Angry RobotÂ is delighted to announce that, due to the immense popularity ofÂ Paul S. Kemp‘sÂ The Hammer and the BladeÂ – the first in hisÂ Tales of Egil and NixÂ series of sword and sorcery fantasy adventure novels – we have signed Paul up to write a third book starring our favourite tomb robbers.
Tentatively titledÂ A Conversation in Blood, the book is scheduled for Summer 2014. To sate readers’ appetites for more great sword and sorcery action, the second in the series,Â A Discourse in Steel, will be published in June of next year.
Paul S. KempÂ said: “I don’t know about you, but my pink parts are all tingly! Wait, is that too much information? Uh, sorry. So, anyway, continuing my relationship with the metallic overlords? Check. Writing more stories in the sword and sorcery sub-genre I love? Double check. The long and short of it? I’m smiling. Hugely. I’ve had so much fun writing about Egil and Nix, and have had such positive feedback from readers who’ve had a blast, too, that I’m just delighted to have the opportunity to write more of their adventures. Huzzah!”
Angry Robot Editor Lee HarrisÂ added: “The Hammer and the BladeÂ has proven to be one of our most popular titles of 2012, so it was an easy decision to ask Paul to write more in that world. Sword and Sorcery is alive and well and living in Paul S Kemp’s brilliantÂ Tales of Egil and Nixseries.”