Monday, December 03, 2012
Ash is the new novel by British horror writer James Herbert, coming from Tor (US) on December 11th. This one is a haunted-castle thriller -- said castle being situated on a remote Scottish promontory facing the sea, to make it more traditional and ominous -- starring Herbert's series character, paranormal investigator David Ash, who is hired to (naturally) investigate hauntings in said castle. The flap copy mumbles something about "what is fact and what is fiction," so this may be based on an actual legend, or that may be a reference to some Scooby-Dooism going on around the actual supernatural beasties.
A Memory of Light, and that book is on press right now. (It'll be on press for a while; these books are big, and it take a lot of copies to fill up the market.) Memory will be officially published on January 8. Now, I haven't read the first thirteen books in this series, so I don't know if jumping into the end would make any sense. But I'm sure many of you out there have read in this series before, and will be happy to know that it's finally coming to the big climax after nearly twenty-five years. So don't ear-mark your Christmas money for anything else -- that's what I'm saying.