Friday, June 20, 2014

Maplecroft Available for Pre-order Now

This is Cherie Priest's upcoming book that will feature Lizzie Borden. I am really looking forward to it, because it also involves Lovecraft style monsters. And if you've read Priest's Clockwork Century novels, you know she's adept at taking two genres and putting them together in a way that makes sense (in a fantasy-horror way, of course) and that her characters and the world that she creates for them to inhabit are always fascinating and imaginative. So, last time we got steampunk with zombies, and this time it's Lizzie Borden vs. Cthulhu. Just the idea makes me giggle with delight.

And on the author's blog, today, she gave us a bit more of a peek into what this novel will be like:

"In somewhat longer form, it’s a Victorian-style gothic novel, a love-letter to Dracula via Lovecraft. It’s the story of a woman chasing down arcane science for answers – struggling to save a town that shuns her. It’s also the tale of her older sister, Emma – a brilliant invalid who masquerades as a man in order to publish in scientific journals; Doctor Seabury, the physician who defended Lizzie during her trial, and now sees all too clearly that the creeping threat is hideously unnatural; and Lizzie’s young lover Nance O’Neil, a stunning stage actress whose stubborn devotion could take her closer to the truth than she ever ought to come.
And all the while, haunting the background entirely by accident…is a villain who doesn’t know he’s a villain. Of course, by the time he reaches Fall River, he doesn’t even know he’s human…"

Sounds very cool. I can't wait to read it! The book releases on September 2nd.

Pre-order on Amazon.
or Barnes & Noble

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