Friday, September 08, 2006

Happy Bastille Day 2007

Just found out from our senior editor that Eyes of Crow will be translated into French and published in France in July 2007. Formidable!

They haven't announced the French title yet. A literal translation would be Les Yeux de Corneille, but that might be hard to fit on a cover.

Speaking of titles, a lot of people think it's called Eyes of the Crow, but Crow is the name of a character, who happens to be, well, a crow. But not a real crow, the Crow Spirit. Plato would have called him the Form of Crow.

Anyway, the main character Rhia receives visions from this Spirit, making her the Spirit's eyes. Hence: Eyes. Of. Crow.

Pedantic lecture signing off.

I'll have another fun announcement Monday, which I hope will explain why my book reports are so late.

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Congrats Jill. I don't speak any French so I can't congratulate you in French, but way to go! I have Eyes Of Crow on pre-order through Amazon and can't wait to read it.

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 9/08/2006 11:27 AM

URBAN SHAMAN got titled just 'Chamane'. I have no idea what THUNDERBIRD FALLS will be!

-Catie

Posted by: Blogger CE Murphy at 9/08/2006 12:41 PM

Thanks, Kathy!

Catie, I can't imagine how they would translate TF. That'll be interesting. I also can't wait to see how they translate Laura Anne Gilman's BRING IT ON.

Hey, Catie, can you tell us about your second series with Luna (i.e., when it starts, what's the first one called, what's it about)? Inquiring minds want to know....

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 9/10/2006 8:11 AM

Sure. :)

Second series is called (unless they change it, but I haven't heard anything suggesting they're going to...of course, the first book isn't out for over a year yet, so there's a lot of time for things to change) The Old Races Trilogy, and will comprise (again, unless titles are changed) of HEART OF STONE, HOUSE OF CARDS, and HANDS OF FLAME.

They're about a New York City lawyer, Margrit Knight, who meets the perfect man--except he's a gargoyle, and wanted for murder.

Through Alban, Margrit's drawn into a secret world of other races--the Old Races, peoples from human legend--who live and participate in our lives without us ever knowing it. Everything she does to clear Alban of murder embroils her more deeply in their world, and as the trilogy goes on, she'll have to decide which world she wants to belong to, as balancing between them grows increasingly difficult.

The first book will be out at the end of 2007, and the second and third in early 2008. They'll be mass market paperback, and that's about all I know right now! :)

-Catie

Posted by: Blogger CE Murphy at 9/10/2006 9:40 AM

So very cool, Catie! In reading your blog, I was wondering what Heart of Stone/House of Cards were.

For some reason I thought the series was starting in early 2007. You'll have to remind us when it gets closer. Or I'll remind you to remind us. :-)

Gargoyles have always freaked me out. I know they're supposed to ward off evil spirits, but I find them scary.

Oh. Maybe that means I'm an evil spirit. Bag, empty of cat now.

Anyways, I love the idea and can't wait to read it.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 9/10/2006 10:02 AM

Gargoyles are supposed to be scary in order to frighten away the evil spirits. And they creep all people out, especially in certain circumstances. I've heard that Notre Dame cathedral, which is covered in gargoyles is especially spooky at night. Some people even refuse to enter the bell tower at night because the gargoyles freak em out. I don't personally have a problem with gargoyles. Cemetaries freak me out.

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 9/10/2006 11:29 AM

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