Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Tannhauser Novel Officially Announced

Way back on August 11th 2011, I told everyone about the upcoming Tannhauser Novel: Rising Sun, Falling Shadows. Now FFG has officially announced the new book with new cover art, you can see the old one HERE.

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This is from the official announcement….

Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Rising Sun, Falling Shadows, a novel by Robert Jeschonek! This gripping novel based in the war-torn alternate history of Tannhäuser brings fan-favorite characters vividly to life, while drawing newcomers into a war-torn world where science and the supernatural clash to determine the fate of humanity.

In the midst of perpetual war, a far-eastern warrior sect with a shadowy agenda has set out toward the evergreen peninsula of Kamchatka. Can Union Major John McNeal and the elite soldiers of the 42nd Marines stop their sinister plot before it’s too late? And what terrible powers lie hidden in the verdant wilderness? The race is on to discover ancient secrets that could finally bring the Great War to its climactic end!

For more information on this exciting novel, including insights from the author himself, visit our Rising Sun, Falling Shadows website. Then, look for Rising Sun, Falling Shadows at your local bookstore in the second quarter of 2012!

Here is a bit from FFG about the author:

About Robert Jeschonek

Robert T. Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, comics, essays, articles, and podcasts have been published around the world. His characters include warlords, cannibals, serial killers, mad scientists, demented super-heroes, and robotic messiahs, and he has published work with DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, and DAW Books.

Mr. Jeschonek took a moment to share his thoughts on Rising Sun, Falling Shadows:

What one thing does all my writing have in common? One way or another, it's all "out there." As in "outside the box." That's why I jumped at the chance to write a Tannhäuser novel. Because Tannhäuser is crazy cool and outside the box to begin with. The setting is unique--an alternate reality in which the Great War (World War I) never ended. And the alt history doesn't stop there: each faction is armed with outrageous weapons, whether technology-based (thanks to Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and a crashed spacecraft) or spawned by sorcerous artifacts. Add in a twisted bunch of villains, a hard-core team of Marines, and the possibilities are endless.

Inspired, I tore into this one with teeth bared, heart racing, and keyboard smoking. I wanted to bring the Tannhäuser world alive for everyone who already loves it...and every newcomer who's looking for an awesome new experience. Most of all, I wanted to do justice to the amazing new expansion dreamed up by the Fantasy Flight Games team. Meet the Shogunate--obsessed with honor, hungry for conquest, masters of every form of warfare. They're the deadliest new threat to storm onto the battlefield, thanks to a demonic blue-skinned warrior, an unstoppable war machine, and a secret technology that could bring every other fighting faction to its knees. It was an honor to write the story of their first clash with Major John MacNeal and the heroes of the 42nd Marines

You can read more on the FFG website HERE.

Here is the ISBN for easy Googling: ISBN: 978-1-61661-180-4.

According to Amazon the novel will be released on July 10th, you can pre-order it there.

Note: as I predicted this is item number NTH01.