The ebook editions of Robert McCammon‘s new novella, Last Train from Perdition: I Travel by Night, Book Two, are now available in the U.S. and Canada. The book is also available in trade hardcover from Subterranean Press.
From the Donald Maass agency:
Complete Chinese renewal rights to Robert McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE, to Nautilus, by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.
Nautilus originally published their translation of Boy’s Life in 2010.
From Subterranean Press:
We’ve just finished shipping the initial wave of the trade hardcovers of Robert McCammon’s vampire novella, Last Train from Perdition. Copies of the first volume sold out in short order, and now bring over-the-top prices on the secondary market. We expect this one to follow suit, so order early.
About the Book:
In I Travel by Night, master of horror Robert McCammon introduced the tortured and instantly unforgettable vampire adventurer Trevor Lawson—All Matters Handled—as he searched for his maker, LaRouge, in hope of becoming human once more. It wove a tale about the terrors of the Dark Society, featuring the gothic sensibilities of old New Orleans, and the unforgiving violence of the untamed frontier of 1886. Now McCammon returns to Lawson’s gripping journey and sends him West, in the chilling sequel novella Last Train from Perdition.
Ever on the hunt for LaRouge, Lawson still travels by night, but no longer alone. Crack-shot, whip-smart Ann has become his companion, on her own search for her vampire-taken father and sister. Lawson has been summoned from New Orleans and the Hotel Sanctuaire to Omaha by a wealthy man who needs his son retrieved from a band of outlaws. Lawson and Ann agree to take the case and travel to the town of Perdition where they find their prey—but things get complicated fast when a saloon shootout leaves an innocent girl badly injured.
On a night train from Perdition to Helena to find medical help, it soon becomes clear that Lawson and Ann’s enemies may also be looking to prey upon them. As they struggle against those forces of darkness with a trainload of their most unlikely allies yet, Lawson also wages battle with the darkness LaRouge left within him. This latest installment in Trevor Lawson’s battle for redemption finds bestselling McCammon at his thrilling best.
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $35
“This is perfect for Deadwood fans and those who enjoy the American Vampire graphic-novel series by Scott Snyder. Clear a couple of hours, you’ll want to devour this in one sitting.”
Japanese artist and McCammon fan Kazuki Tamada has contributed a new illustration inspired by They Thirst, as well as photos of statues he made depicting Speaks the Nightbird‘s Rachel Howarth and werewolves from The Wolf’s Hour. Click on each image to view more, or see all of Kazuki Tamada’s McCammon-inspired art here.
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Kazuki also created some small statues of Rachel Howarth from Speaks the Nightbird and werewolves from The Wolf’s Hour. Click on the image or click here to view more images of his great statues.
From Subterranean Press:
We’ve just sent the second installment of Robert McCammon’s vampire epic to the printer. Our trade hardcover should be out in October, followed shortly thereafter by the signed, limited edition.
For those worried about missing the first leg of the novel, know that Last Train from Perdition stands alone, as well as featuring a lengthy “What has gone before” section by the author. It’s the perfect way to get aboard this runaway freight of a tale.
As Booklist says about the novella:
This is perfect for Deadwood fans and those who enjoy the American Vampire graphic-novel series by Scott Snyder. Clear a couple of hours, you’ll want to devour this in one sitting.
Booklist: Book two in McCammon’s highly entertaining vampire-western series finds reluctant vampire Trevor Lawson and his human sidekick, sharpshooter Ann Remington, still on the hunt for LaRouge, the woman who turned Lawson during the Civil War, in the hopes that killing her will allow Lawson to become human again. It’s now 1886, and a new job takes the pair from New Orleans to the frontier town of Perdition, Montana, to rescue a wealthy young man from a band of outlaws. Lawson tries to extricate the man without violence, but between the outlaws and the vampire Dark Society, it appears a peaceful getaway is not going to be an option. This thrilling story culminates with a fantastic battle scene on a train, where unlikely alliances are formed, adding a new wrinkle to Lawson’s quest for freedom from his vampiric curse. Readers can jump right in, as the backstory details are supplied without sacrificing the pace. This is perfect for Deadwood fans and those who enjoy the American Vampire graphic-novel series by Scott Snyder. Clear a couple of hours, you’ll want to devour this in one sitting.
Click here to order the book from Subterranean Press. The book can also be pre-ordered from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, and Barnes & Noble.
Czech publisher Classic has released Bitevní hranice Země, their translation of The Border. It’s available online via many Czech bookstore sites.