The first in a new series from Daniel Polansky, author of the Low Town fantasy noir series.
I couldn't be more excited for this - the cover for the latest novel by Daniel Polansky, Those Above, has been revealed by publisher Hodderscape, and it looks pretty damn special.
I'm a little bit of a fan of Polansky's work. And by 'fan' I mean that I absolutely loved his Low Town series. Polansky's voice is filled with a bitter eloquence and world-weary snark that I find gripping.
The cover for Those Above was designed by Rhett Poderso, the same artist who was nominated for the Ravenheart Gemmell Award for the cover of She Who Waits, also by Polansky.
Here's the official blurb for Those Above, which will be published on February 25th 2015:
They enslaved humanity three thousand years ago. Tall, strong, perfect, superhuman and near immortal they rule from their glittering palaces in the eternal city in the centre of the world. They are called Those Above by their subjects. They enforce their will with fire and sword.
Twenty five years ago mankind mustered an army and rose up against them, only to be slaughtered in a terrible battle. Hope died that day, but hatred survived. Whispers of another revolt are beginning to stir in the hearts of the oppressed: a woman, widowed in the war, who has dedicated her life to revenge; the general, the only man to ever defeat one of Those Above in single combat, summoned forth to raise a new legion; and a boy killer who rises from the gutter to lead an uprising in the capital.
Those Above is the first of an extraordinary new fantasy epic by the author of the acclaimed Low Town series that will sweep the reader into a wholly alien, wholly recognizable world of rebellion and revenge, of love and of death, of intrigue and pitiless war.Excited? You bet I am.
Want to read more from Polansky?The Straight Razor Cure / Low Town [review]
Tomorrow, The Killing [review]
She Who Waits [review]
Interview with Daniel Polansky