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GOLLANCZ SF & FANTASY SEPTEMBER

Sophia McDougall Romanitas

Imagine if the Roman Empire was still flourishing today... Romanitas is the first novel in a breathtaking alternative history trilogy. In the 21st century, the Roman Empire still exists, magnetic railways span Roman territory from Persia to Terranova, and mechanised crucifixes are ranked along the banks of the Thames. And when the paths of a young nobleman and two slaves cross, the fate of the Empire will rest on their shoulders. Sophia McDougall studied English at Oxford. She lives in Hastings, East Sussex. www.romanitas.com

Fantasy B Format PB September £7.99 544pp 198 x 129mm 978 0 575 09692 9 Markets: World XUSA USA & Translation: United Agents; Serial: Orion

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Pierre Pevel Translated by Tom Clegg The Alchemist in the Shadows

Superb swashbuckling fun – with dragons! Welcome to Paris in 1633, where dragons menace the realm. Cardinal Richelieu knows that France is under threat once again, and aims to counter it with his most trusted men: the Cardinal’s Blades. But they’re up against a man as elusive as he is manipulative, as subtle as Richelieu himself. The Alchemist in the shadows... Packed with beautiful, dangerous women, dashing rogues, and dragons, this is another triumph from Pierre Pevel. Pierre Pevel is one of the foremost contemporary writers of French fantasy. He lives in St Max, France. Tom Clegg is a professional SF and Fantasy translator. He lives in Paris, France.

Fantasy Cased/Trade Paperback September £18.99/£12.99 384pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 575 08440 7/978 0 575 08441 4 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion