Congratulations to Liza Granville whose new novel, The Tor, is released this week by BeWrite Books.
This outstanding novel -- an apocalyptic fantasy with its feet firmly on the ground -- is Liza's third BB title ... and it really has bowled us over.
It's also one of the first titles Tony has worked on to produce, as well as the usual high quality paperback, perfect ebook versions in PDF, ePub and MobiPocket formats. That should cover pretty well every way you might want to read The Tor.
To learn more about the book and about Liza and to read an extract, just click on the open book icon in the top right margin of this page to reach the site (www.bewrite.net), opt for the book-store and click on the cover of Liza Granville's The Tor.
For those interested in the details: the book was handled editorially by Hugh McCracken, text and cover was designed by Tony Szmuk ... and we all (as usual) joined in the proof reading. Printing is by Lightning Source International in the UK and US and ebook formatting and design is by Tony.
But the star of the show is the author ... let's hear it for Liza Granville!
Here's the back cover text ... and if, after reading, you go to the BeWrite store, to learn a little about Liza you'll know the answer to a question below that could win you a free copy.
Among the rotting ruins and open sores of a diseased Earth, Jude – sole survivor of a solitary group of hungry travellers and scavengers – is destined for a vital task ... but those who knew what that task is are all dead.
Bewildered and questing, Jude makes an epic Odyssey across a dying and decaying landscape of corrupt countryside and crumbling cities, thinly peopled by savage killers and unworldly dreamers, in a desperate bid to discover what he is meant to do.
Along the winding way, he gathers new companions: a wretched waif, rescued from slavery and cannibalism, a mysterious woman of beauty and secrets, and an equally mysterious, though anything but beautiful, old man of unfathomable prophesies and ferocious violence. At times, Jude feels his tired old wagon horse is his only true ally as the once-clear dividing line between friend and foe becomes blurred.
In this futuristic re-telling of ancient Grail legends, Jude becomes knight errant in a joust to the death between fear and duty.
Will he become the saviour of humanity or its doomed scapegoat at the end of days ... when his quest finally brings him to The Tor?
With characters that become as familiar as personal friends and enemies, a story that is both vaguely remembered and vividly fresh, and pages that seem to turn in the wind, Liza Granville inspires her reader to ask, for new reasons, the age-old question ... is our very presence on the only planet we know intimately the problem or the solution? Are we Mother Nature’s children or her killer?
First paper reader to answer the question below in a comment to this blog post will get a free paperback of The Tor. First digital reader to post the answer in comments will get the ebook download format of choice.
QUESTION: IN WHICH COUNTRY DOES AUTHOR LIZA GRANVILLE LIVE AND WRITE?