From Hague Publishing.
A warm welcome to all our new subscribers, as well as those who've been with us for a while. Once again we look forward to sharing with you the fantastic books and authors we've been working with since our last newsletter way-back in May of last year.
In This Newsletter
- New Releases
- Dark Days by Leonie Rogers, book 2 in the Albatar Chronicles
- The White Pavilion by Ruth Fox
- Slipstream by Alice Godwin
- The Audiobook of Nightfall as narrated by Alan Malcolm and Sally Bruce
- Coming Soon for 2023
- Asparagus Grass by Adrian Deans
- The War of the Worlds in Real Time, a fictionalised docudrama written by HG Wells, Leonie Rogers, Michael Cnudde, Andrew Harvey, and Ken Vickery will be tweeted live throughout the month of June
- Author News
- New Eden, by Ruth Fox, book 2 in CatCat Publishing's The Ark Trilogy to be released 29 April.
- Andrew J. Harvey has another book in The Portal Adventures coming out from Peasantry Press on May 2.
- Asparagus Grass' Adrian Deans has been busing on Muse.
- And a reminder about our Trilogy Paperback Packs (Save 10% and free P&P)
- The Frontier Series by Leonie Rogers
- The Safe Harbour Chronicle by Shaune Lafferty Webb
- The Bridges Trilogy by Ruth Fox
Dark Days by Leonie Rogers
(Book 2 in Leonie's Rogers' new fantasy series The Albatar Chronicles )
With the defeat of the Greater Gorgone, Kazari has survived her first ordeal as a Hunter. But the battle left both her body and mind scarred. As Kazari's training intensifies, the nightmares that haunt her sleep threaten to overwhelm her. Kazari has learned a great deal as a Hunter and Dancer, but she is still the only one who can sense when a demon from Beyond - a gorgone - is nearby. And as the Lady's followers prepare themselves for war, it becomes clear that Kazari will become one of the Lady's greatest weapons - if she can overcome her own fears.
But the threat to Albatar is rising - and evil lurks in surprising places.
- 'Dark Days is the 2nd in The Albatar Chronicles - following on from Amethyst Pledge - by Aussie author Leonie Rogers and it was exceptional .' - Brenda, Goodreads Reviewer.
- '... both wonderful and frightening, I became so invested in the characters of Kaz and Sendar that I didn't want anything awful to happen to them!' Alayne Goodreads
- 'I love the way this series is developing ...' Carolyn Goodreads
The White Pavilion by Ruth Fox
When Imre falls dancing the Dance of a Thousand Steps, she is called to the Citadel by the Principe Regent, certain she is to be punished.
But the Regent is both more and less than he seems, and Imre must discover why Tierra Méjor is being ripped from its Core.
On a planet that moves to the ticking of a pendulum, can Imre prevent her world being torn apart?
- 'The White Pavilion is elevated into sheer brilliance because of its memorable protagonist and world building.' - Julie's A Bookworm
- 'The White Pavilion might just be one of my all-time favourite book... It is so unbelievably, perfectly, undeniably human, it makes me want to cry.' - The Writing Werewolf
- 'This book's world building is perfect' - Kaylee's Reviews
- 'This book consumed me. I don't think I've ever read a proper steampunk novel before now, just seen the aesthetic and the stereotypes. I didn't find any of these things in The White Pavilion. Instead, I found a stunning world bursting at the seams with lore, a large but well-balanced and vibrant cast of characters, and a story so intricate and perfectly paced it's almost as if it was propelled by finely tuned gears instead of the human mind.' - Bethany Martin
Slip Stream by Alice Godwin
When the body of a young heiress is found and her baby, ripped from the still warm corpse, is taken; the woman's half-brother swears to bring those responsible to justice. It is a task that appears almost impossible until years later when he discovers the child's name, Raven.
Now Raven lives on the edge of society, earning her living surrounded and immersed in the electronic chatter and detritus of a future world. And then Ceriful crosses the boundaries, bringing the slipstream in his wake.
Ceriful - sometimes demon and sometimes angel, but always dangerous - a being from another reality, part fantasy, part product of those who still dream, and oh so enticing. Ceriful needs Raven to restore his realm, and he brings with him a promise. Now Raven's decision will either save his world, or ours.
But when the fantastic becomes real, people die.
'If you are a YA fantasy reader you’ll devour Slipstream and you’ll be captured by its unique story and the themes it tackles.'
'... the world building was incredible.'
Books with Raven
'Filled with suspense, foreshadowing, and flashbacks ... this magical mystery will glue you to the edge of your seat.'
'... leaves you wanting more ...'
'... a lovely mixture of Science Fiction and Fantasy.'
JSPorter, Bookworm Reviews
Petrichor by Melanie Rees
Drought has turned the paddocks of Paddle Creek Station to dust. Now the death of Clayton's older brother has shaken his family to its core and left a gaping hole in Clayton's memory. A hole his parents won't even discuss.
When Waringa, in the shape of a fox-spirit, tells Clayton it's up to him to save his family and to free the rain spirits held prisoner by the demonic Red King, Clayton must find a strength within himself he never knew he possessed.
But as Waringa guides Clayton towards his ultimate battle with the Red King, his quest brings his whole family closer to the abandoned homestead where his brother died. And as it does Clayton's actions uncover raw wounds, forcing hidden memories to surface.
- 'in Melanie Rees’ exquisite telling, the unbearable is transformed' - Carly Rheilan, Author of 'Birthrights' and 'Asylum'.
- 'It is a story that fascinates and inspires in equal measure' - The Hard Hat Book Site.
- 'Petrichor is beautifully written. The descriptions of the Australian landscape in the grip of drought paints a stark image of the effects of natural disaster on both the land and the people who live on it' - Kate Reads' Books.
- '... a beautifully written book about grief and the love a family can have for each other. It delivers a strong message to talk about your grief with the ones you love.' - Jenny Lous Book Reviews.
- 'A thoroughly well written, thoughtfully explored and 3 dimensional story exploring the impact of Toxic Masculinity, Suicide, Grief, Financial Hardship, and Family Support in a time of crisis.' - Ali - Goodreads' Reviewer
Nightfall, Audiobook narrated by Alan Malcolm and Sally Bruce, Book 1 in the Clemhorn Trilogy by Andrew J Harvey:
Paperback and ebook published by Zmok Books
After eighty years of war the remnants of humanity on the Nayarit Line struggled to survive in sealed domes, surrounded by radioactive wasteland and genetically engineered viruses. It was in the last, desperate years of the war that the first trans-temporal portal was developed at Chiqu, a small research facility on the west coast of North America. As the domes finally failed and civilization collapsed around them, Iapura led fifty-three survivors to found a new empire on a parallel Earth; an Earth where, in 1884, Russian and English armies faced each other across America’s Great Plains, totally unprepared for the technology of the invading Nayarit.
The Cross-Temporal Empire now encompasses 54 parallel Earths. But with its ruling Council riven by dissent the death of First Leader Manet, sets the Council into a slow and irrevocable slide into civil war. A war that threatens not only the lives of the Clemhorn siblings: Conrad, Arnold, Donald, and Ivy; but the very future of the Empire.
- “Nightfall is a combination of classic sci-fi invasion and imperial literature with a compelling plot” – Jo Niederhoff, The San Francisco Book Review
- “The author did a great job bringing this new world, and its characters to life” – Locks Hooks and Books
- “The first novel in what promises to be an epic multivolume series” – Michael Cnudde (author of War Plan Crimson, A Novel of Alternate History)
- “… a wonderful work of speculative fiction which masterfully encompasses aspects of military sci-fi and alternate history” Five Stars – Ruth Fox, Goodreads Author
- “Nightfall is a complex, logical and enthralling alternate history with a huge story arc” – Tatitjarra (Amazon Australia reviewer)
Original paperback & eBook published by Zmok Books and distributed by Simon and Schuster.
Asparagus Grass by Adrian Deans
(Book 1 in a stunning new series)
Available July 5 2003
Mitch Kuiper works for the Council pulling out asparagus grass - a tough spiky weed that conquers entire suburbs. Mitch's life is entirely normal until he meets two quirky young women with incredible secrets and, as Mitch is drawn into their worlds, he finds his head exploding with the perils before him - a galactic war, in which he has just become a key player.
The War of the Worlds in Real Time,
A fictionalised docudrama written by HG Wells, Leonie Rogers, Michael Cnudde, Andrew Harvey, and Ken Vickery will be tweeted live throughout the month of June from @1897WotW, and live on our blog at wotw.name and haguepublishing.com/WotW
NEWS ABOUT OUR AUTHORS
New Eden, by Ruth Fox, book 2 in Ruth's The Ark Trilogy will be available from CamCat Publishing 29 August 2023.
The fight for the future of the whales has just begun.
With tensions rising back on Earth between the Adherants, a sect devoted to keeping humanity from colonizing space, and Earth United, it is even more important for Seiiki and the whales to reach New Eden quickly and safely. But as the contingent comes out of hyperspace, an unknown computer error sends them off-course into an asteroid belt. The military escort ships land badly damaged on New Eden, and the whales are trapped inside a crippled Seiiki, several kilometers from the planned landing site. And it seems their new home planet is not the peaceful paradise they expected.
Praise for "Under the Heavens" (Book 1 in The Ark Trilogy)
"an intriguing YA sci-fi thriller with environmental, social, technological, and biblical elements!" MTM (Goodreads reviewer)
Vortex on Vertu Prime, Book 3 in the Portal Adventure
by Andrew J Harvey will be released by by Peasantry Press May 2 2023
Thrown back in time on a strange planet, Tania, Mark, and Windracer's only hope of getting home is a bossy, alien teddy bear called Edward. A bear who has decided to adopt Tania, much to her disgust. The last thing Tania needs is someone else telling her what to do-her mother does enough of that! And the holiday had started so well when her mother had invited them to Vertu Station with her.
But the Station is a wreck, and her mom quickly accepts an offer from the manager of Vertu Prime's 5-star hotel to put the children up for a week. The hotel, occupies the lower floors of the planet's sole remaining arcology; a massive, pyramid-shaped, self-contained city.
When archaeologists accidentally activate an alien temporal warp generator, Tania, Mark, Windracer, and Edward are thrown backward through time. With Edward's power reserves dangerously low, it is up to the three friends to reach the generator and turn it off-before it destroys the planet.
Praise for "The Portal Adventures" Series
"An unforgettable, fast-paced intergalactic adventure… An outstanding innovation on a well-loved theme. The Portal Adventures is well-told and yes, thoroughly believable." - Shelley Davidow
Adrian Deans on Muse
In the lead up to the publication of his inaugural Hague title Asparagus Grass Adrian Deans has written another blog in his Muse on writing Science Fiction entitled Subtext and Story. The first in the series, Changing the Rules, can be found here. A third Muse will be published in conjunction with Asparagus Grass' release.
Trilogy Paperback Packs
Save 10% and get FREE P&P
- The Frontier Series by Leonie Rogers - $67.36 AU (approx $47 USD)
- The Safe Harbour Chronicle by Shaune Lafferty Webb - $67.36 AU (approx $47 USD)
- The Bridges Trilogy by Ruth Fox - $49.41 AU (approx $34 USD)
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