Two great authors, two great excerpts from their upcoming novels. Both Steven Erikson and Tobias Buckell have just recently released excerpts from their upcoming novels, Toll the Hounds and Sly Mongoose respectively.

Steven Erikson

Toll the Hounds by Steven EriksonErikson’s upcoming novel, Toll the Hounds is, with the unlikely chance of a 2008 release for A Dance with Dragons, is the probably the biggest release of the year for a large portion of fantasy fans. Fans have been clamoring for the prologue of the novel for a long time now and the folk at Malazan Empire have finally got the go ahead from Steve and his publisher to repost on the prologue on the forum.

You can find it (in all it’s ill-formatted glory) HERE.

Also, in case you missed it the first time, I had the chance to hang out with Steve for a couple of afternoons and recounted my experiences HERE and HERE. There’re also a few tidbits about Toll the Hounds scattered throughout the two articles.

Tobias Buckell

Sly Mongoose by Tobias BuckellCarribean-born Buckell, author of Crystal Rain and Ragamuffin recently released the prologue to the third novel in his loose trilogy, Sly Mongoose. I absolutely adored Crystal Rain (REVIEW) and Toby was terrific to work with on the interview we conducted a few months ago (HERE). If you haven’t had a chance to read Buckell yet, you can find the first 1/3 of his first two novels HERE (Crystal Rain) and HERE (Ragamuffin).

The first chapter of Sly Mongoose can be found HERE.

  • heather (errantdreams) March 3, 2008 at 6:15 am

    I cannot WAIT for Sly Mongoose. The first two books were just so fresh, original, and fun!

  • The Smoking Gnu March 6, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Hey, thanks for stopping by – love the Dribble and hadn’t realised you weren’t on my roll.. this oversight has been corrected.. ;)