We're shipping Richard K. Morgan's new epic fantasy, The Cold Commands. Like the previous volume, it's printed in two colors throughout, with a full-color frontispiece, and different front and back end papers by Vincent Chong.
As to the novel, itself, the reviews have been quite positive:
From Library Journal:
“Morgan brings a fresh approach to epic fantasy, giving his world a hard edge and blending in such sf elements as machine intelligences and extraterrestrial races…Morgan's protagonists, with their tough outward demeanor and lofty ethics, lend depth and seriousness of purpose to high fantasy and should appeal to fans of George R. R. Martin's “Song of Ice and Fire” series.”
From Publishers Weekly:
“Morgan's gory fantasy delves deep into the war-torn world introduced in 2007's The Steel Remains... [contains] vivid, bloody battle scenes and enthralling, multifaceted characters…”
In other shipping news, we've received the first copies of the Charnel House limited edition of Tim Powers' Hide Me Among the Graves. The book, as one expects from Charnel House, is breathtaking.
We've received copies of George R. R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons in our warehouse, and have been notified the slipcases are en route. Once the latter arrive, shipping George's two volume sets will be the priority.