Announcing BLOOD OF ANCIENT OPAR

BOAO-cover-small2I’m pleased to announce that Blood of Ancient Opar, the fifth installment in the Khokarsa series, is now available for preorder from Meteor House. Once again, I am pleased to have the stunning artwork of Bob Eggleton grace the cover of one of my books.

Without further ado, here’s the announcement from the publisher:

In 2015, Meteor House published Hadon, King of Opar, a new Khokarsa novella by Christopher Paul Carey—Farmer’s coauthor on The Song of Kwasin, and the author of the Khokarsa series prequel Exiles of Kho—about which the British Fantasy Society said, “This book, the author’s best so far, cements [Carey’s] position as quite possibly the best writer currently working in the classic heroic fantasy genre.”

Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series records the history of a lost civilization that thrived in the heart of ancient Africa twelve thousand years ago at the twilight of the last ice age. The novels Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin told the story of the heroes Hadon of Opar and Kwasin of Dythbeth, as they battled a power-hungry tyrant who sought to overthrow the beneficent order of mother earth goddess Kho and raise up the mandate of baleful sun god Resu in its place.

Now the epic saga of Khokarsa continues in Blood of Ancient Opar, a brand-new sequel novella to Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey, chronicling Hadon’s further adventures in the fallen empire’s last remaining queendom. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey at last fills in the missing history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…

On the heels of a devastating invasion by a ruthless pirate lord’s army, the destiny of Khokarsa’s last remaining queendom hangs in the balance. Even as King Hadon leads his forces to victory against the raiders, the conniving oracle of Opar and the high priest of the Flaming God conspire to place themselves upon the ivory throne, launching a civil war that rages throughout the city. But deep beneath Opar, a secret message from Sahhindar, the god of Time, has lain buried for centuries, waiting for Hadon and his daughter La to uncover it. Soon Hadon comes to suspect that La conceals her own mysterious plans, but will they save the city of gold and jewels from utter destruction—or shatter the foundation of Time itself?

Blood of Ancient Opar will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback signed limited editions!

  • Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback for $16 (+shipping)
  • Buy the the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover for $27 (+shipping)
  • Buy both together for $38—save $5 off the pair (+shipping)

The books are due out in the Summer of 2016, so be sure to preorder early. As with all of our Signed Limited Edition Novellas, your name will appear on the acknowledgments page in the same order you preorder—as long as you preorder by June 15th 2016.

As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed, another reason to get your order in today!

Preorder Blood of Ancient Opar now from Meteor House.

New audiobook: Dune Runner

51bNBaYM+sL._AA300_My Pathfinder Tales novelette “Dune Runner” is now available as an affordable audiobook, narrated by the talented Jessica Almasy.

“Dune Runner” tells the tale of Jasilia, younger sister of the Ruby Prince, who, along with her Risen Guard protector Nekhtep, must dare the sands of Osirion in an attempt to rescue her twin brother from the undead overlord of the mysterious lost fortress of Mekshir.

Buy the “Dune Runner” audiobook now at Audible, Amazon, or iTunes.

New edition of The Song of Kwasin

A new bonus-laden edition of The Song of Kwasin by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey is now available from Meteor House. A hardcover limited to 125 copies and signed by Christopher Paul Carey can be purchased directly from Meteor House, and an unsigned trade paperback, featuring the same bonus materials as the hardcover, is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The new edition features an introduction by Paul di Filippo, Farmer’s original outline, the 20,000-word novella “Kwasin and the Bear God” by Farmer and Carey, and a host of rare and previously unpublished finds from Farmer’s files.

Video: Philip José Farmer on Tarzan and Opar

Here’s a real treat. I’ve previously posted a YouTube clip from the French documentary “Moi, Tarzan” (“I, Tarzan”), which features an interview with Philip José Farmer, but here’s a much longer excerpt. Phil appears at the following time stamps: 2:40, 4:04, 5:01, and 7:33. Of particular note is the part at 7:33, where Phil shows us a photograph of the submerged ruins of Opar. Also featured in the video is George T. McWhorter, former editor of The Burroughs Bulletin and curator of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Memorial Collection.

‘I,Tarzan’ The True Story (Trailer)2 from sarasotafringefilms on Vimeo.

Paperback Perils on THE SONG OF KWASIN

song-of-kwasin-200pixBill Adcock over at Paperback Perils has posted a review of the new Meteor House edition of The Song of Kwasin. From the review:

The Song of Kwasin is a triumph, a work of literary achievement that stands above your average fantasy novel or adventure tale, delivering a story that feels, if not true, then at least real. Khokarsa is alive in the way Middle-Earth and Westeros are not, with a richness and fullness that extends beyond being backdrop to heroic escapades, and the fact that Christopher Paul Carey has been able to expand upon Farmer’s original work and extend the legacy of Khokarsa is a treat not to be missed.

Read the full review here.

The Song of Kwasin releases this December from Meteor House.