To start off the new year in style, we are proud to announce two exciting new novels by authors who have recently joined the Manifold Press family. Between them they illustrate the wide range of quality fiction that we love!
Self-described social justice witch and full-time gender disaster Dorian Dawes introduces us to the fascinatingly bizarre world of HARBINGER ISLAND, permanently under siege from manifestations of the occult and protected by a motley collection of academics and students. It is a world in which nothing at all is certain – gender and memory in particular – and good and evil are never really as far apart as one might have imagined.
In ARDENT, Heloise West takes us to the fascinating world of the painters of Renaissance Italy. A high value is placed on the work of master painters – and also on the dyes and pigments they use. In the turbulence of Medici Florence, this can mean life or death, even for the innocent let alone those who try to rig the system to their own advantage. Into this corrupt world arrives master painter Morello, who has yet one more deadly secret to keep – he has fallen hard for the workshop’s assistant, Benedetto, a young man as intelligent as he is beautiful. Can either of them survive the intrigues surrounding them … ?
These books will be released on 1 February, but are available for pre-order now.