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Mary Gentle Black Opera

An astonishing new historical epic fantasy from the author of Ash. Black Opera is Mary Gentle’s take on opera, volcanoes and the Mind of God, set in a sumptuous, lush alternate Italy where music has magical power. Opera is the highest form of music combined with human emotion, and the results of the passion it engenders can be nothing short of magical. Mary Gentle is one of the world’s most acclaimed writers of fantasy and science fiction. She lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Fantasy Cased/TPB August £20.00/£14.99 672pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 575 08349 3/978 0 575 08350 9 Markets: World XUSAC USA & Serial: Maggie Noach Literary Agency; Translation: Orion

Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Collector’s Edition Calendar 2013

A unique, sumptuously illustrated wall calendar. The brand-new Discworld calendar: the annual Discworld treat! The calendar dates are exhaustively researched and include major real-time calendrical data for the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. It also includes notable Discworld dates. Terry Pratchett is author of the internationally-bestselling Discworld series and has sold more than 50 million books worldwide. He lives in Wiltshire.

Fantasy Wall Calendar August £12.99 978 0 575 09441 3 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion

Robert V.S. Redick The Night of the Swarm

The final part of the Chathrand saga. The struggle to prevent the sorcerer Arunis from destroying the world with the Nilstone reaches its thunderous conclusion. Robert V.S. Redick’s stunning and original fantasy series combines the invention of Scott Lynch with the power of Philip Pullman. Robert V.S. Redick has worked as a university instructor and editor for the French and Spanish websites of Oxfam America. He lives in Massachusetts, USA.

Fantasy Cased/TPB August £20.00/£12.99 560pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 575 09777 3/978 0 575 09778 0 Markets: World XUSA USA: Del Ray; Translation & Serial: Orion 45