’s still not over. I’ve got another interview and there’s at least one review from a professional outlet forthcoming.  No wonder the last six weeks have gone by in a flash!

Of course, now the aim is to build upon this and write a new book that’s even better received.  I reckon that’s going to be a tough job but I’m glad to say I’m already well into writing the next book in my perceived series.

And finally, just had another great review over at The Troubled Scribe!!

http://troubledscribe.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/liam-reviews-the-four-realms/

 

Adrian Faulkner, February 2013.

The Four Realms by Adrian Faulkner

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THE FOUR REALMS

by Adrian Faulkner

Published by Anarchy Books www.anarchy-books.com

 

We’re absolutely thrilled and jiggling to announce the upcoming and incoming release of THE FOUR REALMS by Adrian Faulkner. This is a stunning debut novel, absolutely jam-packed with vampire genocide, shape-shifting cephalopods, kick-ass elderly protagonists and shotgun wielding centaurs……

Gail Z. Martin, author of THE DREAD, described Faulkner’s debut novel as “An imaginative foray into a dark world of danger and adventure. Hang onto your hat!”…. and here at Anarchy Books we are super-excited at what we believe is the BEST Anarchy Book yet!!

Advance reader copies are now available for review, and Mr Faulkner is available for interviews, comments and general “book pimping”. Contact anarchy-books@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

Release date: 26th December 2012.

Mobi: ISBN: 978-1-908328-52-6
ePUB: ISBN: 978-1-908328-53-3

PDF copies also available for review.

 

THE FOUR REALMS-

Half-vampire Darwin stumbles across a corpse on the streets of London, and in a pocket discovers a notebook in a mysterious language. Divided between human ethics and vampire bloodlust, Darwin finds himself both condemner and saviour of a race who’ve never considered him one of their own. Now, he must try and lead the survivors to sanctuary in New Salisbury before Mr West completes his genocide of the vampires in his quest to obtain the book…

Maureen Summerglass is eighty-two years old, and a prisoner in her ramshackle home. She is afraid to let people enter in case they discover the oak door in her cellar. Threatened with homelessness and retirement from her job as a gatekeeper between worlds, Maureen breaks protocol when the death of a close friend is covered up… and enters the city of New Salisbury to search for his missing notebook. There, she discovers a world unlike the one of myth and fairy tale she imagined, and instead one of black market economies, brand names and tuk tuks. As she investigates, not only is she in extreme danger, but discovers she may be the first human female able to use magic…

 

Title: The Four Realms
Author: Adrian Faulkner
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 120,000 words
Published by Anarchy Books
Release Date: 26th December 2012
Cover by Matt “Iron-Cow” Cauley
Mobi: ISBN: 978-1-908328-52-6
ePUB: ISBN: 978-1-908328-53-3

A Hi-Res image of the cover can be downloaded from: http://adrianfaulkner.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/four_realms_anarch2.jpg

Halloween Horror Reading by Theresa Derwin

READING AT WATERSTONE’S HIGH ST

Join local horror author Theresa Derwin at Waterstone’s High St, Birmingham on

Saturday 27th October 2012

14:00 – 17:00 on the first floor horror/SF/Fantasy nook

She will be reading short horror stories from her new book Monsters Anonymous from Anarchy Press

Free horror cup cakes for all attendees! Yum!