Review: Son of the Morning by Mark Alder
Reviews / February 17, 2016

Mark Alder is a nom de plume of Mark Barrowcliffe, an author whose books I have enjoyed in the past under another one of his pseudonyms, M.D. Lachlan. I’ve therefore had my eye on Son of the Morning ever since its initial release two years ago by the UK publisher, and it was with great excitement when I found out that the novel was finally going to be published here stateside by Pegasus Books in early 2016. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance to review an ARC of this reissue which will come complete with a brand new look, featuring Baroque painter Luca Giordano’s stunning masterpiece “St. Michael” gracing the cover. Summarizing the story in this 700 page tome would be a difficult task, as you can imagine, but for brevity’s sake, Son of the Morning can be described as the Hundred Years’ War with angels and demons. Alder combines history with a great number of fantastical elements, chronicling multiple plot threads and character journeys in this reimagined version of the Middle Ages, primarily focusing on the earlier decades of the conflict. This period sees King Edward III of England attempting to assert his claim as the rightful…

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Here’s a rundown of the books we think you should look out for in coming in the week. See any that you are really looking forward to? Find any you had not heard of yet? Know of books we missed? We know we don’t have everything and would love to hear what you feel we may have overlooked.   FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR     FANTASY             URBAN FANTASY     SCIENCE FICTION   HORROR               FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR Son of the Morning Mark Alder 2/15/2016 Pegasus Chains of the Heretic Jeff Salyards 2/16/2016 Night Shade The Immortals Jordanna Max Brodsky 2/16/2016 Orbit Lovecraft Country Matt Ruff 2/16/2016 Harper Calamity Brandon Sanderson 2/16/2016 Delacorte Interior Darkness Straub, Peter 2/16/2016 Doubleday The Ballad of Black Tom Victor LaValle 2/16/2016