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Fade to Black by Francis Knight Release Date
« on: January 19, 2013, 02:51:25 PM »
Our very own forum member, Francis Knight's debut novel Fade to Black is released world wide.  Here's what I found about it on Orbit Books (It sounds amazing! Definitely at the top of my TBR list):

"Presenting: FADE TO BLACK by the estimable Francis Knight, to be released worldwide by Orbit in February 2013.

We’d like to welcome you all to the fantasy world of Mahala. It’s a towering city that rises up from the deep, dark depths of a valley.

Mahala is built up in layers, not across – with streets piled upon streets, and buildings balancing precariously upon buildings. It’s a city that the Ministry rules from its lofty perch at the sunlit summit, and where the forsaken lurk in the shadowy depths of the Pit.

This compelling tale follows the story of Rojan Dizon – a bounty hunter who’s grown up in the shadows of Mahala. Everyone knows he’s a rogue, a womaniser, a shirker of all responsibility. But what they don’t know is that he’s also a pain-mage: someone able to draw magic from his own and other people’s pain. Rojan’s not keen on using his abilities, but when his niece is abducted and taken to the dark depths of the Pit, he’ll be forced to unleash his powers to find her.

We jumped at the chance to publish Fade to Black – because the world that Francis has created just blew us away. It’s both awe-inspiring and vertigo-inducing, and Rojan’s tale makes the story just un-damn-put-downable. Think of the murky atmosphere of Sin City, filled with the action and pace of Brent Weeks or Scott Lynch.

I could go on about it for days, but all you have to know is this: FADE TO BLACK is the fantasy debut to look out for next spring. So remember one and all: That season, black is most definitely back!"

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Re: Fade to Black by Francis Knight Release Date
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 02:55:54 PM »
That really sounds incredibly good. :)
Another bonus point: All three books of the trilogy will get released this year!
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Re: Fade to Black by Francis Knight Release Date
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 11:49:20 AM »
And if you want something a little early.....

I'll be signing at Forbidden Planet on the 21st. http://tinyurl.com/b5pw4wu
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Duellists Trilogy (as Julia Knight) coming soon from Orbit!