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Erekos

A Valentine: A.M. Tuomala’s Luminous Erekos

Love, unconquerable in battle, Even immortals can’t escape you, And mortals, in their one day’s dusk, Tremble before your glory. Sophocles’ Antigone   English is notoriously poor in words of affection, including nuances of “love”.  When used without qualifiers, the term exclusively signifies romantic/sexual emotions.  But love (and, for that matter, hate) among blood kin […]

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Release Day: Drakon by A. M. Tuomala

Here’s wishing a dragon’s long and remarkable life to Drakon, A. M. Tuomala’s stunning sophomore novel after her acclaimed debut Erekos! Drakon can be summarized as “Game of Thrones meets War and Peace.” Drakon is as immersive and vividly drawn as Erekos and its characters (some of whom are dragons) are unforgettable. Deeply embedded in […]

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Benjamin Franklin Awards

Big news, everyone! The IBPA has announced the finalists for the Ben Franklin Awards…and Erekos and Candlemark & Gleam are among them! We’re finalists for Best First Book (Fiction) – which is decided based on writing, editorial, design work…the whole package. It’s a huge honour to be in the finals, particularly for this very coveted, […]

Great reviews

Candlemark & Gleam books have been getting some great reviews in some pretty prestigious journals lately! First up, we have (re)Visions: Alice! In its December 2011 edition, Midwest Book Review says: The story of Alice in Wonderland is viewed by many in different ways. “(re) Visions: Alice” is a retelling of the tales of Alice […]

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Erekos handbound edition

As part of our commitment to going “back to the future of publishing,” and based on the Mastermind’s obsession with bookbinding, Candlemark & Gleam has been offering handbound editions through our print pre-orders; now, you can get a handbound copy through the website, too! Unlike the pre-ordered editions, these will not be signed, limited-edition copies. […]

Erekos – a starred review!

Congratulations to the immensely talented A.M. Tuomala, whose debut novel Erekos just earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly! Debut author Tuomala poetically crafts a complex tale of war and love. Swamp witch Achane loves her dying sister so much that she traps the young woman’s soul in her corpse as a zombi. Inspired by […]

We have a winner!

We have a winner! The gods of random chance have rolled the dice, and the winner of our Erekos ARC giveaway is Brianna Smith! We’ll be emailing you shortly to get your address, and then your shiny new advance copy of the book will be winging its way to your door! We also have a […]

Spread the word, win neat stuff!

I just sent out a massive stack of ARCs for the print edition of Erekos by A.M. Tuomala at lunch today. The final book is going to be GORGEOUS, lemme tell ya. You should really pre-order it. But! It took a good bit of effort and some trial and error to get to the point […]

Erekos in Print!

  We know you’re as excited as we are about the upcoming print release of Erekos by A.M. Tuomala. September is a long, long time away, though, and so we wanted to give you the opportunity to pre-order the book! For those who pre-order the trade paperback of Erekos, we’re also offering some special opportunities […]