IFWG is pleased to reveal the cover for Cary J Lenehan‘s Scouring the Land, Book 4 of his epic fantasy Warriors of Vhast series. The lovely art and cover work is by Catherine Archer-Wills. It will be released on 1 December 2019.
Scouring The Land continues to follow the unfolding saga on the distant and artificial world of Vhast. The inhabitants of Mousehole begin to discover their strength, and that of their Adversaries, as the story ranges over The Land and beyond.
Following on from Intimations of Evil, Engaging Evil,and Clearing the Web, the Princess, and her wife the mage, the Cat, the priest, the ghazi, and the others that are gathering around them, begin to strike out and discover how widespread is the influence of their enemy.
Scouring the Land is the fourth book of a series that sees magic as a scientific experiment, as good struggles with evil in a world made by an alien race for their own ends.
It is with great pleasure that IFWG announces the release of The Year of the Fruit Cake by Gillian Polack in all regions except North America for the print version (16 September 2019 release).
“Polack’s novel is a unique work and attracted us from the get-go,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG. “The novel blends satire and science fiction, and makes strong comments about the human condition, particularly through a feminist lens.”
Humankind is in danger.
The Year of the Fruit Cake tells of the Earth-based life of a mostly-mindwiped alien anthropologist inhabiting a human perimenopausal body instead of her own more rational body with its capacity to change gender. This alien has definitely shaken a great intergalactic empire by sitting in cafés with her new best friends. Chocolate may or may not have played a part. Will humanity survive?
Polack describes her novel as, “Bleak. It’s political. It’s angry. It’s also sarcastic, cynical and funny.”
eBooks are available world-wide through all good online bookstores. Print books are available in all regions except North America, again through all good bricks and mortar and online stores. North America will have the release mid September 2019.
It is IFWG’s pleasure to announce the forthcoming horror fiction collection by Deborah Sheldon, Figments and Fragments: Dark Stories. It collects Deborah’s published short fiction but it also contains three new stories. The artwork and design is by the amazing Keely Van Order, magnificently depicting the overarching theme of the collection.
Brutal. Compelling. Sinister.
From wheat farms, roadhouses, caravan parks and beaches to quiet suburban streets and inner-city apartments, award-winning author Deborah Sheldon tells distinctly Australian stories about violence, loss, betrayal and revenge.
Figments and Fragments includes three new stories written especially for the collection.
Figments and Fragments will be released world-wide on 18 November 2019.
IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased to announce that Paula Boer’s young adult novel, The Bloodwolf War (Book 1, The Equinora Chronicles), will be released worldwide on 15 November 2019, and preorders are now available.
Equinora, the world where horses live in harmony with people, is in trouble. The six unicorn guardians created by the Goddess have abandoned their roles and vicious bloodwolves rampage across the land, massacring the herds and villagers.
Fleet, a young stallion without a territory, dreams of galloping with other horses and building a herd of his own. But an attack by a bloodwolf leaves him poisoned and alone. Driven by despair and a promise to fulfil his dying dam’s vision, Fleet sets out to discover how to vanquish the bloodwolves. The only help the renegade unicorns provide is to insist Fleet follow a prophecy to confront the villainous Shadow, an equine so powerful that the Goddess imprisoned him to prevent him destroying her realm.
Accompanied by Yuma, a young man desperate to escape his destiny, and Tatuk, a tiny dragon, Fleet seeks Shadow and a cure for the bloodwolf poison. But even as he begins to fear the selfish unicorns have sent him to his death, he discovers a secret that might mean he has a chance to save all horses and people from annihilation.
Print preorders will close 30 October 2019:
Print preorder: anywhere in UK, Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand (AU$29.95 inc shipping)
eBook formats are available for preorder up to the release date:
Kindle (US/Canada), Kindle (elsewhere), Nook Book, Kobo, iBook soon
It is with great pleasure that we reveal Ian C Douglas’ upcoming middle grade science fiction novel, Electron’s Blade, 4th in the 5-part Zeke Hailey series. The wonderful artwork is by Catherine Archer-Wills, and design by Catherine and Elizabeth Lang.
It’s war! Ruthless terrorists force the Governor of Mars into military action.
Only one boy can stop the bloodshed. Psychic teenager Zeke Hailey speaks the ancient Martian language. He alone can figure out the riddle of Electron’s Blade. This mysterious alien artefact may hold the secret to peace on the red planet. Both the Governor and rebel colonists seek Zeke’s help. But which side should he trust?
As old foes return, the conflict rapidly escalates. Zeke discovers that nowhere, not even his beloved school for psychics, is safe from the warfare. But is there a deeper conspiracy at work? Who are the shadowy Martian State Brigade? And what of the Spiral, still haunting Zeke’s visions? Is Zeke a pawn in a game played since the dawn of time? Will he stop the apocalypse, or release it?
Electron’s Blade will be available world-wide on 1 November 2019. Stay tuned for preorder offers.
IFWG will be publishing Paul Mannering’s next instalment of his Drakeforth series later this year: book 3, Time of Breath. Like all of the volumes in the series, we have a wonderful mix of fantasy and whimsy, and Luke Spooner of Carrion House has captured this perfectly in his cover and design work for the book.
Stay tuned for more news about this forthcoming novel.