• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:

    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!



Of Polished Steel & Burnt Ice

This month  we’re launching a brand new Voyager author, Steve Wheeler, and his epic Science Fiction novel Burnt Ice. It’s been a while since we had some new pure science fiction gracing the blog, so we’re very excited about this one!
Burnt Ice is set in a distant future where the Sphere of Humankind is a vast interstellar empire ruled by The Administration and wars are run & televised to entertain the masses by the omnipresent Games Board. Featuring rogue AIs, massive Space Urchins, a rag-tag squadron of soldier-engineers and genetic engineering, Burnt Ice is the beginning of fantastic new series A Fury of Aces.
Read an except here.
In his other life in New Zealand, Steve Wheeler works as a metal worker and has crafted knives, swords and props for The Hobbit movie ( How awesome is that?).  He’ll be launching Burnt Ice at the Weta Cave at Weta HQ on April the 14th and we’ll be sure to post pictures afterward!

Cover illustration by John Howe ( yes THAT John Howe!)

8 Responses

  1. That’s a cool title, and one hell of an amazing cover!

  2. Thanks for the grand intro! Yes, it has been an exciting journey made superbly easy by the wonderful guys at HarperVoyager and in particular Steph Smith. My heartfelt thanks to you Steph.

    The cover is by the Master: John Howe. Look out for his review of the book coming up mid next week.

  3. No problem Steve! Looking forward to the review from John Howe!

  4. I tend to read fantasy over sci fi, but that cover is amazing and I want to find out more. I enjoyed Hunger Games, and I can see that there could be some similarity with the wars in this book being run and televised by this Games Board. I will have to keep an eye out for it.

    And crafting knives and swords for The Hobbit? That’s awesome! 😀

  5. Awesome to hear there’s a new Science Fiction writer in the Voyager stable. Here at CDL, we’re looking forward to reading Steve Wheeler’s Burnt Ice

  6. Thanks guys!

    Joanna Rix, the editor of the Dominion Post ‘Your Weekend’ magazine wrote an article published last Saturday. It can be viewed here:

    An earlier quote from Joanna is :
    “Wheeler has crafted a world overflowing with technological realism, imaginative depth and rollicking adventure.”

  7. Great, so now I have to wait for the next one…

    Particularly like the articles and rules of war in the appendix, very good at setting the scene.

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