With the official US publication date of both Carpathia by Matt Forbeck and Dead Harvest by Chris F. Holm finally upon us and the official UK publication date just a couple of days away, it’s long past time that we posted a couple of free excerpts from the books in question. So here you go.

Here’s what to do: read, enjoy, then proceed immediately to grab the full ebooks from the Angry Robot Webstore / your favourite online retailer or pick up the printed paper edition from your favourite purveyor of physical items. Couldn’t be easier.


by Matt Forbeck

It’s Titanic meets 30 Days of Night.

When the desperate survivors of the Titanic were rescued from the icy waters of the North Atlantic by the passenger steamship Carpathia, they thought their problems were over.

But something was sleeping in the darkest recesses of the rescue ship. Something old. Something hungry.

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Dead Harvest

by Chris F. Holm

Meet Sam Thornton. He collects souls.

Sam’s job is to collect the souls of the damned, and ensure they are dispatched to the appropriate destination. But when he’s sent to collect the soul of a young woman he believes to be innocent of the horrific crime that’s doomed her to Hell, he says something no Collector has ever said before.


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More free excerpts real soon, from April titles The Alchemist of Souls, Omega Point and Costume Not Included.

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