Sunday, 4 April 2010

April 2010 Releases | Quercus

Freedom by Daniel Suarez

Publisher: Quercus
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1849161763

Release Date: 01/04/2010
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Series/Standalone: Sequel to Daemon

Publisher Blurb:

The Daemon is now firmly in control and moving towards its endgame, using an expanding network of real-world, dispossessed darknet operatives to tear civilization apart and build it anew. As the global economy begins to fail, the world's most powerful organizations - monolithic corporations, complete with armies of their own - prepare to fight their unseen enemy. When a brutal civil war breaks out in the United States, former detective Pete Sebeck, now the Daemon's most powerful though reluctant operative, must lead a small band of enlightened humans to protect the new world order. Amid conflicting loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power and the possibility that anyone can be a daemon operative or a corporate spy, Sebeck knows that he embodies the last hope that freedom can survive the information revolution.

Black Hills by Dan Simmons

Publisher: Quercus
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1849160880

Release Date: 18/04/2010
Genre: Fantasy/Historical
Series/Standalone: Standalone

Publisher Blurb:

Paha Sapa, 'Black Hills' is a Red Indian shaman who as a young boy at the Battle of Little Bighorn takes the ghost of the dying General Custer into his own body. Sixty years later as an old man working as a dynamiter on Mount Rushmore, he plots to blow it up. Meanwhile, Custer finds himself trapped in a strange, dark place and begins to write sensuous, heartbreaking missives to his beloved wife. Thus begins an intricate narrative that sweeps across decades of American history, building up a portrait of one country's relentless expansion and what was lost and destroyed in its path. Black Hills is historical fiction with Dan Simmons' trademark twist. He weaves in real places, events and people with his own uniquely weird take on reality to create a portrait of a world that is hilarious and tragic, spiritual and disturbing.

The Leaping by Tom Fletcher

Publisher; Quercus
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1849161356

Release Date: 29/04/2010
Genre: Horror
Series/Standalone: First part of a series

Publisher Blurb:

Jack finished university three years ago, but he's still stuck in a dead-end job in a sinister call-centre in Manchester. When the beautiful (and rich) Jennifer comes into his life he thinks he has finally found his ticket out of there. Trouble is that his boss is interested in Jennifer as well, and there's something strangely bestial about him...So when Jennifer buys Fell House, a mysterious old mansion out in remote Cumbria, a house party on a legendary scale seems like the perfect escape. But as the party spins out of control on a seemingly neverending night, they must face up to the terrifying possibility that not all their guests may be human - and some of them want to feed. An astonishing and innovative blend of horror, folktale and disturbing realism, The Leaping is the first instalment in what is shaping up to be a genre-defining series.

1 comment:

ediFanoB said...

BLACK HILLS by Dan Simmons is on my shelf and I must read it soon.

I highly, highly, highly recommend to read Jason Baki's Black Hills review.

If he can't convince you to read BLACK HILLS then everything is in vain.

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