Orbit Books has released the cover of the third book in John R. Fultz’s Books of the Shaper series, Seven Sorcerers, scheduled for release this winter. Here’s the back cover copy, leaked to us by Bothan spies:
Ancient Power. Immortal Blood. Eternal Foes.
The Almighty Zyung drives his massive armies across the world to invade the Land of the Five Cities. So begins the final struggle between freedom and tyranny.
The Southern Kings D’zan and Undutu lead a fleet of warships to meet Zyung’s aerial armada. Vireon the Slayer and Tyro the Sword King lead Men and Giants to defend the free world. So begins the great slaughter of the age.
lardu the Shaper and Sharadza Vodsdaughter must awaken the Old Breed to face Zyung’s legion of sorcerers. So begins a desperate quest beyond the material world into strange realms of magic and mystery.
Yet already it may be too late…
If you can’t stand the excitement and want to read some John R. Fultz today — perfectly understandable — then we suggest you start with his fine sword & sorcery story “When the Glimmer Faire Came to the City of the Lonely Eye,” published right here back in January as part of our Black Gate Online Fiction line. Or try the complete first chapter of Seven Kings for free.
Seven Sorcerers is scheduled to be published by Orbit Books on December 3, 2013. Look for it in bookstores everywhere.