Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nerd News: The Dread

Up early? Couldn't sleep? Me neither. Who could on a day like this? After all...its Gail Z. Martin release day!

That's right! The much anticipated second novel in the Fallen Kings Cycle, The Dread is out today in trade paperback from Orbit Publishers. Many readers of mine (maybe) will recall that I did a review of the prequel to that novel last April right here at home on The Squealing Nerd. You can go to a review of The Sworn here

I personally can't wait to see how deep in doo-doo the Summoner King Tris Drayke and his friends are in this latest gem from Martin. The first five novels, or The Chronicles of the Necromancer, were a fabulous edition to my bookshelves. Swashbuckling adventure, gorgeous men, strong female characters and an intoxicating mix of suspense and humor have kept me coming back for more since 2008. 

By the time I got to Martin, she had already published three novels: The Summoner, The Blood King, and Dark Haven. I have not been so engrossed in a fantasy series since I first started reading Raymond E. Feist, and I haven't waited this patiently for a novel release since last year, and also for the Forgotten Realms War of the Spider Queen series between 2001 and 2004. 

And so, my readership, do not wait! Go get The Dread! And if you don't like reading a series out of order, The Chronicles of the Necromancer are available on audiobook from Audible and for the Nook and Kindle. Also, interested in starting but not at the beginning? The Sworn was designed to be a stand-alone or introductory novel beginning The Fallen Kings Cycle, and its also available on the Nook, Kindle and as an audiobook.  

Stop by the new Squealing Nerd site for an update, along with this week/month's blog event!

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