THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE REPRINT now available!!!

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  1. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    I mentioned this in my Chronicles blog before, but I didn't want to make a public announcement until I was sure the book was in stock and available: After 13 years, HarperCollins decided it was the perfect time to introduce my book The Queen's Necklace to a new generation of readers. And I think they were right, because it's the kind of swashbuckling adventure that is popular right now. Naturally, I am thrilled, and so I am going to tell you all about it.

    It's a stand-alone (which is not to say that I've never thought about writing sequels) in a setting similar to 18th century Europe. It is not the same world as Goblin Moon and Hobgoblin Night, but writing it I found myself being inspired by that same era. They called it the Age of Reason, but a little research reveals that it was also an Age of Unreason. So while you shouldn't expect to meet the dashing Francis Skelbrooke in this novel, there is, instead, the equally dashing Will Blackheart. And an opportunity to meet the original Goblin Princess.

    Once upon a time the world was ruled by the beautiful, decadent goblins known as the Maglore. At last mankind rose up in rebellion and gained their freedom, exterminating the Maglore race in the process ... or did they?

    Maglore magicians had once created jeweled novelties known as Philosophic Engines, each with a specific purpose and a power far greater than its appearance would suggest. With the Maglore gone, humans divided the world into many small nations, each dependent on one of the tiny engines -- which were hidden away in plain sight. Without them economies could collapse, the sea flood low-lying regions, and earthquakes and volcanoes threaten the north. A thousand years passed.

    Then disaster threatens in the kingdom of Mountfalcon when the Chaos Machine, the Mountfalcon Jewel, goes missing. If news of the theft should leak out the result would be wide-spread panic and perhaps revolution. Captain Will Blackheart is appointed to find the Jewel if at all possible. As his search takes him beyond the kingdom's borders, he begins to suspect a greater conspiracy, one that threatens the rule of more than one nation, and worse: evidence that the Maglore, not extinct after all, may be behind it all.

    Seduction, intrigue, magic and madness, come together as swashbuckling adventure in a fantastical baroque world.




    "Wonderful, lush, and enchanting." —Kate Elliott

    "An exciting story set in a vividly imagined world and elegantly told." —Poul and Karen Anderson

    "Brilliantly crafted and utterly engrossing, The Queen's Necklace is the most original and intriguing work of fantasy I've read in a long, long time —Katharine Kerr

    "Epic in scope and imagination, covering centuries and miles with equal deftness ... long live The Queen's Necklace!" —Rosemary Edghill


    You can buy it new right now from Barnes and Noble and amazon.com. So far no sign of it in the UK or at the Book Depository, but I will keep you posted.

    There will be an ebook (for the first time) but I am not sure when. I've just signed the amendment to the original contract. So for those who prefer books in electronic form, I will keep you posted on that, too.

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    *Anything being sold at either of these sites at a low price through a third party seller and described as "new" is actually no such thing. It will be the original edition and not that different from a used book, so expect signs of aging. (Also, like a used book, I don't get paid, but that's a different subject.)
     
  2. ratsy

    ratsy www.scifiexplorations.com

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    That is so great. Congrats Teresa. I'll be sure to order from Amazon.ca next order I place. I do have the new Goblin Moon Paperback on order from Amazon.com as well. I'm looking forward to reading both :)
     
  3. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Thanks, ratsy. Amazon.ca does list it for pre-order. Although I don't know if anyone will order it, considering they have the release date as 2024!
     
  4. ratsy

    ratsy www.scifiexplorations.com

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    I saw that, but I'm sure it won't be any later than 2023...may need a sled dog or two. :)
     
  5. Michael Colton

    Michael Colton Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! I have ordered it. :)
     
  6. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee Come away, oh human child - Waters and the Wild

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    Fantastic news! :)
     
  7. Tower75

    Tower75 Igniter of propellant

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    Amazon keep recommending this title to me... I'll have a looksie. ;)
     
  8. Tower75

    Tower75 Igniter of propellant

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    At least, I think it does... :oops:
     
  9. Gary Compton

    Gary Compton I miss you, wor kid.

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    This is fantastic. I will be ordering it. :)

    Two books coming out in one week - huzzah!
     
  10. Brian G Turner

    Brian G Turner He's a very naughty boy! Staff Member

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    Congratulations. :)

    And here's hoping they list in the UK soon. :)
     
  11. HareBrain

    HareBrain Bunny of Wonder Staff Member

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    Those are some nice author endorsements!

    Please let us know if (hopefully when) it does becomes available in the UK.
     
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    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    I second this.
     
  13. The Judge

    The Judge Truth. Order. Moderation. Staff Member

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    Excellent news!
    Thirded!
     
  14. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Since I'm eager to spread the word about the GM and TQN reprints, if anyone with a blog or website about books or writing would like to interview me or would be willing to let me witter away in an appearance as a guest blogger, please contact me.
     
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  15. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    I'm excited to hear this. I would love to meet the original goblin princess. I'll be looking for the ebook.
     
  16. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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  17. chopper

    chopper Steven Poore - Epic Fantasist & SFSF Socialist

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    Fourthed! I'm not certain I get enough traffic to count as a site about writing, but I shall definitely mention this... :)

    ...& if you don't mind, i've quoted your post in my post....
     
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  18. Juliana

    Juliana will write for cups of tea

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    Congratulations, Teresa. I have a B&N five minutes from home, so shall go in and order it in style. :)
     
  19. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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  20. The Judge

    The Judge Truth. Order. Moderation. Staff Member

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    What a great review!
     
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