HADON, KING OF OPAR is out of print

HKOO-1Both the hardcover and paperback editions of Hadon, King of Opar are now out of print at the publisher. The good news is that it will soon be available for the first time in an ebook edition—stay tuned for details!

Meanwhile, copies of Blood of Ancient Opar are still available from Meteor House at the time of this posting. It’s also a limited edition (like the sold-out Hadon, King of Opar and Exiles of Kho were), so I recommend picking it up now while you still can if you want a print copy.

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.

EXILES OF KHO almost sold out–Kindle edition available!

This paEOK-1st week Meteor House announced that the new signed limited edition hardcover of Exiles of Kho was all but sold out only a month after the release date (only three copies remained at the time of the post).

But don’t worry. If you missed out on the hardcover, you can now pick up the Kindle edition of Exiles of Kho over at Amazon or the NOOK edition at Barnes & Noble.

There’s other big Khokarsa news coming very soon, so stay tuned!

Paperback Perils on EXILES OF KHO and “Iron and Bronze”

EOK-200pixPaperback Perils has recently reviewed both my novella Exiles of Kho (just released in a signed limited edition hardcover that is nearly sold out) and Win Scott Eckert’s and my short story “Iron and Bronze” (Kindle edition here; also collected in Tales of the Shadowmen: The Vampires of Paris).

From the review of Exiles of Kho:

If Exiles is typical of Christopher Paul Carey’s work, then I cannot wait to devour the rest of the books by him that I picked up at Pulpfest. He writes with a grace of style that carries the reader along as readily as the pulse-pounding adventure of the story itself does.

What jumped out at me most is the almost casual way in which he handles world-building; the world of Exiles is not the world of Hadon of Ancient Opar (though it is related), and Carey recognizes this and guides us into Lupoeth’s world with a turn of phrase here, a descriptor there; we’re not clubbed over the head with travelogue writing, which is something many writers cannot pull off… Here, Carey makes it look easy.

Read the full review here.

Iron and Bronze by Christopher Paul Carey and Win Scott EckertFrom the review of “Iron and Bronze”:

Chris and Win have really outdone themselves here. It’s challenging enough to write a cross over story featuring two preexisting characters and capture both their voices and present it well; Win and Chris have given us four preexisting characters – Ironcastle, Ardan/Savage, Antinea, and Harry Killer, aka Zanigew (as per the research of Rick Lai, readable here) and balanced their roles and presences perfectly, not allowing any one character to dominate the stage, so to speak. This is rather a lot like juggling four running chainsaws and not losing any fingers, and speaks volumes to both Chris and Win’s affection for the characters and combined pool of literary talent.

Read the full review here.

Also be sure to check out Paperback Perils’ reviews of some related works, such as for Philip Jose Farmer’s Time’s Last Gift and Hadon of Ancient Opar, as well as J. H. Rosny’s and Farmer’s Ironcastle.

Review: The British Fantasy Society on HADON, KING OF OPAR

DaveHKOO-200pix Brzeski has reviewed my forthcoming book, Hadon, King of Opar, over at the British Fantasy Society website. From the review:

It struck me, while reading this volume, that it could be a firm contender for the next ‘Game of Thrones’ style TV show, what with all the political and religious intrigue and epic battle scenes. In keeping with the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs and H. Rider Haggard, who were Farmer’s original inspirations for the series, there are abductions, miraculous escapes, betrayals, alliances and everything else one could wish for…

This book, the author’s best so far, cements his position as quite possibly the best writer currently working in the classic Heroic Fantasy genre.

Read the complete review here.

Hadon, King of Opar releases in August 2015. Preorder the book here.

Hadon, King of Opar: First draft completed

Since it’s always good to take note of important milestones in one’s life, I will happily announce here that today I completed the first draft of Hadon, King of Opar. I’ll be taking the next few weeks to revise and polish the manuscript, and then it will go to the publisher for editing and layout. I’ll be sure to post the preorder page for the book when it goes live.