Four new tales of Doctors Catt and Fisher
Scholars, shopkeepers, collectors aficionados. Obtainers of rare antiquities; relic hunters who can't resist a lead, even when it takes them into terrible danger. There's always an opportunity to be found amid the confusion, in the wake of the terrible Kinslayer War. There's always a deal to be done, a tomb to open, a precious thing to obtain.
From encounters with the monstrous Vathesk to exploring new worlds; from wielding great power to do great good, to unearthing dark things best left lost. If you need the experts, if you can find your way to their Cherivell shop, maybe you can hire Doctors Catt and Fisher.
"Robson writes a tense, fast-paced quest adventure... I hope to see more like it." Liz Bourke
"If you're looking for something that celebrates the genre, while working to interrogate and question how that genre works, look no further than Redemption's Blade." Martin Cahill, Tor.com
Justina Robson is the UK author of thirteen science fiction and fantasy novels and many short stories. In addition to her original works, including a novel set in the Catt and Fisher universe - Salvation's Fire - she has also written The Covenant of Primus, the 'bible' of The Transformers. She has tutored for the Arvon Foundation and been an awards judge for the Arthur C Clarke Award. She sometimes works as a freelance developmental editor. Visit www.justinarobson.co.uk or follow @JustinaRobson on Twitter.
Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of the acclaimed ten-book Shadows of the Apt series starting with Empire in Black and Gold, published by Tor UK. His other works for Tor UK include novels Guns of the Dawn, Children of Time, Children of Ruin and the Echoes of the Fall series starting with The Tiger and the Wolf. Other major works include Dogs of War, Redemption's Blade, Cage of Souls, the Tales of the Apt collections, and the novellas The Bloody Deluge, Even in the Cannon's Mouth, Ironclads and Walking to Aldebaran for Rebellion. He has won the Arthur C Clarke and Robert Holdstock awards.
Freda Warrington loves rural Leicestershire, where she lives and makes things up. Throughout school, art college and a career in graphic design, writing was a constant. Her first novel, A Blackbird in Silver, was published in 1986. Twenty-two more books followed, ranging from epic quests to contemporary/ supernatural fantasy. Her novels include Dracula the Undead and Elfland, both of which won Best Novel Awards. These days her backlist is mostly available on ebook. Also on Audible, but print can be found, especially from Titan who republished her popular 'A Taste of Blood Wine' series with gorgeous new covers. (They originally came out in the 1990s, preceding the later vampire explosion!) Most recent is Nights of Blood Wine (Telos), a collection of dark short stories. Freda continues creating new magical worlds, in between mentoring/ editing assignments. For full info, visit her author website: Fredawarrington.com.
Juliet E McKenna is a British fantasy author living in the Cotswolds, UK. Loving history, myth and other worlds since she first learned to read, she has written fifteen epic fantasy novels so far. Her debut, The Thief's Gamble, began The Tales of Einarinn in 1999, followed by The Aldabreshin Compass sequence, The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution, and The Hadrumal Crisis trilogy. In association with Wizard's Tower Press, she's re-issued her early backlist as well as publishing original short story collections and contemporary fantasy novels rooted in British folklore. The series so far is The Green Man's Heir, The Green Man's Foe and The Green Man's Silence. She writes diverse shorter fiction, enjoying forays into dark fantasy, steampunk and SF. Recent short stories include contributions to the anthologies Alternate Peace, Soot and Steel, and The Scent of Tears (Tales of the Apt). Visit julietemckenna.com or follow @JulietEMcKenna on Twitter
KT Davies was born and raised in Yorkshire, and has a degree in literature. A nerdy gamer, KT also plays with swords, sometimes on horseback. Author of the bestselling fantasy series The Chronicles of Breed.