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Drop Everything and Read Day

Drop Everything and ReadWe’ve partnered up with Amazon.com for a flash sale on 12 April for Drop Everything and Read Day – a great day to sit down and read a book, or at least grab a book so you can read it later.

The amazing books below will be knocked down to $2.50 for the paperback edition, click the titles and covers to find them on Amazon.com. Snap ’em up before they run out, and don’t forget: drop everything!

Steal The Sky by Megan O'KeefeSeven Forges by James A. Moore, artwork by Alejandro ColucciThe Blasted Lands by James A. MooreNecrotech by K. C. AlexanderKojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi

The Deaths Of Tao by Wesley ChuThe Buried Life, by Carrie PatelThe Copper Promise by Jen Williams (US/CAN)Unseemly Science by Rod DuncanBlades Of The Old Empire, by Anna Kashina

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FREE SHORT STORY! The Sixth Kingdom by James A Moore

The Last Sacrifice, by James A. Moore

The spectacular The Last Sacrifice, released this past January, is securing James A Moore as an outstanding voice in the grimdark fantasy subgenre. It’s pretty easy to see why, too. For all of the great worldbuilding and interesting socio-political interactions between characters a big chunk of The Last Sacrifice loves to cause terrible harm and trauma to our dubious heroes. It’s not just them either, the bad guys get their fair share of pain and torture – and the innocent bystanders, too. All of this works to our Jim’s credit though, and is building him a legion of fantasy fans.

For those yet to take the plunge into the world of the Grakhul – or for those eagerly anticipating the second book in the series, Fallen Gods, heading your way early 2018 – you can treat yourself to a new, FREE, short story from James, set in the same world.

The story, entitled The Sixth Kingdom, gives a little history into the Five Kingdoms as told by King Bron, whose task it is to capture our protagonist Brogan after he angers the gods. And honestly, those gods aren’t very nice at all.

To read The Sixth Kingdom head on over to MightyThorJRS blog RIGHT NOW. A cup of tea/tankard of mead to accompany is recommended.

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Fabulous Fantasy Fundraiser

 

Fabulous Fantasy FundraiserOne hundred fantasy authors!

One hundred signed books!

Six lucky winners!

Two auctions!

One amazing charity!

The Booknest is running a festive fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders (aka Médecins Sans Frontières), a charity which carries out vital humanitarian work around the world, providing medical aid where it’s needed the most.

To support this wonderful cause a hundred fantasy authors have donated signed books for two special festive auctions, including Robots Peter McLean, James A Moore, Andy Remic and Jen Williams.

Now YOU get a chance to get your hands on some brilliant books *grabby hands*. So dig deep, donate to a great cause and tell all of your friends, too!

For details of how to enter just click here.

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GoodReads Giveaways: Seven Forges Series

Hello lovely Robots!

Fancy getting your hands on a whole bundle of wonderful books?

Well if you do, you’re in luck! If you head on over to GoodReads, we’re giving away ALL the books in James A. Moore’s Seven Forges Series to celebrate the release of  his new book The Last Sacrifice, the first in The Tides of War series.

Amazing right? That’s 4 books for free! Although there’s a different book scheduled each week, this means you have four chances to win the whole series. Eeeeeek. Below is the date for each giveaway, plus synopsis for each book in the series:

December 1 – 8 Seven Forges (bundle)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Seven Forges by James A. Moore

Seven Forges

by James A. Moore

Giveaway ends December 08, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Synopsis: 

The people of Fellein have lived with legends for many centuries. To their far north, the Blasted Lands are vast, desolate and impassable, but that doesn’t stop the occasional expedition in search of the ancients who once live their and their rumored riches.  Captain Merros Dulver is the first to find a path beyond the great mountains known as the Seven Forges and encounter the half‐forgotten race who live there, who appear to be expecting him. He returns home with an entourage of strangers, but starts to wonder whether his discovery has been a positive one.

 

December 8 – 15 The Blasted Lands (bundle)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Blasted Lands by James A. Moore

The Blasted Lands

by James A. Moore

Giveaway ends November 29, 2016.

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at Goodreads.

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Synopsis:

The Empire of Fellein is in mourning. The Emperor is dead, and their armies have grown soft. Merros Dulver, their newly-appointed – and somewhat reluctant – commander, has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen. Meanwhile, a perpetual storm ravages the Blasted Lands, and a new threat is about to arise – the Broken are coming, and with them only Death.

December 15 – 22 City of Wonders (bundle)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

City of Wonders by James A. Moore

City of Wonders

by James A. Moore

Giveaway ends December 22, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Synopsis:

Old Canhoon, the City of Wonders, is facing a population explosion as refugees from Tyrne and Roathes alike try to escape the Sa’ba Taalor. All along the border between the Blasted Lands and the Fellein Empire, armies clash and the most powerful empire in the world is pushed back toward the old Capital. From the far east, the Pilgrim gathers an army of the faithful, heading for Old Canhoon, where the imperial family struggles against enemies old and new. In the distant Taalor valley, Andover Lashk continues his quest and must make a final decision, while at the Mounds, something inhuman is awakened and set free.

December 22 – 29 The Silent Army (bundle)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Silent Army by James A. Moore

The Silent Army

by James A. Moore

Giveaway ends December 29, 2016.

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at Goodreads.

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Synopsis:

The City of Wonders has been saved and the Silent Army is risen, ready to defend the Fellein Empire and Empress Nachia at any cost. The power that was hidden in the Mounds is on the move, seeking a final confrontation with the entities that kept it locked away since the Cataclysm. Andover Lashk has come to accept his destiny and prepares to journey back to Fellein. The Sa’ba Taalor continue their domination over each country and people they encounter, but the final conflict is coming: The Great Wave of the Sa’ba Taalor stands to destroy an empire and the Silent Army prepares to stop them in their tracks.

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Nook ‘Start-a-Series’ Promo: Seven Forges

Seven Forges

It’s getting to that time of year where the leaves change colour, the air gets colder and all you want to do is snuggle down on the sofa and read a good book.

Heh, who are we kidding, we always want to snuggle down and read a good book, but that’s by-the-by. New books are brilliant and Nook know this, which is why they’re holding a ‘start-a-series’ promotion on our lovely James A Moore’s Seven Forges, which will be available for just $1.99.

The promotion will be on from Sept 13 – 17 (inclusive) so make sure to swing by and grab yourself a copy of the book described as “an excellent, enjoyable, and thoroughly entertaining fantasy debut.

 

 

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Book Signing: James A Moore

The Silent Army by James A. Moore

James A Moore, grade A material robot and author of the Seven Forges series (among many, many other novels) will be holding a signing tomorrow, May 7 at Jabberwocky bookstore in Newburyport, MA to celebrate the US release of The Silent Army, the fourth book in the series.

For those who have missed out on reading this epic fantasy so far, the night will provide a perfect introduction to Fellein Empire and the Sa’ba Taalor. Here’s what some lovely people have had to say about the series:

“Truly this is turning into a series to be reckoned with.”
Lynn’s Book Blog

“Moore has created a brilliantly realised world here; his characters continue to get better with each book. It’s still exciting, it’s still fresh, and brilliantly vivid. Fantasy does not get much better than this.”
Morpheus Tales

 “He does some fresh, counterintuitive things with the genre conventions. More than once, he startled me into saying out loud, ‘I didn’t see that coming.’”
Black Gate

For more information visit the Jabberwocky events page.

And here’s your handy map to get you to the event. We hope to see you there!

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Nook Deals until 31st December

The B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog’s #RobotChristmas might be over now, however you can still catch a couple of great Nook Deals on selected Angry Robot titles. We just love to treat you guys!

Each of the below are now on offer over at Nook Books for $2.99 each:

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne LyleThe Alchemist of Souls

When Tudor explorers returned from the New World, they brought back a name out of half-forgotten Viking legend: skraylings. Red-sailed ships followed in the explorers’ wake, bringing Native American goods – and a skrayling ambassador – to London. But what do these seemingly magical beings really want in Elizabeth I’s capital?

Mal Catlyn, a down-at-heel swordsman, is seconded to the ambassador’s bodyguard, but assassination attempts are the least of his problems. What he learns about the skraylings and their unholy powers could cost England her new ally – and Mal Catlyn his soul.

“With an effective mix of espionage, backstage drama, and mystery, Lyle provides compelling drama in an intriguing setting.”
Publishers Weekly

“…gives Shakespeare’s London an alternate-history twist … A lively, readable debut.”
– David Langford, Telegraph.co.uk

A gem of a first novel…I felt as if I walked those smelly Tudor streets as strongly as I’ve felt it reading writers like Mantel or Peter Ackroyd…Anne Lyle has given us the Elizabethan London we know from reading history and Shakespeare; but she’s also created a London that has just enough strangeness in its shadows to keep us anticipating wonder.”
– Richard Kellum, Elf Machines From Hyperspace

The The Bookman - buy it now!Bookman

When his beloved is killed in a terrorist atrocity committed by the sinister Bookman, young poet Orphan becomes enmeshed in a web of secrets and lies. His quest to uncover the truth takes him from the hidden catacombs of a London on the brink of revolution, through pirate-infested seas, to the mysterious island that may hold the secret to the origin, not only of the shadowy Bookman, but of Orphan himself…

“The Bookman is a delight, crammed with gorgeous period detail, seat-of-the-pants adventure and fabulous set-pieces.”
The Guardian

“The writing is beautiful and flows so well you’ll be farther along the journey than you realize when you finally come up for air.  Tidhar had me engaged throughout the book; from the set up during the first part, where he introduces us to his alternate Britain and its inhabitants, to the rollicking excitement of Orphan as he seeks out the Bookman and finally, to the climax where answers to mysteries are revealed and the whole grand design is wrapped up in a big, bodacious bow.”
Benito Corral Reviews

“…an intelligent, clever book, that creates a wonderfully complex secondary world … as well-constructed as a Swiss cuckoo clock and as readable as any genre fiction being written today.”
Red Rook Review

 

Seven Forges by James A. Moore, artwork by Alejandro Colucci
Seven Forges

Seven Forges

The people of Fellein have lived with legends for many centuries. To their far north, the Blasted Lands, a legacy of an ancient time of cataclysm, are vast, desolate and impassable, but that doesn’t stop the occasional expedition into their fringes in search of any trace of the ancients who once lived there… and oft-rumoured riches.

Captain Merros Dulver is the first in many lifetimes to find a path beyond the great mountains known as the Seven Forges and encounter, at last, the half‐forgotten race who live there. And it would appear that they were expecting him.

As he returns home, bringing an entourage of the strangers with him, he starts to wonder whether his discovery has been such a good thing. For the gods of this lost race are the gods of war, and their memories of that far-off cataclysm have not faded.

“James A. Moore dedicates Seven Forges in part ‘to the memory of Fritz Leiber and Robert E. Howard for the inspiration.’ That dedication sets the bar high, and caused me a bit of readerly apprehension, because so many writers have imitated badly those two greats of the sword and sorcery tradition. Moore is far more than an imitator, though. He does some fresh, counterintuitive things with the genre conventions. More than once, he startled me into saying out loud, ‘I didn’t see that coming.’”
Black Gate

Seven Forges is an excellent, enjoyable, and thoroughly entertaining fantasy debut into a new world of swords and sorcery, complete with romance, intrigue, and danger.”
Attack of the Books

Wow, that twist. In some ways I think I should have seen it coming, and I kind of did, butSeven Forges just lulled me into security and BAM! Craziness!”
– Anya, On Starships and Dragonwings

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Angry Robot Invades B&N’s SF & F Blog

Xmas_AngstromHo, ho, ho! Merry (almost) Christmas!

Although for eleven months of the year we are angry, seething robots, threatening to overthrow earth’s puny leaders and instil some cybernetic terror from our orbital death platform, we’re actually pretty merry when it comes to the holidays.

I mean, look at Angstrom’s excellent Santa hat. Nothing screams ‘Joyeux Noël’ like a robot wearing a jolly hat, eh?

Do you know what else gets us in the holiday mood? Offering you guys something a little bit different. Which is why we’ve teamed up with the B&N Sci-Fi &Fantasy blog to offer you a little slice of holiday joy each (work) day, in the run-up to Christmas.

From today (Dec 3rd) until 18th December we’re going to be bringing you a short seasonal story each day from some of our top writers. Even more exciting, we’re going to be offering a discount on selected Angry Robot titles by the authors themselves over at Nook. There’ll also be a competition each day over on Twitter, to win the day’s author’s book in physical form.

Phew. Now don’t you dare say we’re too angry for seasonal cheer!

Below is our line up of yuletide elves, who have all been diligently scribbling to bring you some festive flash fic. Following the grid from top left, click each author to be taken through to their festive story, like your own little Christmas advent. The links will be updated each day.

Here are the books on offer for just $2.99 throughout the period:

The Ark 
Graft (pre-order)
The Blasted Lands (Bonus: Seven Forges is $2.99 in a separate Nook Deal)
Steal the Sky (pre-order)
Windswept
Peacemaker
Drake (pre-order)
The Buried Life
Flex
United States of Japan (pre-order)
The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter
If Then

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Angry Robot Author signings

Our Robot Authors are out and about in force over the next couple of weeks, with signings across the US. It might be getting cold outside but hey, what could be a better reason for leaving your house than seeing your favourite author and munching on some nibbles? Nothing. That’s what.

Check below for signings, readings and Q&A spots for James A Moore, Carrie Patel and Patrick S Tomlinson. Various authors will also be attending World Fantasy Con this weekend but that’s a story for another post.

James A Moore. He rocks!James A Moore:

November 3
Andover Bookstore, Andover MA
7pm onwards

Join James A Moore, author of the Seven Forges series, and Christopher Golden, author of Dead Ringers, for an evening of signings, readings and merriment to celebrate the launch of both City of Wonders – the third in the Seven Forges series – and Dead Ringers. Rumour has it snacks, quizzes and prizes will be abound.

James and Christopher are two of the three hosts of podcast Three Guys with Beards. Tune in here to listen to their opinions on books, movies and pop culture, from their unique perspective as writers of speculative fiction.

Event page

November 15
Pandemonium Books & Games, Cambridge MA
7 pm – 10pm

James A Moore and Christopher Golden are back! This time at Pandemonium Books & Games in Cambridge. Both authors will be reading from their forthcoming novels and answering questions from curious minds. Books will be available to purchase/have signed on the night.

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The Author, Carrie PatelCarrie Patel:
November 14
Borderlands Books, San Francisco CA
7.30 – 9.30pm (doors open from 6.30pm)

Join io9’s Charlie Jane Anders, as she hosts the ever-popular Writers with Drinks. This time around Carrie Patel, author of The Buried Life and Cities & Thrones will be joining in with the fun. There will be copies of both novels for signing purposes.

NB: Carrie will also be doing an informal drop-by at the store between 12 noon and 2pm.

Event page

 

The Author, Patrick S. TomlinsonPatrick S Tomlinson:
5 November
A Room of One’s Own, Madison WI

Patrick will be launching The Ark over at A Room of One’s Own. Make sure to pop along for a reading, followed by Q&A session and have your brand new copy of The Ark signed.

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6 November
Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee WI
7pm onwards 

Patrick will be appearing at Boswell Book Company to do a reading and then talk all things The Ark. If you’re lucky you might even get some of Patrick’s stellar stand-up comedy on the side!

NB: There will be an after party at 42 Lounge.

7 November
The Book Cellar, Chicago IL
7pm onwards

Come down to The Book Cellar to chat with Patrick about The Ark, as he rounds off his mini book tour in Chicago. There will be a reading and Q&A session, with books available for signing.

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James A. Moore: We love him so much, we’ve signed a new trilogy

James A Moore. He rocks!When James A. Moore, author of the Seven Forges series, came to us with a synopsis for a new trilogy we caught him in a holding device and threatened him until he promised to stay with us for The Tides of War.  We’re happy to announce that James quickly caved from our various methods and The Last Tides, book number one in the trilogy, will be out in autumn 2016.

First though, James will be finishing his current Seven Forges trilogy, with the final book, City of Wonders, due for publication in November.

James: “After careful negotiations, Angry Robot has agreed to return my puppies unharmed. That is, the great folks over at Angry Robot Books have convinced me that my continuing to work with them in the publishing field would be mutually beneficial and has promised me many, many opportunities to speak with my family on the phone in exchange for my complete cooperation. I could not possibly be happier than I am at this moment, knowing that the three severed fingers were, in fact, merely props leftover from a movie and that no children were actually harmed in the course of our negotiations. Our Robot Overlords continue to ask only undying loyalty in exchange for the chance to serve, and really, what more could anyone want in this world? I’m delighted, of course, and look forward to seeing what other chaos we can generate together.’

Marc: “Jim Moore is one of the all-time good guys to work with. Already a master of sinister dark fantasy and horror, it turns out he’s really good at epic fantasy too. We’ve still got two more titles to publish in the Seven Forges sequence, but I’m so pleased we’ve been able to sign him up for this brand new series of everyday warriors caught up in empire-spanning events too.”

More details on the new series can be found over at Fantasy Faction.

If you’d like to catch up with Jim in person, he’ll holding his inaugural Writers’ Coffeehouse meet in Massachusetts on 15 September with Christopher Golden. More details can be found here.

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City of Wonders Cover Reveal!

We do love a good book cover at Angry Robot HQ, and today we’re delighted to share with you the stunning new cover for James A Moore’s hotly anticipated new novel, City of Wonders.

Thanks go to the brilliant Alejandro Colucci, whose work on James’ last cover, The Blasted Lands, earned him a Gemmell Award nomination.

James: “I have loved every cover that Alejandro Colucci has done! He is an amazing artist. That said, finally seeing  Swech illustrated, makes me very happy. The covers for all three of the books has been spot on and Swech is no exception. Swech should be a powerful figure! By my count she has killed more people than anyone else in the book! I couldn’t be happier with her portrayal on the cover for City of Wonders.”

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Third in the Seven Forges series, City of Wonders is a must for all fans of epic fantasy.

Here’s the official blurb:

Old Canhoon, the City of Wonders, is having a population explosion as refugees from Tyrne and Roathes alike try to escape the Sa’ba Taalor. All along the border between the Blasted Lands and the Fellein Empire armies clash and the most powerful empire in the world is pushed back toward the old Capital. From the far east the Pilgrim gathers an army of the faithful, heading for Old Canhoon.

In Old Canhoon itself the imperial family struggles against enemies old and new as the spies of their enemies begin removing threats to the gods of the Seven Forges and prepare the way for the invading armies of the Seven Kings. In the distant Taalor valley Andover Lashk continues his quest and must make a final decision, while at the Mounds, something inhuman is awakened and set free.

War is Here. Blood will flow and bodies will burn.

The book will be released in November, so now just to wait until then *taps fingers*. However if you’d like the chance to read the book hot off the press, then enter the competitions running at Adventures Fantastic and The Book Plank.

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