Friday, 17 December 2010

Joe Abercrombie Signing at Forbidden Planet.

Well, not until late next month but I got the email last night so I thought I’d share :o) Here’s what the email had to say for itself...

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce two signings by by Joe Abercrombie for his astounding novel The Heroes at the Forbidden Planet Megastores.

At 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London on Thursday 27th January 6 – 7pm.
At Clifton Heights, Triangle West, Bristol on Saturday 29th January 1- 2pm.

Three man. One battle. No heroes. Bremer dan Gorst, disgraced master swordsman, has sworn to reclaim his stolen honour on the battlefield – and he’s caring how much blood gets spilled in the attempt. Prince Calder isn't interested in honour; he wants is power, and he'll tell any lie, use any trick, betray any friend to get it. Curnden Craw, the last honest man in the North, has gained nothing from a life of warfare but swollen knees and frayed nerves. He just wants to do the right thing – but what is that, when the world burning down around him? A bloody battle awaits – but with both sides riddled by intrigues, follies, feuds and jealousies, it’s unlikely to be the noblest hearts, or the strongest arms, that prevail.

Catapulted to the top ranks of fantasy writers, Joe’s winning formula is terrific, punchy prose, razor-sharp characterisation and a witty, darkly comic vein. His novels are enjoyed by those who love fantasy as well as those who like to lose themselves in the complex plotting of the richest, and grittiest, historical epics.

I’ll be there! I might have even read ‘The Heroes’ by then (that’s the plan!) but, the way things are right now, I could very well be the person in the queue frantically trying to finish the book before it’s signed...

2 comments:

JamesY said...

I should be there also. I'll be picking up my copy of The Heroes.

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

I'll try to visit Bristol and say hi :) Need to get my hands on an Abercrombie book first though :P