Originally published in 1985, this fantasy novel by Geoff Ryman is scheduled to be re-published by ChiZine on April 15, 2013. You can pre-order the print edition of the book at a 30% discount (and receive the e-book version free) at ChiZine right now at this link. Isn't this new cover absolutely stunning?
General book information:
Trade Paperback Info
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
This book is a re-write of the Gilgamesh epic, and I'm very excited to read and review it (I have an ARC) as soon as I have the chance to do so.
In the meantime, here's the synopsis, so you have a feel for the book.
To defeat her enemies . . . she must make them immortal.
Only men are allowed into the wells of vision. But Cara’s mother defies this edict and is killed, but not before returning with a vision of terrible and wonderful things that are to come . . . and all because of five-year-old Cara.
Years later, evil destroys the rest of Cara’s family. In a rage, Cara uses magic to transform herself into a male warrior. But she finds that to defeat her enemies, she must break the cycle of violence, not continue it.
As Cara’s mother’s vision of destiny is fulfilled, the wonderful follows the terrible, and a quest for revenge becomes a quest for eternal life.