Join Martha Wells, James Enge, Howard Andrew Jones, Zig Zag Claybourne, and Sarah Avery to Celebrate C.S.E. Cooney’s Saint Death’s Daughter

Join Martha Wells, James Enge, Howard Andrew Jones, Zig Zag Claybourne, and Sarah Avery to Celebrate C.S.E. Cooney’s Saint Death’s Daughter

C.S.E. Cooney reads from her debut novel Saint Death’s Daughter, out this week from Solaris Books

It’s a week of celebration here at Black Gate! Tomorrow sees the long-awaited publication of SAINT DEATH’S DAUGHTER, the debut novel by the uber-talented C.S.E. Cooney, our first website editor. How exciting is this book? Amal El-Mohtar said, “I have never read anything so utterly alive,” Publishers Weekly proclaimed it “remarkable and… worth savoring,” and Locus called it a work of “Twisted genius!” It’s about time the world caught on to the extraordinary — and extraordinarily twisted — genius of Claire Cooney.

An all-star cast of Black Gate writers and bloggers gathered together to celebrate this past weekend, and we managed to record it all — including one of the most entertaining reading sessions we’ve seen in many years. Martha Wells read an excerpt from her multi-award winning Murderbot series, James Enge shared a Morlock story, Howard Andrew Jones delighted us with a tale of Hanuvar, Sarah Avery read a creepy fae story, and Zig Zag Claybourne shared an exciting fragment from his new novel.

To kick it all off, C.S.E. Cooney read from her new novel, the tale of a young necromancer with an allergy to violence who must navigate sinister intrigues to avenge the murder of her parents. Watch it all right here. Enjoy – -and be sure to check out Saint Death’s Daughter, on sale tomorrow at better bookstores everywhere!

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you had me at murderbot, but i will stay to watch it all, thank for the link and heads up about this book, gunna check it out!


i think the zoom worked really well, you could hear everyone clearly (and even some laughter in the background) and i didnt have any problems except that i had it paused for a while and off window and when i came back i had to refresh, but that happens with most everything from twitch to youtube. it was cool to hear a new to me murderbot story, just love that character. the new book from Cooney sounds interesting too. hard to compete with Gwynnes new book out today for reading time but i will check it out for sure.


Fantastic readings. Splendid!

C.S.E. Cooney

Dear John! I will never be able to thank you enough for this MARVELOUS morning of reading! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!


congrats on the book, i wish you many copies gobbled up by hungry eyes.

Eugene R.

Exciting to see a first novel from a long-time writer! Congratulations, Ms. Cooney, and a wish for as many more as you wish to give us.

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