Reviews are rolling in for Moving the Palace

April 20th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

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Publishers Weekly says: “Majdalani’s writing sparkles… Those looking for an enjoyable and brisk literary adventure will be very satisfied.”

At Bookwitty, M. Lynx Qualey pens this insightful appreciation:

The one thousand pieces hardly seems a coincidence, as Samuel Ayyad is carrier of a sort of 1,001 Nights-esque fantasy, hefting his disassembled story through the desert, to be reassembled elsewhere in a different context, an echo of The Nights’ movement from China and India to Arab lands, and from there to France.

Professor Joe Geha, for North Carolina State University’s Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, calls this:

[a] wildly entertaining novel. By the end Charif Majdalani has joined together all its disparate elements––the elegant and the ironic, the historical and the imagined––to leave us with a renewed sense of wonder.

And for those on their own lengthy odysseys, a 6-hour unabridged audio version read by Jonathan Davis is available.

OUT NOW: Morea Vol. 2, The Dragon’s Spine

April 19th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

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The pitch for this series could not have been simpler: Highlander, with a hot babe. It’s written by Christophe “License to Print Money” Arleston, superstar of French epic fantasy comics with his Lanfeust universe, and drawn by Thierry Labrosse. Fair warning: kids and progressives, keep a wide berth. The second volume of ongoing series Morea, The Dragon’s Spineis now available as a digital exclusive from Soleil at Comixology.

From now on, Morea Doloniac is at the head of the DWC, one of the biggest meta-national companies on the planet. But she is also a Dragon, that is to say, an Immortal who fights the Angels, a group dedicated to the destruction of the planet and to the degradation of humanity. So, when a bacterium that would allow the terraforming of Mars is stolen from the DWC, Morea and the knight Terkio have to take action. But is this incident, which leads them to Miami, a trap set for her?

OUT NOW: The Fulgur, Part I of III

April 19th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

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Writer Christophe Bec begins his three-part adaptation of The Fulgur, a scientific romance by Paul de Sémant first serialized in Le Globe Trotteur from March to August 1907. Sémant (1855–1915), whose real name was Paul Cousturier, was an author and illustrator of children’s books, and this novel of adventure and exploration will appeal to fans not only of Verne, but also steampunk and process-oriented, problem-solving SF like Andy Weir’s The Martian. The old-fashioned plotting and flat characterization are completely transcended, however, by what really sells this book: Dejan Nenadov’s art, with glorious colors by Tanja Wenish. Feast your eyes:

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The first volume, The Depths of the Abyss, is now available as a digital exclusive from Soleil at Comixology.

1907. After a terrible storm, a steamer in the Yucatán Channel sinks in an ocean trench with a billion dollars of pure gold in its holds. Three years later, a bold group of explorers and treasure hunters embarks aboard the Fulgur, a revolutionary submarine with an unlimited energy supply, to find the lost cargo. But their adventure, is about to take them 12,000 feet down, into a world that defies all comprehension!

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