Well, as we haven't had a few cover updates in a while, how about we do a bunch in one go?
As well you know Pax Britannia goes from strength to strength and next year we see the launch of Pax Britannia: Anno Frankenstein by Jonathan Green (May 2011)
This one is going to be a real rip-snorter; featuring time-travel, espionage, steampunk Nazis and an experiment in the ultimate evil! As ever, the lovely Mr Mark Harrison did the cover and doesn't it look the business?
But, closer to hand we have the stunning conclusion to Paul Kane's post-apocalypse Robin Hood series with The Afterblight Chronicles: Arrowland. This one comes to you in September.
This one feels a bit like a cover for a pulp Western and Mark has perfectly caught the action of the opening chapter, and trust me it gets even madder as the book goes on!
Also, this winter, Abaddon are trying something a bit different. We've decided to release two omnibus editions. The first is The Best of Tomes of The Dead, which features the novels The Words of Their Roaring by Matthew Smith, I, Zombie by Al Ewing and Anno Mortis by Rebecca Levene. This will be hitting shelves late October and will be £9.99 in the UK and $12.99 in the US. So that's three stunning zombie novels for the price of one book. How great is that? Great also is the cover, which our very talented designer Luke Preece put together:
Not only that, but we're releasing Pax Britannia: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Vol 1 which will feature the first three Pax Britannia novels by Jonathan Green; Unnatural History, Leviathan Rising and Evolution Expects. We will soon have a super-sexy cover to show you as Simon Parr (designer-master-general) is currently beavering away on it. Each omnibus edition comes complete with author intros.
And as if you didn't have enough zombie madness to look forward to, check out Gerard Miley's cover for Tomes of The Dead: The Viking Dead by Toby Venables:
Yes, Viking zombies! It had to happen someday and fortunately the talented Mr Venables is the one helming the dragon ship. This beauty hits shelves in April 2011.
And last but not least, here is the cover for Mike Wild's final Twilight of Kerberos Kali Hooper novel The Trials of Trass Kathra (Feb 2011). This by Greg Staples:
Hang on a moment, final you say? FINAL? Don't worry Kerberos fans, we have huge plans for the finale of the series and Mr Mike Wild will be helming the epic conclusion in 2012. We're currently chatting plans but you can expect a massive, big special effects, world shattering novel to wrap up the series, featuring all the characters you've come to love. In the meantime there will also be another Silus Morlader novel by myself called The Wrath of Kerberos and we're trying something a bit special with the conclusion of the Shadowmage series by Matthew Sprange. Watch this space for details.
Anyway, news on new commissions and more upcoming titles soon.
For now, happy reading