For those who missed the news, Lividian Publications is publishing five previous titles in the Matthew Corbett series as trade paperbacks, the first time they’ve appeared in this format anywhere in the world. Starting with Mister Slaughter in July and finishing with Cardinal Black in November, these will be published at the perfect time to get readers fully up to speed before the trade hardcover publication of Robert McCammon’s newest installment, The King of Shadows, in December.
Do You Want First Printings Including One Book Signed By Robert McCammon?
Due to the shortage of book paper in the world, there will be a limited run of the offset printed true first printings of these trade paperbacks, and most of the chain bookstore orders and distributor orders will be filled via POD to ensure we can keep up with demand and no reader misses out.
For collectors who want first printings (and fans who want to read them as soon as possible), we’re offering a bundle of all five books, to be shipped together this summer, that are guaranteed to be from the First Printing offset run and will be marked as such on their copyright pages. These five books will ship together, and four of them will be shipping before their official publication dates.
In addition, Robert McCammon has generously agreed to sign signature sheets for one of the books in the bundle!
Please place your order (no prepayment required) via the bundle product page if you’re interested. Supplies are limited and that page will be changed to “Out of Print” when all available sets are reserved. Copies ordered individually through this site or big online retailers like Amazon, etc, will not be signed and might be print on demand copies.
In addition, Lividian Publications will be publishing the trade hardcover of The King of Shadows in December:
It’s January of 1704, and Matthew Corbett continues his mission to Italy, accompanied by Hudson Greathouse and former enemy Professor Fell. They seek Brazio Valeriani and information about the mirror created by his father, the sorcerer Ciro. Legend claims the mirror can be used to summon demons from beyond.
But fate has other plans for Matthew as their ship is disabled by a pod of whales, and they seek refuge on a secluded island. The islanders welcome them with a massive feast, but all is not what it seems. As the island pulls them deeper into its influence, the castaways struggle to maintain their grip on reality, even their very identity. Matthew must keep his wits about him and solve the mystery enshrouding the other side of the island, where an active volcano looms and a secretive creature lurks.
The King of Shadows is the eighth installment in bestselling author Robert McCammon’s acclaimed series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, a brave “problem-solver” who now faces a challenging foe that threatens to take over his most valuable resource: his own mind.
Here is the complete publication schedule for easy reference:
The King of Shadows (Limited Edition) — June 2022 (depending on slipcase production)
Mister Slaughter (trade paperback) — July 19, 2022
The Providence Rider (trade paperback) — August 23, 2022
The River of Souls (trade paperback) — September 20, 2022
Freedom of the Mask (trade paperback) — October 18, 2022
Cardinal Black (trade paperback) — November 15, 2022
The King of Shadows (trade hardcover) — December 6, 2022
Finally, don’t forget that our books are also carried by some of our favorite small presses and retailers:
Bad Moon Books — Trade Hardcover * Trade Paperback Bundle
Camelot Books — Trade Hardcover * Trade Paperback Bundle
Cemetery Dance Publications — Trade Hardcover * Trade Paperback Bundle
Dark Regions — Trade Hardcover * Trade Paperback Bundle
Gerald Winters and Son
SST Publications (UK Store!) — Trade Hardcover * Trade Paperback Bundle
Subterranean Press — Trade Hardcover * Trade Paperback Bundle
Stay tuned for more news and updates. Thank you again for your continuing support and enthusiasm!