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New Signing: Red Rising: Sons of Ares by Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown returns to The Signed Page!

But in a way that you probably aren’t expecting. Sure, Iron Gold will publish in January 2018 and I’m sure Pierce will be signing hardcover copies of that sequel to Morning Star, but first we get a prequel!

Yes, a prequel! In comic book format. From the talented people at Dynamite. Pierce decided to develop and co-write a story that takes place before his first novel, Red Rising, focusing on the Sons of Ares. And he is signing each issue of the six-issue series as they are released monthly.

What is this all about? Here are more details:

(W) Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin (A) Eli Powell (CA) Toby Cypress

From the world of the best-selling YA series Red Rising comes a story of love and loss and rage! In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one’s caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red? See how a forbidden love will set the course of events for the future and lead to the formation of the formidable Sons of Ares! Written by author Pierce Brown (The Red Rising Trilogy) and Rik Hoskin (Heroes of Skyrealm, Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand), with art by Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers, The 13th Artifact), comes the in-continuity story of revolution and Red Rising!

Note: Red Rising: Sons of Ares is a six-issue comic book series co-written by Pierce Brown. He is signing all six issues for The Signed Page. The ones available in this pre-order are issues #1-3. #4-6 will go live when issue #4’s cover is revealed.

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New Signing: Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars is coming to The Signed Page!

I am really excited about this one. It has been several years since I’ve offered a Star Wars book signed but that’s largely because the authors writing in a galaxy far, far away have not been touring. That changes with Timothy Zahn. Zahn, who is best known for Heir to the Empire and creating Mara Jade and Admiral Thrawn will be touring for Star Wars: Thrawn.

It publishes April 11th. Zahn is signing copies of the book on April 24th. And it is an important chapter in the Star Wars universe. Because it is the backstory for Thrawn.

Here is more about the book:

In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.

After Thrawn is rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, his deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine. And just as quickly, Thrawn proves to be as indispensable to the Empire as he is ambitious; as devoted as its most loyal servant, Darth Vader; and a brilliant warrior never to be underestimated. On missions to rout smugglers, snare spies, and defeat pirates, he triumphs time and again—even as his renegade methods infuriate superiors while inspiring ever greater admiration from the Empire. As one promotion follows another in his rapid ascension to greater power, he schools his trusted aide, Ensign Eli Vanto, in the arts of combat and leadership, and the secrets of claiming victory. But even though Thrawn dominates the battlefield, he has much to learn in the arena of politics, where ruthless administrator Arihnda Pryce holds the power to be a potent ally or a brutal enemy.

All these lessons will be put to the ultimate test when Thrawn rises to admiral and must pit all the knowledge, instincts, and battle forces at his command against an insurgent uprising that threatens not only innocent lives but also the Empire’s grip on the galaxy—and his own carefully laid plans for future ascendancy.

Pre-order now!