If you want to pre-order a signed copy of the fifth Miriam Black book, The Raptor & The Wren, then Let’s Play Books has you covered. They’ll ship it to you for free, and I’ll sign it, and for extra fun, if the book is personalized I will predict in it your demise.
*opens up trenchcoat*
*inside are various implements of murder: a machete, a blow-gun, a garden weasel, a Venus flytrap, a cokehead squirrel, a portable black hole that spins and spins and from which emanates dread whispers of your true name and social security number*
See, some may already know that when I sign the Miriam Black books in person, I sign them with a prediction (usually batshit absurd) of your death. (Translation: “nibbled to death by grackles,” not “I dunno, bowel cancer?”) I will do this to these books. You gimme a book to sign, I will sign it with a prediction of your gloriously bizarre end. Just as Miriam would, and could. (Note: This also applies to any of the Miriam Black books you buy, which are also part of the deal.)
Order by Tuesday, the 16th, to get the book by launch day.
Also, be aware that I’ll be at Let’s Play Books to launch the book on the 23rd, if you’re in (or can get to) the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. Details here at the bookstore’s Facebook page.
Publisher’s Weekly recently said of The Raptor & The Wren — “Wendig is in top form for his fifth horror-thriller… [he] expertly splashes Miriam’s considerable emotional pain across the page, never sparing her the price of her gut-wrenching circumstances, and closes with a shocking twist that is a true game-changer.”
The description of the book:
Miriam Black, in lockstep with death, continues on her quest to control her own fate in The Raptor and the Wren, the brand-new fifth book in the Miriam Black series.
Having been desperate to rid herself of her psychic powers, Miriam now finds herself armed with the solution — a seemingly impossible one. But Miriam’s past is catching up to her, just as she’s trying to leave it behind. A copy-cat killer has caught the public’s attention. An old nemesis is back from the dead. And Louis, the ex she still loves, will commit an unforgivable act if she doesn’t change the future.
Miriam knows that only a great sacrifice is enough to counter fate. Can she save Louis, stop the killer, and survive?
Hunted and haunted, Miriam is coming to a crossroads, and nothing is going to stand in her way, not even the Trespasser.
It’s out January 23rd.
Vultures, the sixth and final Miriam Black book, releases January 2019.