Here’s my 12 Days of Christmas post at Angry Robot Books, where I discuss being an author and a ZX Spectrum Addict, comment on playing KNIGHT LORE pretty much 30 years ago, and highlight Luca Bordoni’s fabulous new(ish) Ultimate-inspired “Land of Mire Mare” game…..
And a big MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my readers :-)
Zeez eez correct!! My two latest novels, forming the “Rage of Kings” cycle, are both currently only £2.71 on Kindle. Bargeeen! Cheap as chips!! etc.
That’s right, to celebrate Angry Robot’s 5th birthday, I did a guest post (I know, I know, I’m a bit late linking to it…. I was filming in Italy)….. but here’s the link about my 5 favourite Indie films…… :-)
The White Towers Review – The Eloquent Page
Er, Paul Holmes really liked the book. Which is a great thing! I am very honoured. The problem is…. Book 3 might be *a little while*…..
“Book two of The Rage of Kings series ends on a suitably shocking note, an impressive feat in itself considering there have been pages and pages of chaos and bloodshed already. I now find myself in the midst of a quandary. I need to know what happens next, immediately if not sooner. Like a warrior addicted to the honey leaf, I’m already craving my next Iron Wolves fix. Damn you Remic! Damn you and your sneakily evil, blackest of black hearts, with all your insanely readable stories and your utterly nutty characters.”
I love this….
“When it comes to all this adult content I count myself a fan of Remic’s raw, often visceral, style. I think it takes genuine skill to know when to go all out and when a moment is best left to a reader’s own imagination. I’ve read more than a few examples from other authors attempting to deliver fictional shocks. More often than not they tend to get this delicate balance wrong. Andy Remic however always manages to tread this fine line with the masterful skill I’ve come to expect.”
“Now I’d imagine some of you will be asking the questions “How do I know if Mr Remic is the right author for me? Should I be reading The White Towers?” Fear not… Things regularly get extremely violent – blood, guts, and gore abound. Seriously, try and imagine the most graphic scene you have ever read. Got it? Good. Multiply that by about a factor of 100 and then add more axes….”
Heh. That’s brilliant. Both Kell and Narnok would be proud!!
Reviews for The White Towers have started coming in, and I’m thrilled with the first one. Bob R. Milne over at Beauty in Ruins (http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/fantasy-review-white-towers-by-andy.html) comes out with a few great lines himself-
“Andy Remic really opens up the lives and histories of the Iron Wolves here, providing us with glimpses into who they really are, where they’ve come from, and what makes them tick. It’s an approach that strips away some of the madcap cruelty of the first volume, humanizing the Wolves in such a manner that you can’t help but sympathize with even the darkest of the lot…”
“The villains this time out aren’t mud orcs but elf rats… These guys are really creepy, with the ability to send out roots and tendrils that can either creep inside your head and steal your thoughts, or brutally rape your every orifice and tear you from the inside out.”
“Once again, Remic mixes ample doses of pulp and profanity into his fantasy, with dark horrors balanced by even darker humor, creating a sequel that builds nicely on the original, and which absolutely demands a third.”
Thank you Bob!!!
And so, with an impending new book out, The White Towers, published by Angry Robot Books on 2nd June 2014, I decided to embark on the dark path of the (shhhh) Video Blogger, or Vblogger (Vlogger? Vogger? Bogger? What the Hell!). And thus what you see before you are some of my ramblings. If you really have NOTHING better to do, then click….. PLAY. (***See below).
*** On a serious note, in this vlog I read the dedication to The White Towers – dedicated to Dorothy Lumley of the Dorian Literary Agency. May she sincerely Rest In Peace. Good night Dot. xxx
Do you want to experience MUD-ORCS slaughtered by axe-wielding maniacs?
Do you want to see the damage an ELF-RAT sorcerer can inflict?
Do you want anti-heroes, baby, anti-heroes….?
Well you need a slice of Andy Remic’s latest books then – and there’s 20 of the blighters up for grabs!!
To celebrate the IMPENDING release of THE WHITE TOWERS, follow up to the much celebrated THE IRON WOLVES at the beginning of June 2014, Angry Robot Books are running not one, but two!! Goodreads giveaway competitions – one for The Iron Wolves and one for The White Towers.
There are 10 COPIES!! of each book up for grabs and anyone from the UK, US, Canada and Ireland can enter the competition. This competition is live until the 20th of June 2014.
Here are the links:
The Iron Wolves – https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/93381-the-iron-wolves
The White Towers – https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/93382-the-white-towers