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Sophia McDougall Rome Burning

The brilliant follow-up to Romanitas It is an unstable time in the modern-day Roman Empire. The world is on the brink of global war. New Emperor Marcus Novius and his allies will find their lives endangered and their loyalties tested as they encounter unforeseen conflicts and the manoeuvrings of shadowy forces. In Rome Burning Sophia McDougall’s astonishing imagination takes flight as she moves the focus from her characters out into the amazing world she has created. Sophia McDougall studied English at Oxford. She lives in Hastings, East Sussex.

Fantasy B Format PB October £7.99 608pp 198 x 129mm 978 0 575 09693 6 Markets: World XUSA USA, Translation: United Agents; Serial: Orion

Graham Joyce The Silent Land

The haunting new literary fantasy from the (actual) author of Memoirs of a Master Forger A young couple are caught in an avalanche during a holiday. They struggle back to the village and find it deserted. As the days go by they wait for rescue, then try to leave. But each time they find themselves back in the village. And, increasingly, they are plagued by visions and dreams. The Silent Land is a brooding and tender look at love and whether it can survive the greatest challenge we will ever face. Graham Joyce teaches Creative Writing at Nottingham University. He lives in Leicester.

Horror Cased October £9.99 304pp 198 x 129mm 978 0 575 08389 9 Markets: World XUSA USA: LBA; Translation & Serial: Orion 67