I have a lot of friends working in the publishing industry so I often have the opportunity to read a new manuscript even before it becomes a bound galley. I read one manuscript recently that just blew me away, and I wanted to give a shout out here so that you all can go NOW and pre-order this book. (NOW, I tell you! NOW!)
Shadowbridge by Gregory Frost is simply gorgeous. There's no other word for it. A completely original and lyrical fantasy that draws on myriad non-European mythological traditions, Shadowbridge sucked me in so completely that - one Saturday afternoon - instead of getting off the N train in Manhattan, I ended up staying on the train all the way to Coney Island just to finish the damned thing.
The first of a proposed duology, Shadowbridge is being published by Del Rey Books, and goes on sale in January 2008. (Go! Now!)
(Oh, and Frost has a blog, too!)