What’s new in May?

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Continuing my monthly series of posts to help raise awareness of the books coming out from the three publishers with whom I work:  What’s new in May in the land of raging robotamatons, the realms forgotten, and the galaxy so very far, far away? Let’s see.

From Angry Robot, we have Evil Dark, by Justin Gustainis. This sounds very cool. From the back matter:

My name’s Markowski. I carry a badge. Also a crucifix, some wooden stakes, big vial of holy water and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.

A series of seemingly motiveless murders of supernatural creatures points to a vigilante targeting the supe community of Scranton.

Markowski wouldn’t normally have much of a problem with that, but his daughter may be next on the killer’s list…

In the galaxy far, far away we have the mass market paperback re-issue of Deceived, written by me. I’d hoped the mmpb would also include my Malgus short story from Star Wars Insider, “The Third Lesson,” but I’m not sure if it does. If anyone knows, please let me know. Meanwhile, from the back matter:

A Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order’s Dark Lords, Darth Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace will transform him into something far more heinous—something Malgus would never want to be but cannot stop becoming, any more than he can stop the rogue Jedi fast approaching. Her name is Aryn Leneer—and the lone Jedi Knight that Malgus cut down in the fierce battle for the Jedi Temple was her Master. Now she’s going to find out what happened to him, even if it means breaking every rule in the book.

And in the Forgotten Realms, we have the second War of the Spider Queen omnibus, which collects Extinction (by Lisa Smedman), Annihilation (by Phil Athans), and Resurrection (by me). Get your drow fix on (read my thoughts and some trivia on the series here). From the back matter:

The War of the Spider Queen–the epic, six-book series from the fertile imaginations of R.A. Salvatore and a select group of the Forgotten Realms best-selling authors–begins here. Ten years after its initial publication, we are packaging this ground-breaking series in two attractive collector’s editions.

Happy reading!  🙂

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