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New Signings: Hobb, Kay, Wendig

A little bit of news to share with all of you!

I am now accepting pre-orders for signed copies of Assassin’s Apprentice: The Illustrated Edition by Robin Hobb, A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay, and Wanderers by Chuck Wendig! These are the kinds of books that speak for themselves. I shouldn’t have to sell it very hard for you to order them.

Assassin’s Apprentice is one of the most important books in genre’s history, a book beloved by millions including George R. R. Martin. Hobb has always been a wonderful storyteller and this is the book that started it all. It is also the first time a trade hardcover of Fitz’s first book is publishing in the US. And it’s illustrated! Can’t recommend this one enough.

A Brightness Long Ago continues Guy Gavriel Kay’s amazing career in new, dazzling ways. He is one of my favorite writers, able to blend beautiful prose alongside great character development. And his worldbuilding is top notch. Guy takes his time writing novels — several years between publications. It means he publishes at the highest quality imaginable and you can start almost anywhere in his bibliography. I haven’t read this one yet but I can’t wait for it. A Kay book is always one to celebrate — especially signed!

And finally, Mr. Wendig. Chuck is one of my favorite people. He writes really diverse novels, with excellent characters. But this book — Wanderers — is going to be his breakout book. It’s fantastic. It is also 800 pages and it is already getting accolades and great reviews. And not only that, but Hollywood just optioned the book last week. Definitely worth your time for this one, folks!

There you have it. Some great new books! I’d recommend not ordering Assassin’s Apprentice with anything else since it doesn’t publish until October. But the Kay and Wendig books are publishing close enough to one another that saving on shipping by combining books makes sense.

I’m going to try to fly to NYC this week to see Donato for that Middle-Earth book! Pictures and more details coming soon on that front!

Hope you are reading something great!

Shawn Speakman