We published four new titles this year in both hardcover and tradepaper, plus a tradepaper edition of a previously published book. We got some great reviews and made a Best of 2014 list. Not bad for our first (almost full) year back from hiatus, I’d say.
Thank you to everyone who helped with these books — authors, editors, artists, designers, reviewers — and especially to our readers! Happy New Year and our sincerest hopes for a prosperous and joyful 2015!
VERDICT A picturesque tropical setting, a mature, intelligent heroine, and a whole lot of action help make this collaboration between Page (Eel River) and the late Lake (Green) a great success. Set in a remote corner of Lake’s Copper Downs world, this will appeal to fans of Lake’s other novels, or anyone who enjoys rich fantasy adventure.
— Library Journal ★ 12/01/2014
Secondly, Being Small got a glowing 5-star review. “The language is clear and simple, elegant like all of Chaz Brenchley’s work, but the impact of the writing will stay with me and I think most readers for a very long time. I whole-heartedly recommend it.”
And last but not least, Singularity also got an ebullient, 5-star review. “You can read the blurbs at any good book site, but they can’t tell you how DeSmedt skillfully lays out the threads to his tale then meticulously weaves them into a plausible, yet incredible, plot. He does.”
You can pick up any of these right now — in time for Christmas — if you order the ebook version.
Today we are proud to release a very special novel. It is possibly the last novel of our dear friend, Jay Lake, who died earlier this year. He and collaborator Shannon Page co-wrote the first drafts of Our Lady of the Islands before his death.
There is a lot of Jay in this book, and we’ve made an effort to honor his memory in everything from the beautiful cover art by Mark J. Ferrari to the exquisite interior design by Karawynn Long. Shannon’s fantastic revisions took the manuscript to the next level. Jay himself was too sick to help with the revisions, but we know he would be proud of the final outcome. The result is an epic fantasy novel that has been praised in Locus Magazine and honored by Publishers Weekly as one of their Best Books of 2014.