Aug 152014
 

Robert McCammon’s The Five includes the lyrics for a song by The Five entitled “When The Storm Breaks.” Dave Drowley was inspired by those lyrics to write and perform this song, with help from Karl Percy and Darren Hardstaff. The lyrics for the song are included below. The song can be found on YouTube.

“When The Storm Breaks”

Lyrics by Dave Drowley, based on lyrics by Robert McCammon

1/
I was raised to think
I was red white and blue
I was raised to do
What I was told to do
Somehow in that time
I never did ask why
It’s young men like me
Who go to kill and die

When the storm breaks
And the rain begins to fall
And the mighty laugh
With a howllow cat call
We’ve got money for oil
You got battles to fight
And the heroes come home
In the dead of night

CHORUS
And it’s coming around again
What are we fighting for
Yes it’s coming around again
Why do we always need a war

2/
I’m not saying this world
Should always get along
Won’t pretend it’s alright
When I know it’s all so wrong
But I do believe that war
Makes some men very rich
So many of them love
That wicked bitch

I was walking down the street
The sun was burning hot
Minding my own business
To have or to have not
Thought I heard a rumble
Might be thunder in the sky
Or the discontent
Of a stranger passing by

CHORUS

3/
This was someone’s child
This was someone’s dream
I hope they bury them
Where the grass is green
When the storm breaks
and the lightning tears the sky
the rain falls down so hard
why those left behind just cry

I was raised to think
That my country’s always right
I was always told
to fight the good fight
Somehow in that time
I never questioned why
The gods of war control
Why my friends go to die.

CHORUS

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The River of Souls ebooks coming May 31, 2014

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May 232014
 

The ebook and audiobook editions of The River of Souls will be available before or on May 31, 2014. That was the official release date for the book, though the trade hardcovers ended up shipping before that date.

Order the trade hardcover from Subterranean PressAmazon US,B&NAmazon UKAmazon CA
Audiobook: Audible | Amazon US

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Subterranean Press: They Thirst Limited Edition Pre-Orders

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May 162014
 

They Thirst (preorder) cover
From Subterranean Press:

They Thirst (preorder) by Robert McCammon

Limited Edition $80.00
Lettered Edition $275.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-59606-562-8
  • Length: 616 pages

(preorder—to be published in October)

Dust jacket and full-color interior illustrations by Les Edwards.

Note: Please only order the Lettered Edition if you own a Lettered Copy of The Night Boat. Anyone may order the Limited Edition.

First published in 1981, They Thirst was Robert McCammon’s fourth novel, and it remains one of the major milestones of an ambitious, constantly evolving career. Like its predecessors—Baal, Bethany’s Sin, and The Night Boat—They Thirst made its initial appearance as a paperback original. In the years since, it has acquired an intensely devoted following, and is now widely regarded as one of the significant vampire novels of the 20th century.

The story begins in the tiny Hungarian hamlet of Krajeck, where nine-year-old Andre Palatazin awaits the return of his father from an unspecified—but clearly dangerous—mission. The man who finally returns is no longer Andre’s father—is no longer, in fact, a man. Pursued by this undead entity, Andre and his mother barely escape with their lives. Decades later, Andre—now Andy—Palatazin is a homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department, and spends his days dealing with the quotidian terrors of a large metropolis. His life takes a darker turn when the demonic forces he first encountered in Krajeck arrive in L.A., led by an ancient vampire known as The Master. The Master’s plan: to overrun the city and use it as a stepping-stone toward wider, ultimately global, domination.

They Thirst marks the earliest appearance of McCammon’s penchant for epic, wide-angled narratives. With the unobtrusive ease of a natural storyteller, the author propels a wide assortment of vividly created characters through an apocalyptic scenario that combines gritty urban realism with a powerful portrait of supernatural forces at large in the modern world. The result is a genuine classic of the genre, a novel that is as fresh and absorbing today as it was more than thirty years ago.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies

You can pre-order the book from Subterranean Press here.

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Mar 312014
 

A few deals have been signed recently for various audiobook and international editions of Robert McCammon’s work:

  • As we mentioned last week, Audible will be releasing an unabridged audiobook of The River of Souls on May 31, 2014. The book will be narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, who narrated the other Matthew Corbett books for Audible. The River of Souls will be published in limited, trade hardcover, and ebook editions on May 31, too.
  • GraphicAudio will be releasing their audio adaptation of I Travel by Night in late summer 2014. GraphicAudio productions have a narrator, a full cast, music, and sound effects.
  • As we mentioned in February, Audible will be releasing unabridged audiobooks of The Wolf’s Hour and The Hunter from the Woods later this year.
  • German publisher Festa will be publishing a two-volume German translation of Swan Song in early 2015. This edition will be unabridged. The previous German release in the early ’90s was abridged.
  • Festa will also be publishing a two-volume German translation of The Wolf’s Hour in late 2015 or early 2016. This will be the first German translation of the book.
  • It appears that Russian publisher AST will be publishing Russian translations of The Providence Rider in April June October and The Five in July 2015.
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The full Robert McCammon video interview for The Five is now on YouTube

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Dec 122013
 

The full video interview with Robert McCammon about how he wrote The Five is now available on YouTube. Excerpts from this interview were included in the music video for “Darkest Night,” the song he co-wrote which was performed by Dorean Lives. You can also find that video on YouTube.

The Five is in stores now in a mass-market paperback edition. Ebook and audiobook editions are also available.

 

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The paperback edition of The Five is in stores now!

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Nov 262013
 

The paperback edition of Robert McCammon’s The Five is available now from Tor Books!

Order The Five from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, B&N! And if you haven’t seen it, check out the November 14 post to watch a video interview with Robert McCammon about The Five, including a song for which he wrote the lyrics, “Darkest Night: The Theme for The Five.”

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The Five promotional video and a song by Robert McCammon!

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Nov 142013
 

Robert McCammon’s The Five will be released in paperback by Tor on November 26, 2013!

After finishing the novel, Mr. McCammon wrote the lyrics for a song called “Darkest Night” and collaborated with the band Dorean Lives to bring the song to life.

The video below features Robert McCammon discussing The Five, as well as the music video for “Darkest Night.” Please feel free to share the video far and wide! It can be found on YouTube: http://youtu.be/VowF6J6lGQc

Video directed by Chuck Hartsell.


Darkest Night

Lyrics by Robert McCammon
Copyright © 2013 Robert McCammon

I had a dream and I was wide awake
I sat there thinking of the choices you make
To rise or fall, that’s what it’s about,
To keep going, and I started to shout,
 
(chorus)
Every darkest night must give way to the dawn,
Every lost soul must keep searching on,
Every wrong love must fight to be right,
Everyone must live through their own darkest night
 
I’ve seen a lot since the day I woke up,
Been through the fire, drank from a poisoned cup,
But I’m still here and I plan to remain,
In the old world that can make you insane
 
I search for beauty, it’s hard to find,
Walking through shadows to leave darkness behind,
It’s a hard old world when nothing feels right,
Gonna find a reason to keep fighting the fight
 
Through the darkest night
The darkest night
Through the darkest night
The darkest night…


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