[Press release from a small independent publisher, Crowswing Books]
Waterstone's have reserved the entire first print run of Sean Wright's teenage-adult crossover book, THE TWISTED ROOT OF JAARFINDOR.
In an exclusive deal, Waterstone's will sell the paperback JAARFINDOR in every one of their UK stores as part of their Xmas promotion. The book, which retails for ?5.99, will be featured as a special 3 for the price of 2 promotion and given a prominent position in the front of store Gift Bay for the Xmas market.
Tipped by Hatchard's children buyer, Lucy Masters, to be THE only small press book to read this Christmas, JAARFINOR hits shelves on 30th October.
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The hardback (first edition) version sold out 5 weeks before the author is due to launch JAARFINDOR at Hatchard's in Piccadilly on the 27th October.
British author Sean Wright has agreed to sign copies of the paperback version of JAARFINDOR for people pre-ordering via their local Waterstones store, making JAARFINDOR one of the most collectable books of 2004. A small run of first edition copies have been printed in paperback and hardback, and the signed copies are definitely the ones to grab. They will make an ideal Christmas present, and additionally may prove a shrewd investment in the collectable book market. The limited edition paperback print run will be scaled out to all of Waterstone's UK stores.
Featuring the stunning cover art of multi-award winning artist, Les Edwards, JAARFINDOR has been the subject of the biggest 'buzz' for an unknown author and small independent publisher since GP Taylor's Shadowmancer, which went on to become a massive international bestseller and Waterstone's Book of the Year 2003. The author of JAARFINDOR, Sean Wright, has already received praise from GP Taylor, who dubbed Wright's writing as 'highly recommended.'
Sean Wright's work has also been named by the Book and Magazine Collector (July edition 244) as one of the most collectable modern children's authors in the world today, making JAARFINDOR and ideal Xmas present that may very well rise in value and not end up amongst a pile of unwanted Xmas gifts. According to BMC, Sean Wright is part of an elite of fifteen authors which include JK Rowling, Philip Pullman, Lemony Snicket and others. The author is already well known for his cult ?Jesse Jameson? series for children, with JAARFINDOR being his first foray into the teenage/adult market, and what a dark and controversial debut it is.
JAARFINDOR is about Lia-Va an eighteen year old addict - a sword-wielding princess -who has claimed her throne the traditional way of her people: by killing her father in a bloody battle. From the golden steps of Elriad's White Citadel she embarks on a strange and blood-thirsty journey aboard the pirate hovering sky-ship, Voyeur. She is driven to hunt down the fabled and fabulous twisted root which legend claims is hidden beneath Brafindor?s Church of Our Lady in its chilling catacombs. She is obsessed with her root addiction, cares nothing for the throne or loyal subjects she leaves behind, and will not stop until she gets what she wants.