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Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition

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Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition

Postby Tanzanite » Wed September 8th, 2010, 10:49 pm

You knew it was only a matter of time...

The Last Nun by Nancy Bilyeau. UK release February 1, 2012.
London, May 1537: When Joanna Stafford, a young novice, learns her cousin is about to be burned at the stake for rebelling against Henry VIII, she makes a decision that will change not only her life but quite possibly, the fate of a nation. Joanna breaks the sacred rule of enclosure and runs away from Dartford Priory. But when Joanna and her father are arrested and sent to the Tower of London, she finds herself a pawn in a deadly power struggle. Those closest to the throne are locked in a fierce fight against those desperate to save England's monasteries from destruction Charged with a mission to find a hidden relic believed to possess a mystical power that has slain three Englishmen of royal blood in the last 300 years, Joanna and a troubled young friar, Brother Edmund, must seek answers across England. Once she learns the true secret of her quest, one that traces all the way back to Golgotha and the Relics of the Passion, Joanna must finally determine who to trust and how far she is willing to go to protect her life, her family and everything she holds dear.

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Postby Divia » Thu September 9th, 2010, 12:55 am

hmmm.
I love nun books but I dunno about this one.
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Postby gyrehead » Thu September 9th, 2010, 1:13 am

Wow. I thought the mash-up trend was bad. Sounds like a horrible pitch meeting in Hollywood: The Tudors meets The DaVinci Code. Wonder what's next? Because you know Tudor-esque isn't going away.

The Desperate Housewives of Henry VIII?

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu September 9th, 2010, 2:27 am

"gyrehead" wrote:Wow. I thought the mash-up trend was bad. Sounds like a horrible pitch meeting in Hollywood: The Tudors meets The DaVinci Code. Wonder what's next? Because you know Tudor-esque isn't going away.

The Desperate Housewives of Henry VIII?


Oh man! Don't give them any ideas!

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Postby Amanda » Thu September 9th, 2010, 3:02 am

That description started out sounding very promising.....then slipped into Da Vinci Code.

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Postby Madeleine » Thu September 9th, 2010, 6:31 pm

"gyrehead" wrote:Wow. I thought the mash-up trend was bad. Sounds like a horrible pitch meeting in Hollywood: The Tudors meets The DaVinci Code. Wonder what's next? Because you know Tudor-esque isn't going away.

The Desperate Housewives of Henry VIII?


What a great idea - maybe someone could pitch it to a studio? ;) :D
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Postby Nefret » Thu September 9th, 2010, 7:35 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:What a great idea - maybe someone could pitch it to a studio? ;) :D


Hehe. I might watch that. :o
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We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Postby cw gortner » Sun September 12th, 2010, 2:49 am

"Tanzanite" wrote:You knew it was only a matter of time...

The Last Nun by Nancy Bilyeau. UK release February 1, 2012.
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This sold to Touchstone Fireside here in the US, as well, to Trish Todd, Philippa Gregory's editor.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]

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Postby Tanzanite » Thu October 28th, 2010, 1:09 am

Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities by Christian Cameron. UK release January 1, 2012.
Demetrius, son of Alexander's former comrade, Antigonus One-Eye, was perhaps the most dashing and charismatic of the Successors, the Macedonian generals who fought a bitter war for the spoils of Alexander's short-lived empire. Still smarting from his epic defeat at the hands of Ptolemy, Demetrius has his eye on one of the richest prizes in the ancient world - the naval superpower of Rhodes. But the Rhodians know that defeat will mean annihilation, and Demetrius's campagin will entail five separate naval battles over several years before he can begin to breach the city walls - leading him to employ an array of fantastic war machines: ancient super-weapons like his gigantic lens of polished bronze used to focus on the city's wooden ramparts and set them ablaze. If she is to survive against such a merciless assault, Rhodes will need the help of every ally she can muster - including the newly crowned King of the Bosporus, Satyrus, and his fiery twin, Melitta...

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Postby Tanzanite » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 3:57 pm

Well, it looks like the above Christian Cameron book has possibly been pushed back to 2013 and he's starting a new series in 2012:

"Untitled Alexander" by Christian Cameron. UK release January 1, 2012
The story of how Alexander the Great conquered the world - first crushing Greek resistance to Macedonian rule, then destroying the Persian Empire in three monumental battles, before marching into the unknown and final victory in India - is a truly epic tale that has mesmerized countless generations of listeners. He crammed more adventure into his thirty-three years than any other human being before or since, and now for the first time a novelist will tell the tale in a single suitably epic volume. The combination of Alexander's life story and Christian Cameron's unrivalled skills as an historian and storyteller will ensure that this will not only be the definitive version for many years to come, but also one of the most exciting historical epics ever written.


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