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Waking Nightmares by Christopher Golden

March 29th, 2011 (05:23 pm)

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Waking Nightmares by Christopher Golden
Now available!

Looking for a book you can really sink your teeth into?
Looking for a book that will keep you up reading all night?
Treat yourself to Waking Nightmares, Christopher Golden's brand-new novel about Peter Octavian.

Peter Octavian is - how shall I put it - a reformed vampire. His history is bloodstained; his powers as a mage, remarkable. His story began in Of Saints and Shadows, a novel which spawned a sequel, then a third book, and so on until we arrive in the present day, which brings us the new sixth story. I don't want to give away too much. Here's what the book jacket reveals:

When chaos erupts in the small coastal town of Hawthorne, Massachusetts, former vampire-turned-mage Peter Octavian and earthwitch Keomany Shaw arrive to investigate.

Years ago, Octavian helped expose the secret existence of vampires to the world, dismantling the Vatican's sorcery corps in order to save his fellow shadows from destruction. But without the Vatican sorcerers, the magical barriers they spent centuries constructing to keep the forces of darkness out of our world are beginning to fail, and things are slipping through.

Now an ancient god of chaos is awakening in Hawthorne, its influence spreading...and it's Octavian's fault. If he can't stop it, the blood of all human kind will be on his hands.

Waking Nightmares is the newest installment in Christopher Golden's bestselling The Shadow Saga, a brilliant epic that takes you into the secret world of vampires -- and a secret society sworn to destroy them. Sweeping, sensuous, and shocking, it is a powerful vision of immortality that will hold you in its spell...forever.

Read the entire series:

Of Saints and Shadows Angel Souls and Devil Hearts Of Masques and Martyrs The Gathering Dark Waking Nightmares

Of Saints and Shadows
Angel Souls and Devil Hearts
Of Masques and Martyrs
The Gathering Dark
Waking Nightmares


"Christopher Golden was writing kick-@$$ urban fantasy before the genre even had a name. The Peter Octavian novels are smart, fast-paced, lyrical and vicious."
- Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of The Dragon Factory and Rot & Ruin

"Christopher Golden scared the unholy $#!& out of me. Thank god I was reading with the lights on! WAKING NIGHTMARES is one deliciously terrifying, un-put-down-able book. Totally, compellingly creepy. (I hate him now and shall have to kill him because I'll never be able to sleep again.)"
- Kat Richardson, author of the Greywalker novels

"Startlingly original." - Charlaine Harris, author of The Southern Vampire Mysteries which inspired the TV series True Blood

"A delightfully different take on vampires." - Kelley Armstrong, author of the Women of the Otherworld series and The Darkest Powers trilogy

Publishing Details
Waking Nightmares by Christopher Golden
Paperback published by Ace Books
March 29th, 2011
352 pages
ISBN-10: 0441020178
ISBN-13: 978-0441020171


Posted by: kacie (no_mysteryleft)
Posted at: March 30th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)

ooooooh. Yay. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 30th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)

I'm so excited. New book = new readers intrigued and devoted readers pleased. Also, I love the new covers. They really tie the whole series together.

Posted by: kacie (no_mysteryleft)
Posted at: March 30th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)

No kidding. And I seem to have misplaced mine anyway, excuse to buy new ones! Hahaha.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 30th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)

Twist your arm. :)

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