Originally posted on Anna Kashina:
Last night, when I finally received my author copies of “Blades of the Old Empire”, I found out that the finished book is missing a key chapter toward the end (chapter 49). The text goes directly from chapter 48 to chapter 50, omitting a key battle scene where all the major plot lines culminate. This was also brought to my attention by one of the readers on my blog, for a Kindle copy purchased on Amazon.
I contacted my publisher immediately. This has clearly been unprecedented, and by a streak of bad luck appears to be an issue not with a particular batch, but with the whole print and electronic run that went out for distribution. As of this morning Angry Robot team is actively addressing the issue and recalling all books, with an intention to reprint and replace all copies.
My publisher put up an announcement on their web site at:
New from the Dragonwell author Anna Kashina: “Blades of the Old Empire”, book 1 of the Majat code released today by Angry Robot Books, UK
“A solid start to what looks to be an exciting series” — British Fantasy Society. For full review, follow this link: http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/reviews/blades-of-the-old-empire-book-review/
To celebrate the release, we are holding a giveaway of one autographed copy of “Blades of the Old Empire”, featuring the beautiful cover art by Alessandro Colucci. We are also giving away electronic copies of Anna Kashina’s “The Majat Testing”, a 7000-word story set in the world of the Majat Code. To enter the giveaway follow this link:
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Vengeance is only the beginning…
On one of Earth’s planetary outposts, a young woman dies–and is brought back to life by a mysterious alien.
Inside a military starship, a wounded soldier is stalked by an unseen enemy.
When Lex reawakens in a clinic, she doesn’t remember who she is, or who killed her. All she remembers is a phrase she does not understand. Lex Talionis. The law of revenge. Stripped of her past, Lex focuses on the only thing she can. Retribution. She will find the people who murdered her and she will make them pay.
What Lex doesn’t know is that she’s being hunted. The alien who saved her and the soldier fighting for survival are the keys to her past…and her future. She must discover what they know before the hunter finds her. Every clue brings her closer to powerful enemies. Everything she learns draws her nearer to the person who almost destroyed her.
The only man she has ever loved.
“Lex Talionis” will be released worldwide on May 30. 2014. Review copies are available upon request and will be upcoming soon on NetGalley and at Library Thing Early Reviewers program.
For the last three days Mistress of the Solstice has been steadily heading the sales in three paid categories, including Dark fantasy, Folklore, and Myth. Here are the rankings from one of these days:
- File Size: 1622 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dragonwell Publishing (September 4, 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GU0T262
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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