For everyone who’s been wondering when my next novel is coming out, I’ve got good news: it already has! And to starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, and high praise from the Washington Post and NPR, among others.
Last year, under the alias of Alex Marshall, I published A Crown for Cold Silver, the first volume in The Crimson Empire trilogy. It is the summation of a lifetime love affair with epic fantasy, and while it’s something of a departure from my earlier projects I suspect fans of the former will appreciate the latter and vice versa. It’s my first novel to come out in hardcover, too, as well as trade paperback, ebook, and a most excellent audio book. In addition to the English language editions from Orbit is is available or forthcoming in German, Dutch, and Russian.
An announcement like this is bound to raise some questions, some of which I address in an interview with Kameron Hurley at Orbit’s new Medium site. And if you want to ask me any questions of your own, I’ll be doing a Reddit AMA this Thursday, March 3rd in r/fantasy, so come on over and pick my creatively bifurcated brain.
Many, many thanks to the marvelous teams at Orbit and the Cooke Agency who believed in this project, and everyone else who helped me along the way–one of the things I’m looking forward to about the third novel is finally being able to include an acknowledgements page. I’ve had a helluva lot of fun tripping the weird fantastic through a world of my own design, and I hope you’ll join me in The Crimson Empire.