Mancer

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’ first adult work is a fantasy trilogy that tackles questions of religion versus blind faith, patriotism versus xenophobia, and freedom versus security.

is on sale September 27 (e-book)
and November 1 (paperback)
from Harper Voyager!

Citizens of Kavet generally give little thought to the afterlife- unsurprising, since the dominant religion of the country believes too much focus on the next world is directly responsible for strife in this one, and everyone knows idle curiosity about the other realms is the first step on a dangerous road to sorcery and madness.

The only people allowed by law to even discuss such topics are the Order of the Napthol, a group of scholars responsible for giving counsel and advice when questions regarding the next world arise. They are the ones who study the three realms: the mortal one in which human beings live and die, and the two that follow, the Abyss and the Numen. Anyone outside their order is strictly forbidden from even discussing the other realms.

Hansa Viridian is a respected captain in the elite guard unit tasked with protecting the population of Kavet from sorcery. When he arrests an abyssumancer, a sorcerer whose power comes from the infernal realm known as the Abyss, the man attempts to explain that the creatures of that realm have some kind of plan.

The prisoner doesn’t get far before his own magic kills him, and Hansa’s attempts to investigate the supposed plot don’t get far. According to Sister of the Napthol Cadmia Paynes, the denizens of the abyss are creatures of violence and immediacy, incapable of planning. Everything she has ever been taught tells Cadmia she is right, but despite her assurances to Hansa and the others of his unit, she worries she has made a dreadful mistake.

When the next report of sorcery implicates Hansa’s neighbor and friend Xaz, it triggers a series of events that force unlikely allies to question everything they’ve ever known about magic, morality, love, and even death itself.


Mancer Book 1: Of the Abyss
is on sale September 27 (e-book)
and November 1 (paperback)
from Harper Voyager!

4 comments:

  1. Is it only going to be for Kindle?

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    1. I finally have an official release date for the paper version: November 1 will be a paperback release! I've updated it in the post above.

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  2. This publisher generally does a first release that's electronic only, then usually follows up with the paper copy a couple months later. Apparently it's a model that helps them put books out faster (so there doesn't end up being a huge wait between books in the series for example) and which seems to work well with the genre, where more people are interested in electronic rather than paper. So, to answer your question more directly, my understanding is that there will probably be a paper version at some point after the August 30 date, but since paper books require so much more in terms of production, the date and details for that are not yet available.

    To put it in perspective, it is 1.5 to 2 years between when I sign a contract with Random House and a book is actually released. HC on the other hand accepted Mancer in late December.

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  3. Speaking about internet and technologies these days. It helps us live easier. Like now I store my paperwork in virtual data rooms. I know it's safe for sure.

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