A while back, I was lucky enough to win a copy of Stephen Zimmer's debut novel, The Exodus Gate--the first book in his Rising Dawn saga. I snagged it in a contest hosted by Amberkatze's Book Blog. A pretty good book by my reckoning, as it was a blend of fantasy, science-fiction, and horror.
Stephen has a new series, however, that's about to hit store shelves through Seventh Star Press. The first book of his Fires in Eden series, which is an medieval fantasy epic, is titled Crown of Vengeance.
To help get the word out on this upcoming release, Stephen was kind enough to forward me some key information for all prospective readers.
Synopsis of Crown of Vengeance, Book One of the Fires In Eden series:
Begin an Epic Journey...
On a night that begins no different from any other, strange mists engulf Janus Roland, Erika Laesig, Mershad Shahab, and several others going about their lives in a quiet midwestern town. When the mist dissipates, they all find themselves looking up into the bright skies of a new, incredible world.
Without explanation of why it has happened, or any notion of where they are, they embark upon a grand adventure within the fantastical world of Ave. Some find themselves in the lands of the Saxan Kingdom, while others have emerged within the lands of the Onan, one of the tribes in the Five Realms confederation.
Storms of war loom over both Saxany and the Five Realms, as invasion forces mass under the inspiration of The Unifier, a mysterious, captivating figure whose influence has swept across the surface of Ave ever since His rise to power in the Gallean duchy of Avanor. It is a war that will be fought in the skies, upon the seas, on land, and even in
places non-physical in nature.
A majestic, epic fantasy that begins many adventures and journeys across a diverse and enthralling world, filled with races and creatures both familiar and new, Crown of Vengeance lights the flame of the Fires in Eden series, bringing to life a bold, far-ranging, and grand new venture within the realms of fantasy literature.
Pre-Order Announcement for Crown of Vengeance:
Seventh Star Press proudly announces the release of Crown of Vengeance,
the first book in the new epic fantasy series Fires in Eden, by author
Stephen Zimmer (The Exodus Gate).
To commemorate the forthcoming release, publisher Seventh Star Press is
offering pre-order packages for Crown of Vengeance, including a very
special, limited edition hardcover version that is strictly limited to 100
To ensure full authenticity, the limited edition hardcover will be
hand-numbered and signed by Stephen Zimmer, and also signed by editor
Amanda DeBord and illustrator/cover artist Matt Perry. It will include an
extra illustration, and designation plate as a limited edition within the
Both the limited edition hardcover and first edition trade paperback
pre-orders come with a special package of collectibles, including a
numbered set of art cards, a collectible set of 12 bookmarks, and a full
color poster of the cover art.
Information on the pre-ordering options can be found at the new site for
the Fires In Eden series, located at www.firesineden.com
For information on the publisher visit www.seventhstarpress.com, and for
the author visit www.stephenzimmer.com
As an added treat, Stephen was kind enough to include a graphic of one of the creatures depicted in the story's pages.
Say hello to the Jaghun, a "very powerful (think Pit-Bull power in Great Dane size), fast pack hunters, several of which have been raised and trained by a reclusive woodsman named Gunther."