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Title: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: ScarletBea on November 28, 2016, 08:22:26 PM
The new trilogy by Jen Williams (The Winnowing Flame) starts on 23 Feb 2017 with the release of The Ninth Rain:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CyIXVkwWEAAMezT.jpg)

"The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now its streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces – talk about a guilt trip. Better to be amongst the living, where there are taverns full of women and wine.

When eccentric explorer, Lady Vincenza ‘Vintage’ de Grazon, offers him employment, he sees an easy way out. Even when they are joined by a fugitive witch with a tendency to set things on fire, the prospect of facing down monsters and retrieving ancient artefacts is preferable to the abomination he left behind.

But not everyone is willing to let the Eboran empire collapse, and the adventurers are quickly drawn into a tangled conspiracy of magic and war. For the Jure’lia are coming, and the Ninth Rain must fall…"

 :D
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: The Gem Cutter on November 28, 2016, 08:27:56 PM
Congratulations Jen! Looking forward to it!

This makes me feel like the White Rabbit with my pocket watch "I'm late! I'm late!" I'm so behind in my reading that February release seems like tomorrow! But I'll get there / here!
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: sennydreadful on November 29, 2016, 09:36:36 AM
Hooray! Equal parts excitement and terror  ;D
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: CameronJohnston on November 30, 2016, 12:38:14 PM
Is it here yet? Is it? Is it???
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: sennydreadful on November 30, 2016, 02:05:41 PM
Is it here yet? Is it? Is it???

Noooope.

But nearly! ;)
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: sennydreadful on December 01, 2016, 02:51:46 PM

And we've set a date for the launch - 23rd of February at Forbidden Planet in London  8)

https://forbiddenplanet.com/events/2017/02/23/join-jen-williams-launching-ninth-rain/ (https://forbiddenplanet.com/events/2017/02/23/join-jen-williams-launching-ninth-rain/)
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: H.A Betancourt on January 16, 2017, 04:54:04 PM
I'm looking forward to this one!
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: Rostum on February 19, 2017, 07:16:52 PM
Bumped to the top as it happens Thursday.

18:00-19:00 23/2/17 Forbidden Planet Megastore somewhere near the theatres.
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: sennydreadful on February 19, 2017, 09:00:01 PM
Bumped to the top as it happens Thursday.

18:00-19:00 23/2/17 Forbidden Planet Megastore somewhere near the theatres.

Plus pub afterwards! ;)
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: Rostum on February 19, 2017, 10:21:24 PM
Sadly I am working until 10:00 unless they cancel my shift as they did Friday.  :o

I guess you will get lots of support from the SRFC though?

Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: sennydreadful on February 20, 2017, 09:48:13 AM
Sadly I am working until 10:00 unless they cancel my shift as they did Friday.  :o

I guess you will get lots of support from the SRFC though?


We shall see I suppose!
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: Rostum on February 20, 2017, 01:17:05 PM
@Nestat @Nighteyes Beer and books!
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: Peat on February 20, 2017, 01:39:17 PM
I do have these book tokens burning a hole in me pocket...
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: ScarletBea on February 20, 2017, 04:08:52 PM
I do have these book tokens burning a hole in me pocket...
That's also what I'm going to do :D
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: AnnaStephens on February 23, 2017, 11:05:54 AM
It's TODAAAAYYY!!  ;D ;D ;D

Who's going? I'll be the one in the purple Doctor Who t-shirt - come say hi!

Anna
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: Peat on February 23, 2017, 12:15:08 PM
I'm planning to be there - I shall be wearing a Pittsburgh Penguins hoodie to make myself easily identifiable.
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: ScarletBea on February 23, 2017, 12:18:45 PM
*jealous*
I've checked, and the local Waterstone's doesn't have it - a trip is in order! (I know I could order online, but I want a shop stamp for a free £10 :P)
And my library already ordered a copy :D
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: AnnaStephens on February 23, 2017, 03:00:00 PM
OK, it's now looking like Storm The Ninth Rain, sorry, I mean Storm Doris, is preventing me from travelling to London for the launch.  :'( :'(

I'm going to keep an eye on weather reports and train cancellations and I'll be there if possible, but it's looking very unlikely at the moment.

So to all who go, and to Jen, have a fabulous launch! x
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: Nighteyes on February 23, 2017, 07:42:16 PM
@Nestat @Nighteyes Beer and books!

@Nestat went.  I had to go to a workshop on making moth and butterfly lamps for a Spring Solstice parade.Now I am marking fluffing books.
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: ScarletBea on February 23, 2017, 08:06:48 PM
I had to go to a workshop on making moth and butterfly lamps for a Spring Solstice parade.Now I am marking fluffing books.
This is a great description of a day in the life of Wolfie ;D
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: Nighteyes on February 23, 2017, 08:11:06 PM
I had to go to a workshop on making moth and butterfly lamps for a Spring Solstice parade.Now I am marking fluffing books.
This is a great description of a day in the life of Wolfie ;D

Yesterday I had an in depth discussion about which animals laid eggs. Was quite confident in saying no to wolves but my confidence in saying sharks did was apparently unfounded.
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: Peat on February 23, 2017, 11:35:02 PM
Mr Nestat found me. He is a mine of dangerous ideas.
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: Rostum on February 24, 2017, 01:18:45 AM
Well I joked about them cancelling my shift and they did but Fridays not Thursdays.

I hope the launch went well and beer after?

Just worked out I may need to be in London Thursday next week and its the 2nd. The SRFC was tonight?

one day the planets will align...
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: Nestat on February 25, 2017, 09:35:38 AM
Mr Nestat found me. He is a mine of dangerous ideas.

You're welcome! Always feel free to equip your pickaxe of enquiry and mine the vein of oresomeness.
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: sennydreadful on February 25, 2017, 10:44:01 AM
It was a fabulous evening! So fabulous I spent most of yesterday clinging to the sofa scoffing ibuprofen...

Ignoring my hangover for a moment, it was lovely that so many people came out despite Storm Doris, and I got to practise my new baby griffin doodle many many times.  ;D
Title: Re: Release Date: 23 Feb 2017 - The Ninth Rain, by Jen Williams
Post by: ScarletBea on February 25, 2017, 02:01:00 PM
My local Waterstone's didn't have it, so they've just ordered it for me :D
And the guy was saying that they'd ordered it for someone else yesterday too!

I know I could buy it online, but if I can, I like to give sales to the local bricks and mortar shop :)