Sunday, September 23, 2012

Novel and Unrelated Bits, aka I said buy Nightworld

 Children of the White Wolf is almost here.  I have my copy, as you can see.  It'll begin circulating through various channels probably within a week, maybe a little more.  Official date is still October 2, but I encourage you to buy it whenever you can.

Also releasing on October 2 is Gold Dust, a new album by Tori Amos.  The songs are orchestrated versions of previous releases and I can tell you from attending the 2011 Night of Hunters concert in Washington DC that the orchestrated versions of many songs sound fantastic.  It's gratifying to me that a new album of hers is in the top 100 for Music on Amazon even before it's been released. Mine's pre-ordered.

In the meantime, if you still haven't purchased Nightworld by Maureen Noel, that's something you should be reading.  The story: a woman who never used to dream now visits a strange place whenever she falls asleep, and takes what she gets there back to the waking world--cuts, bruises, even pregnancy despite never having been impregnated.  By day she is Sapphire, working at a bookstore on a small island off Washington State; by night she is Safire, thief, hunter, killer in a harsh and ravaged world.

The novel's as unconventional as it is intriguing and Sapphire has the kind of snappy personality that makes the narrative click.  The story runs by in a breeze too; give it a read.

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