Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cover reveal: Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey

Cover art by Bob Eggleton
Behold, Bob Eggleton's awe-inspiring apocalyptic cover art to Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa!

The book, due out in late April, is an omnibus comprising Philip José Farmer's complete Khokarsa trilogy, which includes the novels Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and the never-before-published The Song of Kwasin (the latter coauthored by yours truly). This marks the first time any of these books have been published in hardcover.

From the publisher:

Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa collects for the first time anywhere Philip José Farmer’s epic Khokarsa cycle, including the never-before-published conclusion to the trilogy, The Song of Kwasin. In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the young hero Hadon journeys from his outpost city to the heart of the ancient African empire of Khokarsa, battling in the Great Games for the chance to win the king’s crown. But just as Hadon stands upon the precipice of victory, the tyrannical King Minruth usurps the throne and overturns the beneficent, centuries-old rule of the priestesses of Kho. Now Hadon must set out upon a hero’s journey unlike any other—to hunt down a living god and return with his bounty. The saga continues in Flight to Opar, as a decree by the oracle hurtles Hadon upon a perilous quest that will determine the fate of the next twelve millennia. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon’s herculean cousin returns to Khokarsa after long years of exile in the Wild Lands. But soon Kwasin finds that in order to clear his name he will have to take up the cause against King Minruth himself and stop him before he fulfills his mad quest for immortality high atop the sun god’s bloody ziggurat.

Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa is available for preorder from Subterranean Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local independent bookstore.