Wednesday, September 2, 2020

UK Edition Of A Few Up And Coming Titles That I Would Love To Have

I usually buy US editions of books, but that is mainly because for convenience. From time to time I stray away from this pattern and choose to buy the books' UK editions instead. There are quite a few factors: (1) the auhor is UK-based and US editions come later or not at all, (2) the UK edition is far more attractive, (3) the UK edition is consistent in terms of design, layout, and typesetting (hello DAW Books * wink), and other trivial reasons...

That is why in this post I'd like to share some upcoming titles that I prefer buying in UK editions.

Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling


An essential companion to the Harry Potter series, this spectacular new full-colour edition of J.K. Rowling's Quidditch Through the Ages brings together one of the world's best loved storytellers with the creative genius of Emily Gravett. A sumptuous visual feast of a book, the pages are bursting with glorious illustrations, handmade memorabilia and two breathtaking gatefold spreads. This sporting almanac promises magic and wonder in equal measure for both newcomers to the Wizarding World and established Harry Potter fans. Each amazing page is waiting to pored over and enjoyed!

'Oh, you wait, it's the best game in the world.' - Ron Weasley

Devoured by Harry Potter in his first year, Quidditch Through the Ages is consulted on a daily basis by the young witches and wizards at Hogwarts. Kennilworthy Whisp's sporting bible whisks readers through a whistle-stop tour of the wizarding world's favourite sport. Packed with trivia, tales of on-pitch antics, and Quidditch stars past and present, the sports almanac also contains comprehensive profiles of Quidditch teams loved by readers of the Harry Potter novels - Chudley Cannons, Puddlemere United, Vratsa Vultures and many more .

Twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, Emily Gravett joins the celebrated team of hand-picked talent who have brought their illustration magic to the world of Harry Potter. Her wildly creative imagination has conjured a cornucopia of sporting memorabilia to surprise and delight. Lovingly created in a dazzling range of media - drawn, sewn, thrown - and infused with her trademark visual wit, these charming and funny handmade artworks are the perfect pairing for J.K. Rowling's humorous insights into the magical, airborne sport.

Quidditch Through the Ages is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling, and Comic Relief.

Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling will be released on October 6, 2020.

Master Artificer: The Silent Gods Book 2 by Justin Call

Master Artificer by Justin Call


The fabulous sequel to 2019's hit debut novel: Master of Sorrows.

Reviews of the Previous Book

'Master of Sorrows is a brilliant and riveting tale about having the courage to find and choose one's path. I recommend this book for lovers of classic epic fantasy looking for a modern voice' NOVEL NOTIONS

'A wonderful mix of the old and the new . . . if you're a fan of coming-of-age stories, magic schools, and the idea of what's right and what's wrong, then Master of Sorrows is the book for you' THE FANTASY INN

'A very strong dark fantasy debut that will appeal directly to fans of The Poppy War and The Name of the Wind. It's intense, mystical and brutal'

'This is an adventure well-worth embarking on, one filled with monsters, gods, deception and betrayal'

Master Artificer by Justin Call will be released on February 18, 2021.

Hollow Empire by Sam Hawke

Hollow Empire by Sam Hawke


It started with poison and rebellion. It continues with war and witchcraft.

The deadly siege of Silasta woke the ancient spirits, and the city-state must find its place in this new world of magic.

But people and politics are always treacherous, and it will take all of Jovan and Kalina's skills to save the city-state when witches and assassins set their sights to domination.

Poison was only the beginning . . .

Hollow Empire by Sam Hawke will be released on November 26, 2020.