Friday 16 July 2010

Jon on Books

Hello Again

You can find a guest-blog entry over on Andy Remic's site, where I discuss my love of all things book-related.


Thursday 15 July 2010


Hulloh Again

You know, some people say awfully nice things about our books. Which makes us very happy. So we thought we'd share some words of loveliness with you concerning our fine publications:

Un: Bound very much enjoyed The Infernal Game: Ghost Dance by Rebecca Levene, calling it a "clever and enjoyable read." You too can experience the thrills of this horror and espionage series which is out now.

They also said some nice things about No Man's World: Black Hand Gang by Pat Kelleher. In fact Pat's novel is going down a storm, rating a 4 star review in the next issue of SFX no less.

Graeme's Fantasy Book Review also very much enjoyed the novel, calling it a "thoroughly entertaining tale that promises great things for the future."

Meanwhile, our beloved zombies have been gathering good press. Jasper Barke's Tomes of The Dead: Way of The Barefoot Zombie has been described as an "entertaining and gruesome read" by our friends at Shroud Magazine.

For anyone enjoying our zombie line, please note that Weston Ochse is signing and touring to promote the brilliant Tomes of The Dead: Empire of Salt. If you can make it, go along to one of these events and say 'hi' to Weston and purchase his superb novel.

Last, but not least (obviously not least, for this is a book from the pen of your editor-in-chief!!!) some very kind people have read the book what I done gone wrote (in crayon, on the back of napkins, which is the only thing they allow me in my cell) and The Book Inn Review say of Call of Kerberos that it's "a great introduction for Oliver as a novelist", while Mass Movement Magazine say "freaking awesome [...] 5 out of 5 stars!" I think I love them.

Anyhew, that's all for now. As you were.

Jonathan Oliver

Coming Soon from Abaddon

Hello there

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

Jonathan Oliver

3 for 2 and Ghost Dance review!

Oh, that title rhymes! I'm a poet and I didn't know it [/cheesy]. Anyway, there's a nice review of The Infernal Game: Ghost Dance just here at Unbound Books.

Ghost Dance was released yesterday in the US, Canada and the UK!

Also, we've got all Abaddon Books going on a 3 for 2 promotion at the Waterstones website right now! As Pornokitsch just excitedly pointedly out over on their twitter account, that means you can get The Infernal Game: Cold Warriors AND The Infernal Game: Ghost Dance, and also one for a friend! (Or grab another Abaddon book for yourself if you're less generous, like me...)

Ghost Dance came out in the UK yesterday. Of course, some lucky reviewers got their copies first...