Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rhone, a new dark heroic fantasy novel written by John A. Karr

Rhone, a new dark heroic fantasy novel set on Mars and written by eclectic American writer John A. Karr, has just been published as a trade paperback by United Kingdom-based Wild Wolf Publishing. Inspired by legendary writers Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, Karl Edward Wagner and Edgar Rice Burroughs, here is the promotional piece for Rhone:

Mars has a hero that will defy both god and man ...

Rhone is an ex-soldier of mixed blood, more man than demon but with reserves of hellish power. He has led a peaceful life as a fisherman since his soldiering days and is raising a daughter, Enna. Returning home one day he finds Enna murdered -- or so he believes.

And so begins Rhone's manipulation by Ducain, a demigod hell-bent on ruling the heavens. After avenging his daughter's death, Rhone grieves and isolates himself in the mountains. Ducain tells him his daughter's soul is locked in purgatory but can be retrieved ... and if Rhone also frees the titan who once defied the king of gods, Enna will live again.

Fans in the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe have a chance to win a free copy of Rhone. Check the rules. The deadline is April 30, 2010.

Pictured: Rhone, cover by artist Peter C. Fussey.

1 comment:

john a. karr said...

Great to be here among all these terrific Mars works, some that I grew up with. Thanks!

-- John