Solaris Books Kicks off Solaris Classics Imprint with Fantasy Series (full text below)
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Solaris Classics launches with The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin Rowena Cory Daniells’ bestselling fantasy series reissued under new Solaris banner Solaris is delighted to unveil Solaris Classics, a brand new initiative featuring the cutting edge imprint’s best titles of the last decade, republished and repackaged in bold new livery to be discovered by readers anew.
The first titles to be published under the Solaris Classics banner are the four titles of Rowena Cory Daniell’s The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin series. Featuring distinctive new branding, refreshed cover designs, and additional content such as previously unpublished novella The King’s Man, this first set of Solaris Classics titles represents an exciting new chapter in the Solaris story.
Solaris Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Oliver commented:
“Solaris has now been going for almost eleven years, and I felt that it was time to take stock: to look back over the hundreds of titles we’ve published and to champion the very best of this fiercely independent, innovative and wide-reaching imprint.
Solaris Classics highlights the titles that have shaped our imprint over the years, the titles that have brought widespread critical acclaim, commercial acclaim, and demonstrated the breadth of our publishing vision. Fantasy has been at the core of what we do from the very beginning, and it continues to be a genre that we invest in, constantly looking for new voices while championing the writers that have seen us go from success to success.
Rowena’s King Rolen’s Kin series shows traditional fantasy at its best. This is engrossing, exciting story-telling, designed to immerse the reader in a world of intrigue, magic and political machinations. Rowena’s series will be the vanguard of what I hope to be a series demonstrating the very best in independent genre publishing.”
Rowena Cory Daniells’ King Rolen’s Kin series will be published by Solaris from September 2016.
The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin by Rowena Cory Daniells The King’s Bastard The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin Book One As magic, madness and political machinations threaten to tear Rolencia apart, King Rolen’s children must do all they can to restore their father’s kingdom. Political intrigue and magic combine in this explosive first book in this bestselling fantasy trilogy.
UK: 8 September 2016 ISBN: 9781781085325 US: 13 September 2016 The Uncrowned King The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin Book Two Featuring previously unpublished novella The King’s Men Rolencia’s ancient enemy Merofynia marches on King Rolen’s castle. Powerless to help, thirteen year old Piro watches as her father, King Rolen, listens to poisoned whispers against Bryen. Determined to prove his loyalty, Bryen races across the country to find help. ISBN: 9781781085332
UK: 6 October 2016 US: 11 October 2016 The Usurper The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin Book Three Byren never sought power, but finds himself at the centre of a growing resistance movement as people flee Palatyne’s vicious soldiers. Can he hope to repel the invasion with a following of women, children and old men?
UK: 3 November 2016 ISBN: 9781781085349 US: 15 November King Breaker The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin Book Four When Cobalt stole the Rolencian throne, Byren, Fyn and Piro were lucky to escape with their lives – now they’ve rallied and set out to avenge their parents’ murder. Byren is driven to defeat Cobalt and reclaim the crown, but at what cost? ISBN: 9781781085356 UK: 1 December 2016 US:
About the author Rowena Cory Daniells is passionate about writing. She lives by the bay with her husband and has six children. In her spare time she has devoted five years to studying each of these martial arts Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and Iaido, the art of the Samurai Sword. In 2016 Rowena was stunned when she was awarded the Peter McNamara Achievement Award for services to the speculative fiction genre. Follow Rowena on Twitter, and for more information please visit the official Rowena Corey Daniells website.