Sean Williams is one author who I’ve never really given a fair shake. I’m interested in his novels, I hear good things about them, but for some reason I’ve never picked them up. Well, thanks to his publisher Pyr, a free copy of The Crooked Letter, the first volume in his Books of the Cataclysm is available as a free PDF download.

The Crooked Letter by Sean Williams

When mirror twins Seth and Hadrian Castillo travel to Europe on holidays, they don’t expect the end of the world to follow them. Seth’s murder, however, puts exactly that into motion.

From opposite sides of death, the Castillo twins grapple with a reality neither of them suspected, although it has been encoded in myths and legends for millennia. The Earth we know is just one of many “realms”, three of which are inhabited by humans during various stages of their lives. And their afterlives…

In the tradition of Philip Pullman and Ursula K. Le Guin and inspired by numerous arcane sources, the Books of the Cataclysm begin in the present world but soon propel the reader to a landscape that is simultaneously familiar and fantastic.

You can download a PDF of The Crooked Letter HERE.

  • Aura March 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I love the free reads! Ended up reading this book in one sitting. It was pretty good, though I caught myself skimming over some of the more lengthy descriptions.

  • aidan March 9, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Man, one sitting!

    There’s little more you can ask for than a good book for free, eh?