Saturday, February 7, 2009






The Edge of the World

So many of you have been writing to ask what "Terra Incognita" is about. I've posted the cover copy below. This is an epic fantasy for those who like George RR Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" -- a little bit of magic, a dash of the impossible, but in it's sensibilities the novel is like a historical novel in an imaginary land. I am already a third of the way finished with the draft of the second volume, THE MAP OF ALL THINGS.

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It is an age of sailing ships and unexplored seas, incomplete maps with entire areas marked "terra incognita." Two joined continents, two different cultures, two opposing religions.

After generations of friction, the leaders of both lands meet to bring an end to the bloodshed. In an historic ceremony, these rulers agree to divide the world between them. The followers of each religion will have half the world to explore, colonize, and tame. There will be trade and, more importantly, there will be peace.

Sadly, this new spirit of fellowship is shortlived. A single tragic accident destroys, in minutes, the peace that took years to build. The world is once more cast into the fires of war, and this time the flames may burn until nothing remains. From the highest lord to the lowest servant, no man or women will be unchanged by the conflict.

But while war rages across both continents, a great quest will defy storms and sea serpents to venture beyond the horizon, where no maps exist -- to search for a land out of legend. It is a perilous undertaking, but there will always be the impetuous, the brave and the mad who are willing to leave their homes to explore the unknown.

Even unto the edge of the world . . .

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The novel will be released in trade paperback in June from Orbit, in tandem with the Roswell Six CD from ProgRock Records. Remember, you can preorder signed copies of the novel and CD from anderzoneshop.com.

-- KJA

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