Monday, July 16, 2018

Two Upcoming Releases

All is on track for the official release of Stephen Brooke's 'Tsar of the Empty Lands' on September 8. Print and ebooks should be available 'everywhere' by that date, though the book is likely to pop up here and there before then (at least at our own store).

We also are now announcing a release date for Brooke's latest poetry collection, 'Magic,' set for December 1. The book is being designed and finalized now. Here's a cover reveal:

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tsar Release

It is time to announce the official release date for Stephen Brooke's new fantasy novel, TSAR OF THE EMPTY LANDS, coming September  8, 2018 in print and ebook. Here is the cover:

And here is the blurb for the back cover, etc (liable to small revisions):

Nineteen Thirty-Five, Soviet Russia. Josef Dobrov is only a soldier and wants it to stay that way, to be someone nobody notices. Some of his friends have been noticed and it did not end well for them. One of them is on the train of gulag-bound prisoners he is guarding.

Not his affair, says Josef. He has no intention of getting into trouble. But high in the Urals, fate throws the young soldier into not only trouble but an whole new world, a world of savagery and beauty, danger and wonder.

A world he adopts as his own, only to find it besieged by forces from without, and the woman he loves endangered and ensorcelled by those forces. Can he and the ancient and powerful sorcerer, Hurasu, stop them?Jokingly named ‘Tsar’ by his fellows, Josef becomes a man willing to step forward at last, to be seen as leader, as hero, in

Tsar of the Empty Lands,
a fantasy novel by Stephen Brooke.