May 2014: The River of Souls

Posted by goathunter on March 21, 2014 (Comments Closed)

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Coming May 2014!
Pre-order from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, B&N, Amazon UK, Amazon CA

Subterranean Press: Announcing the Signed, Limited Edition of Robert McCammon’s The Queen of Bedlam

Posted by goathunter on April 6, 2014 (Comments Closed)

Subterranean Press has posted this announcement on their website:

Announcing the Signed, Limited Edition of Robert McCammon’s The Queen of Bedlam

Important Note: There is no exclusive order period for The Queen of Bedlam, which has a smaller print run than The Providence Rider and The River of Souls, but a larger one than Mister Slaughter. Catch all that? If you’re looking to match a number with Queen, please request it in the comments when you place your order. We expect this title to sell out quickly, so please don’t delay in ordering. There is no trade edition, and the limited will not be made available to our wholesale and large online retail accounts.

Matthew Corbett first appeared in 2002’s Speaks the Nightbird, the novel which signaled Robert McCammon’s return to fiction after a decade long absence. Five years later, in another significant event, Matthew reappeared in The Queen of Bedlam, a book that firmly established him as the central figure in the best historical adventure series going.

The Queen of Bedlam opens in 1702, some three years after the harrowing experiences of Speaks the Nightbird. Matthew is now living in the nascent metropolis of New York City and has found unsatisfying employment as a poorly paid clerk to a local magistrate. At this juncture, two related events take place that will radically alter Matthew’s future. One is the advent of a murderous predator—popularly known as the Masker—who terrorizes the city. The other is Matthew’s recruitment by the Herrald Agency, an early prototype of the classic private detective agency. Under the auspices of his new employer, Matthew, together with his mentor, Hudson Greathouse, travels to a mental hospital in rural New Jersey, where he meets an unidentified woman known simply as the Queen of Bedlam, a woman who may hold the key to the Masker’s identity.

The Queen of Bedlam is a crime story, of course, and a genuinely enthralling one. More than that, it is a portrait of colonial New York so vibrant and richly detailed that it is almost palpable. The sights, smells, and sounds—the sheer physical reality of that time and place—are drawn with the sure hand of a master storyteller. Supplementing all this is a varied cast of supporting characters who are by turns comic, bizarre, intriguing, endearing, and, in some instances, terrifying. At the center of it all is Matthew Corbett, a gifted young man beginning to discover who—and what—he is meant to become. He is a hero suited to his times, and a fictional creation destined to endure for a very long time to come.

Limited: 374 signed numbered copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $125
Lettered: 26 signed, deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $500

Note: There is no SubPress trade edition of The Queen of Bedlam.

You can pre-order the book from Subterranean Press here.

The River of Souls audiobook coming from Audible

Posted by goathunter on March 23, 2014 (Comments Closed)

Audible now has the unabridged audiobook of The River of Souls available for pre-ordering. The audiobook is scheduled for release on May 31, 2014. The narrator is the great Edoardo Ballerini, who narrated the first four Matthew Corbett audiobooks.

Pre-order The River of Souls audiobook from Audible

Pre-order The River of Souls audiobook from Amazon US

Ordering links for all of the Robert McCammon audiobooks can be found here.

New T-shirts: The River of Souls

Posted by goathunter on March 12, 2014 (Comments Closed)

Thanks to artist Vincent Chong, T-shirts featuring the cover art for the Subterranean Press edition of The River of Souls are now available in the Robert McCammon’s Worlds shop at Spreadshirt! They join shirts featuring the logo for The Five and the covers for Mister Slaughter, The Providence Rider, and The Hunter from the Woods.

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The purpose of the shirts is simply to help promote Robert McCammon’s work. In order to keep the costs down, no profit is made from these shirts; the prices shown are the actual costs of the shirts from Spreadshirt.com. A variety of shirt types, colors, and sizes are available. Additional shirt styles can be added to the store, so if you don’t see the type of shirt you want, drop me a line and let me know what you want.

Robert McCammon T-shirts at Spreadshirt.com

Note that the printing and shipping of the shirts is handled entirely by Spreadshirt. In my experience, it takes about 7 to 10 days for U.S. orders to be delivered.

Subterranean Press: The River of Souls updates

Posted by goathunter on March 11, 2014 (Comments Closed)

Subterranean Press posted this update on The River of Souls:

We have a number of updates on Robert McCammon’s newest historical thriller, The River of Souls, to share with you.

  • The book has just gone to the printer, which means we’re very much on track to meet our May 31 publication date.
  • Head over to the book’s product page to check out a long excerpt (in epub and mobi formats).

The first review has landed, from Publishers Weekly, and we’re delighted by it:

Macabre surprises abound in McCammon’s entertaining fifth Matthew Corbett historical (after 2012′s Providence Rider). In the summer of 1703, while on a visit to Charles Town in the Carolina colony, “problem-solver” Matthew and Magnus Muldoon, his “big as a mountain” new friend, join a manhunt for three escaped slaves, one of whom has been accused of murdering a plantation owner’s daughter (though Matthew has uncovered evidence that implicates one of the hunters). McCammon resorts to a few credibility-stretching gambits in the closing chapters, but, as usual, he nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural.

Important Collector’s Note: There is no longer a limit on who may order the Signed, Limited Edition. This version contains the long bonus story, “The Scorpion’s Eye”, which cannot be reprinted anywhere else for at least two years.

Limited: 474 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with the bonus story, artwork not in the trade hardcover, and housed in a custom slipcase: $125

Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover edition: $24.95

Publishers Weekly reviews The River of Souls

Posted by goathunter on March 3, 2014 (Comments Closed)

Publishers Weekly has posted their review of Robert McCammon’s The River of Souls, the fifth novel in the Matthew Corbett series (mild spoilers):

The River of Souls

Robert R. McCammon. Subterranean (www.subterraneanpress.com), $24.95 (264p) ISBN 978-1-59606-630-4

Macabre surprises abound in McCammon’s entertaining fifth Matthew Corbett historical (after 2012’s Providence Rider). In the summer of 1703, while on a visit to Charles Town in the Carolina colony, “problem-solver” Matthew and Magnus Muldoon, his “big as a mountain” new friend, join a manhunt for three escaped slaves, one of whom has been accused of murdering a plantation owner’s daughter (though Matthew has uncovered evidence that implicates one of the hunters). Their travel up the River of Solstice—which the locals refer to as “the river of souls”—proves to be a journey into the genuine heart of darkness, replete with ravenous alligators, a tribe of fiercely savage Native Americans, and a seemingly demonic monster known as the Soul Cryer. McCammon resorts to a few credibility-stretching gambits in the closing chapters, but, as usual, he nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural. Agent: Cameron McClure, DMLA. (May)

Reviewed on: 03/03/2014
Release date: 05/01/2014

The River of Souls will be released in May 2014. You can pre-order copies from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, B&N, Amazon UK, Amazon CA. Ebook editions will also be available.

The Queen of Bedlam limited edition coming from Subterranean Press

Posted by goathunter on February 3, 2014 (Comments Closed)

In an announcement about the availability of The River of Souls signed trade editions, Subterranean Press also revealed that they’re working on a limited edition of The Queen of Bedlam, the second Matthew Corbett book. The announcement stated that it “will be the most limited McCammon edition we’ve ever published.” No other details are available at this time, but we’ll keep you posted!

Subterranean: The River of Souls Signed Trade Editions Sold Out

Posted by goathunter on February 3, 2014 (Comments Closed)

From Subterranean Press:

Just a quick note to let you know that the signed trade copies of The River of Souls are now sold out. We still have plenty of unsigned trade copies available for preorder.
Lettered: 26 signed, deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $500

Limited: 474 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with the bonus story, artwork not in the trade hardcover, and housed in a custom slipcase: $125

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover copies (first 500 copies signed by Robert McCammon): $24.95

 

Subterranean Press: Announcing The River of Souls

Posted by goathunter on January 20, 2014 with 5 Comments

Subterranean Press has posted the details of the release of Robert McCammon’s The River of Souls, the fifth book in the Matthew Corbett series.

We’re pleased to announce The River of Souls, Robert McCammon’s latest installment in the Matthew Corbett series of historical thrillers. Please note that we’ll have fewer signed copies of the Trade Edition than ever before, so don’t hesitate to get your order in. For those who own the Limited or Lettered Edition of the previous volume, The Providence Rider, the exclusive preorder period for River runs until February 28. After that, copies wll be opened to the general public.

About the Book:

Important Note: Only those who own a Limited or Lettered Edition of The Providence Rider may order the same edition of The River of Souls at this time, unless you order both. Anyone may order the trade edition.

The year is 1703. The place: the Carolina settlement of Charles Town. Matthew Corbett, professional “problem solver,” has accepted a lucrative, if unusual, commission: escorting a beautiful woman to a fancy dress ball.

What should be a pleasant assignment takes a darker turn when Matthew becomes involved in a murder investigation. A sixteen-year-old girl has been stabbed to death on the grounds of a local plantation. The suspected killer is a slave who has escaped, with two family members, into the dubious protection of a nearby swamp. Troubled by certain discrepancies and determined to see some sort of justice done, Matthew joins the hunt for the runaway slaves. He embarks on a treacherous journey up the Solstice River, also known as the River of Souls. He discovers that something born of the swamp has joined the hunt… and is stalking the hunters with more than murder in mind.

What follows is a shattering ordeal encompassing snakes, alligators, exiled savages, mythical beasts, and ordinary human treachery. The journey up the River of Souls will test the limits of Matthew’s endurance, and lead him through a nightmarish passage to a confrontation with his past, and a moment that will alter his life forever.

Gripping, unsettling, and richly atmospheric, The River of Souls is a masterful historical adventure featuring the continuing exploits of a young hero the USA Character Approved Blog has called “the Early American James Bond.”

The Limited and Lettered Editions will contain the 10,000 word bonus story, “The Scorpion’s Eye”, as well as full-color illustrations not in the Trade Hardcover.

The first 500 folks who order the Trade hardcover will receive a signed (but not inscribed) copy.

Lettered: 26 signed, deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $500
Limited: 474 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with the bonus story, artwork not in the trade hardcover, and housed in a custom slipcase: $125
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover copies (first 500 copies signed by Robert McCammon): $24.95

The book is also available for pre-ordering from Amazon US, B&N, Amazon UK, and Amazon CA.

  • ISBN: 978-1-59606-629-8
  • Length: 256 pages

The River of Souls will be published in May 2014. Ebook editions and, hopefully, an audiobook edition will also be available.

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Vincent Chong.

You can view a larger version of the cover art here.

Speaks the Nightbird audiobook is today’s Audible Daily Deal!

Posted by goathunter on January 10, 2014 (Comments Closed)

Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McCammonAudible’s Daily Deal for Friday, January 10, 2014, is Robert McCammon’s Speaks the Nightbird! The audio version of the first book in the Matthew Corbett series is on sale for only $5.95 until 11:59 PM ET. While you need to create an Audible account (which can be the same as an Amazon account) if you don’t have one, you do not need to be an Audible member to get the book at this special price.

 

 

 

Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McCammon
The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies – and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel’s innocence and desperate to exonerate the woman he has come to love, Matthew begins his own investigation among the townspeople. Piecing together the truth, he has no choice but to vanquish a force more malevolent than witchcraft in order to save his beloved Rachel – and free Fount Royal from the menace claiming innocent lives.

Click here to purchase the audiobook edition of Speaks the Nightbird.