Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Crypt of the Moaning Diamond by Rosemary Jones

Rosemary Jones's debut, CRYPT OF THE MOANING DIAMOND (USA, UK, Canada) is part of The Dungeons series by Wizards of the Coast. Other titles in this series includes Depths of Madness by Erik Scott de Bie, The Howling Delve by Jaleigh Johnson and Stardeep by Bruce R. Cordell. I found this blurb at the author's website:

Once again Tsurlagol has been invaded and now a band of orcs controls the city and the city's stout defenses. Luckily for the citizens of Tsurlagol, the forces of Procampur have come marching to the rescue. Even more luckily (although the proper and extraordinarily stuffy Procampur officers don't know it yet), the Siegebreakers are available to help for a quite reasonable fee.

The merry band of mercenaries knows all the tricks for overcoming a city's defenses. Except the Siegebreakers just fell into a vast underground ruin, which is being flooded by the river that they unleashed. The waters are rising, the ceilings are collapsing, and every turn reveals a new creature that wants to attack them.

Ivy, the leader of the Siegebreakers, knows that making walls fall down is easy: not being underneath when the walls collapse is the hard part.
Wizards hosts a sample chapter in a zipfile. The author maintains a MySpace site, including a blog.


Rosemary said...

Thanks for the plug, Tia. In my not-so-secret identity, I also run a blog for Book Publishers Northwest at www.bpnw.org (it's hosted on Blogger). So I've been as confused as everyone else by the changes in Blogger and how to add comments. I tend to use the "Nickname" option for blogger as I can then use my name to sign stuff as opposed to my account name.

For anyone who is member of the Seattle chapter of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, tonight's "Cookie Contest" Holiday Party features signings by local members. They were trying to add my book. It just shipped last week from the publisher, and the gods of booksignings are fickle creatures, so I can't guarantee CRYPT will be there.

On the other hand, there will be lots of other really good books for all ages and COOKIES.

Tia Nevitt said...

Cookies are always a plus! Thanks for the visit!

CaroleMcDonnell said...

Ah! So it IS a Children's book. I wasn't quite sure --although the title sounded like a children's book title. But seeing Rosemary's comment helped me. Thanks.

Tia said...

No, this is not a children's novel. Wizards of the Coast published novels based on the Dungeons and Dragons role playing game. A lot of teenagers play the game and read the books, but the novels are not necessarily for teens.