seriously good book The Ten Thousand) was - according to Amazon, at least - meant to surface in June this year.
Unfortunately it seems fans will have to wait a little longer - Kearney's agent John Jarrold has stated the following on his blog:
"Paul is due to deliver in May 2010, so a June publication date will not happen! Maybe early 2011. and the third book in the series six months later."
A shame, but I've no problem waiting longer if it means Corvus will be as good as The Ten Thousand.
For what it's worth, I found an early blurb (contains minor spoilers relating to The Ten Thousand):
It is twenty-three years since a Macht army fought its way home from the heart of the Asurian Empire. The man who came to lead that army, Rictus, is now a hard-bitten mercenary captain, middle-aged and tired. He wants nothing more than to lay down his spear and become the farmer that his father was. But fate has different ideas. A young warleader has risen to challenge the order of things in the very heartlands of the Macht. A soldier of genius, he takes city after city, and reigns over them as king. What is more, he had heard of the legendary leader of the Ten Thousand. His name is Corvus, and the rumours say that he is not even fully human. He means to make himself absolute ruler of all the Macht. And he wants Rictus to help him.
Certainly sounds promising.
In the meantime, Kearney fans can check out the new artwork for his Monarchies of God omnibuses over at Aidan's blog. And if you've not read The Ten Thousand yet, give it a go!
Cover art for Jeff Noon's A MAN OF SHADOWS
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