• 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!

     

     

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Only 5 sleeps to go until Dance with Dragons!

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Are you ready for the 12th July? The book we’ve all been waiting *cough* six years*cough* for is finally upon us! Who will live? Who will die? Who will tango with a dragon?

As some of you might know certain spoilers have escaped into the interweb, but PLEASE don’t spoil it for your fellow Voyagers! Let’s keep the blog a spoiler-free zone. At least until the 12th, then you can go nuts! 🙂

In the meantime check out this epic ad we’ll be running for the 17th July airing of HBO’s Game of Thrones on Showcase! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b0otfML5EU

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What do you think of this cover?

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A Game of Thrones TV tie-in edition

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We love it! It’s the tv-tie in cover to go with the HBO show, showing Sean Bean as Eddard Stark, and it is spectacular!

George R.R. announces A Dance with Dragons out July!

Harper Voyager HQ is buzzing this morning with the news that A Dance with Dragons is finally here. Oh happy day!

The man himself has announced on his website that “Barring tsunamis, general strikes, world wars, or asteroid strikes, you will have the novel in your hands on July 12. I hope you like it.”

So there you have it. 2011 will bring us a Game of Thrones HBO series and A Dance with Dragons. Happy Friday all!!

P.S. Have you seen the new trailer for Game of Thrones yet? Get excited.

Another teaser trailer for A Game of Thrones

Revealing … the iron throne!

*squirms with excitement/anticipation/can’t-wait-itis

Last minute Christmas presents?

Winter is Coming HBO T-shirt
Arya’s Needle sword replica

What do you give the person who has all of George R R Martin’s work and complains incessently about A Feast for Crows not being out yet?

Well, you COULD get them this t-shirt that’s just come out from HBO for the tie-in TV series.
OR you could buy yourself this sword and do whatever Arya would do if someone annoyed her …*
Your choice.
*Voyager does NOT condone violence unless it is spectacular and theatrical and on TV or in a book.

Fear is for the winter …

Every time one of these previews comes out, everyone goes ‘GNARGHhhcan’twaitanylongerneedtoseethisshowasap’.

 

We’re beyond the valley of Excitement and in the city of Awesome!