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South African Release Date for The Desert Spear by Peter V Brett

I got some good news today. πŸ™‚ Well, adequate news (but still good, in the sense that The Desert Spear by Peter V Brett will be in SA soon).

Book 2 of the Demon Trilogy (see awesome cover art by awesome Larry Rostant) will be available in May 2010 in South Africa. I know, I know, it’s being released in April, but we have to wait, unfortunately. I’m not sure why, either; The Painted Man was published on the 1st of September 2008, and we had it in South Africa about a week later, so I don’t know why the same couldn’t be done with The Desert Spear’s publication… Anyway, the important thing is that it’s on its way! πŸ™‚

Hopefully I’ll be getting an ARC, so I hope to have a review up in time for SA readers. πŸ™‚

Until then, pre-order your copies at this link through Exclusive Books. πŸ™‚


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Posted by on January 22, 2010 in Announcements


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Get your copy of The Warded Man today!!

The Warded Man

The Warded Man

Thats right, Guys and Girls, its available right now!! πŸ™‚

So go here to order it at Amazon and here to order from Barnes & Noble! Trust me (and all the other bloggers that have read it or its UK equivalent, The Painted Man) you wont be disapointed! πŸ™‚

Here’s a link to an interview with the author, so you can get behind the process of writing the book and into his head a bit,

and if you want to read a few chapters before buying the book (you cheat, you!), follow this link. πŸ™‚

And last, but not at all least, check out this Launch Day link to Peter V Brett’s blog!

This was the book, albeit it’s UK equivalent, that started this blog! And It’s a book that will always be one of my favourites! READ IT! πŸ™‚

Be Fantastic!


Posted by on March 10, 2009 in Announcements


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The Desert Spear – First Draft Completed!

The Desert Spear

The Desert Spear

Some wonderful, awesome news from Peter V Brett: he has completed the first draft of The Desert Spear, Book 2 in The Demon Trilogy and sequel to the incredible soon-to-be-bestseller The Warded Man!

But before you start asking when The Desert Spear will be available, read this honest, heart-felt post from Peat.

And you guys and girls in the US who weren’t at the New York ComicCon, make an appointment with your local book retailer for the 10th of March:

That’s the day The Warded Man is being released! πŸ™‚ Trust me, guys, and girls, you’re all in for an awesome reading experience! πŸ™‚

The Warded Man

The Warded Man

Be Fantastic!


Posted by on March 5, 2009 in Announcements


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It’s all starting to pay off. :-)

Man, what a pleasure these past two days have been. πŸ™‚ The first lot of good news is that I’ve finally sent off my interview questions to David Anthony Durham and Dr. Ben Bova, and also that I’ve completed my review of Durham’s Acacia. (Which will be going up in my next post. πŸ™‚ )

More good news: I’ve had the good fortune of hearing about a young South Africa guy who managed to get his Sci-Fi novel published with the SA-arm of the Penguin Group, and trust me when I say that this is incredibly good news! I’m going to be recieving the manuscript in a few weeks (thank you Penguin), and I’ll give it a read; if his novel can break into the industry here, it’ll blow the doors wide open for SA genre writers! (And that is also good news for your’s truly, since I’m writing my own fantasy trilogy. :-)) Obviously, it has to be a good, engaging story, but that aside, just getting it published here already bodes well; so hold thumbs! πŸ™‚

And finally: I have to thank the following publishers – Jonathan Ball, Penguin, and Random House – and the wonderful people that work there -Elmarie and Louise, Sonja, and Emily – for helping me with proof copies and getting this blog (and the next bit of news I’ll be blogging about) off the ground. Without you guys, I would never have been able to organize the interviews with Peter Brett, Jo Graham, Ben Bova and David Anthony Durham and get this off the ground –

Β – which brings me to this: the company that I work for, Fascination Books, has recently gone live with an incredible online store, and I now have my own page there, called ‘A Word with Dave’. It’s aimed at the SA fantasy & sci-fi reading market, but all book-related news will be going in there (something I don’t think any SA company has ever tried to do before), so thanks to the MD, Mr. A, the man who runs the website (Mr. D) andΒ the marketing man, Mr.Β C, as well asΒ all the authors who have not given me a choice! πŸ™‚ Hehe! I mean, how could I not want to talk about these amazing books? πŸ™‚

Here’s the link to Fascination Books; go check it out – you’ll be amazed at what we have!

And go do yourself a favour and check out Peter Brett’s blog, Pepphole; there’s a priceless photo of him reading The Warded Man (which can be pre-ordered hereΒ and hereΒ ) to his baby girl. πŸ™‚

If you can’t find the link to Peter’s website on the right, here it is:

So there we go, all the good news! πŸ™‚

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