Up for Review: Something Red

This sounds like something that’s best read in the dead of winter. Which, for me, has passed, but it’s still cold enough that I sometimes wonder what the hell is wrong with characters who leave the house in shorts. And how can I say no to “shapeshifters, Irish battle queens, Norman knights, Templars, pilgrims, Saracens, a Lithuanian noblewoman, warrior monks, strong—even dangerous—women, and ten murderous mastiffs”?

Something Red by Douglas Nicholas (Atria Books)

Marketing copy from NetGalley:

During the 1200s in northwest England, in one of the coldest winters in living memory, a formidable middle-aged Irishwoman and the troupe she leads are trying to drive their three wagons across the mountains before the heavy snows set in. Molly, her powerful and enigmatic lover, her fey granddaughter, and her young apprentice, soon discover that something terrible prowls the woods. As the group travels from refuge to refuge, it becomes apparent that the mysterious evil force must be faced and defeated—or else they will surely die.
An intoxicating and spirited blend of fantasy, mythology, and history, Something Red features the most fascinating of characters including shapeshifters, Irish battle queens, Norman knights, Templars, pilgrims, Saracens, a Lithuanian noblewoman, warrior monks, strong—even dangerous—women, and ten murderous mastiffs, as well as an epic snowstorm that an early reader described as “one of the coldest scenes since Snow Falling on Cedars.”

Something Red is being published today (18 September) by Atria Books, and imprint of Simon & Schuster. It’s available in hardcover and eBook formats.

Buy a copy:
The Book Depository
Amazon: Hardcover / eBook
Simon & Schuster

About the Author
Douglas Nicholas is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous poetry journals, and the author of four previous books including Iron Rose, a collection of poems inspired by New York City. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.  – from NetGalley
Author profile at Simon & Schuster
Goodreads

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One thought on “Up for Review: Something Red

  1. Hi Lauren,

    SOMETHING RED is now out in paperback! It was chosen as one of 2012’s best 100 books of fiction–not SF or F, all fiction–by Kirkus Reviews. The sequel, THE WICKED, comes out on March 4, 2014, and I’m working on the third book of the trilogy now.

    Regards,
    Douglas Nicholas

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