Wednesday, January 10, 2007
THE PRINCES OF THE GOLDEN CAGE cover art
And now, let's kick it into gear for some serious promotion, people. See that beautiful picture to the left of this text? That's the cover art for the very first book I ever sold as an agent, THE PRINCES OF THE GOLDEN CAGE by Nathalie Mallet. It's coming out from Night Shade Books on August 15th, and it's even got it's own Amazon page now!
And you know what an Amazon page is for, right? It's to pre-order the book! Because just look at that cover art... isn't it gorgeous, isn't it wonderful, doesn't it make you want to go.... "oh God, I need to buy this book"? It should!
Nathalie is a talented writer who lives in British Columbia, and this is her first novel that will ever have been put out in print. She writes a damn fine mystery, and when you combine it with an Arabian-inspired fantasy setting, you've got something cooking.
Not convinced yet? Too lazy to click on the Amazon link? Well here's the description of the book for you, conveniently excerpted by me.
Prince Amir lives in a lavish and beautiful cage. He lives in a palace with hundreds of his brothers, all barred by law from ever leaving the palace until he, or one of his brothers, becomes the next Sultan. Living under constant threat of death at the hands of his scheming brothers, Amir has chosen a life of solitude and study. His scholarly and alchemical pursuits bring him under suspicion when his brothers begin to die from seemingly supernatural means. Amir finds himself thrown together with his brother Erik, the son of a barbarian princess. Together they must discover the dark secret that is stalking the halls of their golden cage.
Murder... royal intrigue...magic...a beautiful foreign princess... this book has it all. Plus the fact that it's just plain fun to read. =) You know you want to get it now, don't you?