Well, the ink has dried and it’s official, Solaris Books will be publishing a two-volume omnibus of Paul Kearney’s The Monarchies of God

Kearney had this to say on his official forum:

I’ve posted this elsewhere on this site, but here goes again – I’ve finally signed the Omnibus contracts, and everything is now getting into gear. The Monarchies will be published in two volumes this autumn, the first entitled Hawkwood and the Kings, the second, Century of the Soldier

I’ve been speaking with Mark Newton, Paul’s publicist at Solaris, and it’s clear that they really believe that Kearney can be one of the top authors in the field. If anything, The Monarchies of God was probably ahead of its time when published several years ago and should thrive in this new fantasy environment that’s seen the success of authors such as Erikson, Abercrombie, and Morgan.

I’ve been holding off on reading this series for a while now (ever since the omnibus rumours first started floating around) and I can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on this!

  • Graeme June 10, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    I’m reading ‘The Ten Thousand’ right now and if that’s anything to go by then I’ll definitely be picking up ‘The Monarchies of God’ sooner rather than later! :)

  • Gabriele June 10, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Great news. Those books sound right up my alley.

    And I really have to make another attempt to get registered for Paul’s forum. Somehow the software doesn’t seem to like my Yahoo email. :(

  • James (Speculative Horizons) June 10, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    I finished The Ten Thousand today. One of 2008’s gems, make no mistake. Very good novel indeed. The review is up at Speculative Horizons, should anyone fancy having a read.

    I’ll definitely be picking up the omnibus when it comes out…

    And yes, Solaris are very supportive of Kearney and with damned good reason – he’s a very good writer!

  • Gabriele June 10, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Now, that’s weird. I’m suddenly logged in to the forum without ever having received the confirmation email or actually logging in. I only went through the registration process some days ago.