Friday, 28 April 2017

Joshua Palmatier (also writing as Benjamin Tate)

Joshua Palmatier’s Website | Benjamin Tate’s Website | Reviews | Bibliography & Rights Info

The Throne of Amenkor (Writing as Joshua Palmatier) | Bibliography & Rights Info
The Skewed Throne
The Cracked Throne
The Vacant Throne

The Well Trilogy (Writing as Benjamin Tate) | Bibliography & Rights Info
Well of Sorrows
Leaves of Flame
Breath of Heaven

The Ley series | Bibliography & Rights Info
Shattering the Ley
Threading the Needle

Anthologies (Co-edited with Patricia Bray) | Bibliography & Rights Info
After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar
The Modern Fae’s Guide to Surviving Humanity

REVIEWS

For The Throne of Amenkor Trilogy

“Joshua’s books are fun, engaging, and where they have an edge over Lynch and Rothfuss’s series is the fact that the series is complete…Palmatier has created a powerful and engaging female protagonist in The Throne of Amenkor. With the three volumes now complete, I recommend all of them.”

SF Signal

For THE SKEWED THRONE

“Power without control breeds a madness just as deadly as an empty stomach. That’s the key message in Palmatier’s intense fantasy debut…Palmatier succeeds admirably in passionate, if simplistic, prose to sketch a heartfelt portrait…This solid, earnest effort will especially appeal to young adults.”

Publisher’s Weekly

“Palmatier keeps the reader guessing by switching up the flow events in the novel…that is what makes the novel so compelling, even having a pretty good idea of where Varis’s story would conclude at the end of THE SKEWED THRONE didn’t deter the narrative pull and overall engaging quality of Palmatier’s storytelling…With THE SKEWED THRONE, Palmatier has set up a very promising trilogy.”

SF Signal

For THE CRACKED THRONE

“[An] exciting sequel…This novel grips the reader with a swift-moving tale of political intrigue and economic survival in a world where the most dangerous secrets are never forgotten.”

Publisher’s Weekly

“THE CRACKED THRONE kicks into higher narrative gear and becomes a very difficult book to put down. This more than balances any drawn out elements of the merchant/restocking portion of the novel. What made the second installment of the trilogy work well for me is very much what made its predecessor work – Varis’s engaging narrative voice.”

SF Signal

For THE VACANT THRONE

“The solid third Throne of Amenkor novel (after 2006’s The Cracked Throne) delivers plenty of action and intrigue.”

Publishers Weekly

“I’m pleased to say he finished quite strongly with THE VACANT THRONE…[it]offers a glimpse of the world at large. It is a solid progression of storytelling and is very effective at both revealing the full picture of Palmatier’s world and his evolution as a writer. Although Palmatier brings closure in the final volume of the trilogy, I think THE VACANT THRONE hints at a world rife for more stories.”

SF Signal

For The Well Trilogy

For WELL OF SORROWS

“One of my top ten fantasy reads of the year.”

Fantasy Literature

“WELL OF SORROWS kept me spellbound for the entire length of the thick paperback. It’s well worth your time to delve into this heart-wrenching story!”

Errant Dreams

“Fantasy readers will be drawn in and likely make quick work of this debut work.”

VOYA

“Brilliantly detailed worldbuilding and complicated characters makes this an engrossing read.”

–Laura Anne Gilman

“A very good novel full of engaging writing, characters about whom Tate made me feel a great deal; and set in a fully realized secondary world that is a character in its own rights.  Recommended.”

SFF World

For LEAVES OF FLAME

“Fans who reach the cliffhanger ending will be eager for book three.”

Library Journal

“A wonderfully complex, vivid and imaginative world.”

Portland Book Review

For The Ley series

 

For SHATTERING THE LEY

“Palmatier lets the story build slowly, introducing a sprawling cast and fascinating setting, before explosively upsetting the status quo. This initial installment feels like build up for the rest of the story, but still delivers a compelling adventure.”

–Publishers Weekly

“Palmatier exploits an active imagination to good effect, with characters who develop along with the story…plenty of tension and excitement. Fantasy regulars looking for a fresh series with real bite should find it worth a try.”

Kirkus

“Palmatier takes familiar ideas of ley lines and magic wielders but gives them fresh life in this rich fantasy world.”

Library Journal

“This is a great opening act as Joshua Palmatier creates an intriguing world that deploys magic as the key source of energy. Using the ideological global warming debate (to include ambitious political deniers and militant willing to die environmentalists) as the starting premise, SHATTERING THE LEY is a strong cautionary fantasy.”

–Harriet Klausner

“There is some really good writing here with a wonderfully unique premise.”

I Smell Sheep

“SHATTERING THE LEY is the first book in a promising new series by Joshua Palmatier. While the cover of this hardcover edition tells us immediately that this is A Fantasy Novel, the setting blends magic and technology in a unique creation.”

Book Spot Central

“This is an entertaining work of second-world fantasy in a creative and detailed setting with well-written action scenes.”

Triple Cities Carousel

For THREADING THE NEEDLE

“Palmatier juggles the ongoing plot lines adeptly. As he explores the relationships among ley, environment, and society, he delivers a fast-paced, often brutal tale.”

Publishers Weekly

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RIGHTS INFORMATION

 

THRONE OF AMENKOR TRILOGY (Written as Joshua Palmatier)

  1. THE SKEWED THRONE (DAW, 2006)
  2. THE CRACKED THRONE (DAW, 2006)
  3. THE VACANT THRONE (DAW, 2008)
  • Book #1 in its 2nd printing!
  • German rights (entire series) to Lubbe/Bastei

WELL OF SORROWS TRILOGY (Written as Benjamin Tate)

  1. WELL OF SORROWS (DAW, 2011)
  2. LEAVES OF FLAME (DAW, 2012)
  3. BREATH OF HEAVEN (Forthcoming from Daw)

STANDALONE NOVELS

  1. SHATTERING THE LEY (DAW, 2014)

ANTHOLOGIES (Co-edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray)

  1. AFTER HOURS: TALES FROM THE UR-BAR (DAW, 2011)
  2. THE MODERN FAE’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY (DAW, 2012)

***Three asterisks (***) placed after the record of a foreign territory sale indicate that those rights have expired and are available for purchase in that market for that title(s).***