First review of Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead is out — from Alan Baxter on Goodreads:
This deep dark fantasy novel is really quite an achievement by the author. It’s a narrative that is complex and fascinating and demands the reader’s attention. That’s not to say it’s hard to read, but the complexity of ideas is quite staggering and the writing fluid and powerful. Hood has managed something very different with this book and I highly recommend it.
I just noticed that Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead is now available in paperback on various online sites, including Amazon US, Amazon UK, Book Depository, Barnes & Noble, and the publisher’s website, Wildside Press.
Not on the Australian sites yet, but hopefully will be.
An e-book version is to follow.
Three tales set in Tharenweyr — the world of Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead — are now available for you to read as free digital downloads (PDF, epub and mobi formats).
The stories (I call them “Fragments”, even though they are not fragmentary but full stories) are:
- Dark Witness
- Garuthgonar and the Abyss (a novella)
The cover of Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead is officially out, resplendent with fantastic original artwork by multi-Hugo Award-winning artist, Bob Eggleton.
Here’s the full wraparound cover of the trade edition. Click on it to get the full effect:
Few do water — not to mention monsters — as well as Bob!
Galley proofs of Fragments turned up in my inbox yesterday. This is exciting news and though there is still no definite date for the book’s release, it indicates that it might be available before Christmas.
I’ve just added a few notes outlining how 18th Century British artist and poet, William Blake, and his ideas about the nature of reality influenced the development of Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead. Read all about it here.
The final manuscript version of Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead, having undergone several re-writes, a full structural edit, more re-writing and several subsequent edits, has been delivered to the publisher. The book is due out in 2012 from Borgo Press, in both hard form and e-formats. The exact date of publication is as yet uncertain, but will be announced on this site as soon as known.