German publisher Luzifer Verlag has sent the cover art for the second volume of their translation of Speaks the Nightbird. Their title, Matthew Corbett und die Hexe von Fount Royal, translates as Matthew Corbett and the Witch of Fount Royal. The cover has been added to the Book Cover Gallery. Book two will be published in hardcover later in 2017.

Luzifer Press: Matthew Corbett und die Hexe von Fount Royal: Band I

Luzifer Press: Matthew Corbett und die Hexe von Fount Royal: Band II

Here are both covers by Michael Schubert. Click on a cover to view a larger image.

German publisher Luzifer Verlag recently published volume one of their translation of Robert McCammon’s Speaks the Nightbird. You can read more about Matthew Corbett und die Hexe von Fount Royal on the Luzifer Verlag blog. Volume two is planned for release in early 2018.

Luzifer Verlag has also acquired the German translation rights to The Queen of Bedlam (book two of the Matthew Corbett series) and The Border. It’ll be a while before publication details are available, but we’ll keep you posted as they happen!

Amazon DE link for the hardcover edition

Amazon DE link for the Kindle edition

nightbird-audioAudible is celebrating the one-year anniversary of their Daily Deal program by putting 100 of their best-selling audiobooks on sale through the end of Thursday, August 28, 2014. That includes the unabridged audiobook edition of Speaks the Nightbird, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini. Through August 28, 2014, at 11:59 PM EDT, you can pick up Speaks the Nightbird for only $5.95 (it normally retails for $39.95)! You do not have to be an Audible member to purchase the book at this price (you will need an account, but you don’t have to sign up for their program).

“Edoardo Ballerini performs this story of accusation and fear flawlessly. He effortlessly switches his pitch, accents, and timbre to suit the unfortunate Rachel Howarth, the endless curious Corbett, and the various determined characters, good and evil.” (AudioFile)

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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.

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Speaks the Nightbird ebook

The ebook editions of Speaks the Nightbird are available for pre-ordering now! The ebook will be released on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. You can pre-order the book now from Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (NOOK), and Those are the U.S. links; the Speaks the Nightbird ebook will be available everywhere, including Amazon UK and Amazon CA.)

All four published books in the Matthew Corbett series are now available in ebook editions (though Mister Slaughter and The Providence Rider are not yet available outside of North America). Links to order the books can be found in the right-hand sidebar on this site.

The audiobook version of Speaks the Nightbird has received an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine. From their website:

Earphones AwardAudioFile awards Earphones to truly exceptional presentations that excel in all the following criteria:

  • Narrative voice and style
  • Vocal characterizations
  • Appropriateness for the audio format
  • Enhancement of the text

The audiobook is narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and produced by Audible, Inc. You can read the AudioFile review on their website. The audiobook has also been nominated for a 2013 Audies Award.

There are also audiobooks of The Queen of Bedlam, Mister Slaughter, and The Providence Rider. They, too, are narrated by Edoardo Ballerini. You can find them on the Audible website.

apaThe audiobook edition of Speaks the Nightbird is one of the finalists in the Fiction category for the 2013 Audie Awards!

The Audies are “awards recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA).” More on the Audies can be found on the APA website. The winners will be announced on May 30, 2013.

Here’s the AudioFile page listing the 2013 Finalists:
AudioFile Magazine: 2013 Audies

The actual Press Release from the APA in PDF format can be found here.

The unabridged audiobook edition of Speaks the Nightbird was produced by Audible, Inc., and was narrated by Edoardo Ballerini.

Audible also produced unabridged recordings of the other Matthew Corbett novels, all read by Edoardo. You can purchase the audiobooks from Audible’s site.