So this week, our lovely readers, I have been manically busy, running around the office like a headless chicken (because that sounds better than sitting at my desk like a headless chicken – which does not work as an analogy, but is, perhaps, more truthful). So goes the life of an editorial assistant though *sighs dramatically*. Luckily, I love this job, and I like organising stuff, or this would all resemble a MESS OF EPIC PROPORTION.If I had to pick a highlight of this week though, it would be the announcement of the lovely @snorrikristjans as the next in our long line of prestigious authors. Check out the full announcement here. Those of you who were at the fantasy-faction evening with Myke Cole, Peter Brett and Joe Abercrombie, will likely have met Snorri there, as the mere mention of Joe Abercrombie was enough to convince him to attend. But as we are now officially allowed to chat about his book, I’m going to do that now.
The Swords of Good Men is a Viking fantasy novel. Our first novel of that ilk, in fact, and it’s awesome. It’s got a mad king determined to bring the White Christ to the masses, a mysterious and beautiful woman drawing the souls of dead warriors to her cause, a gentle blacksmith with dangerous blood and a young hero, who has a lot to learn about the cruelty of the world. And they’re all converging on Steinvik, a place where your enemies do not necessarily reside outside the walls . . . It’s fast, vicious and reminiscent of Joe Abercrombie – I advise you to keep an eye on this one, young padawan. If you’d like to catch up with Snorri, you can chat to him on twitter @SnorriKristjans or head to his website, www.snorrikristjansson.com, or catch him at FantasyCon this year; if you’re going come say hi!
In the mean time, I hope everyone is enjoying this week’s BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY over on our Twitter feed @jofletcherbooks and those of you that enjoy horror are looking out for Tom Fletcher’s latest novel The Ravenglass Eye, coming out next month, as well as our first epic fantasy novel by David Hair, Mage’s Blood, containing some of the most awesome maps I have ever seen from artist Emily Faccini.
‘Til next week, dear reader, I’m signing out.