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Cover reveal day: THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

And here it is, at long last… the full cover of the 4th Rucksack Universe book, THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY!

The Lotus and the Barley - a Rucksack Universe travel fantasy novel by Anthony St. Clair

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Available June 16, 2016, pre-order the e-book today for the special pre-launch price of only US$2.99 (regular price $4.99).

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THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY cover reveal, day 3

Here’s the third piece of the cover of The Lotus and the Barley. The full cover will be unveiled Friday, May 6.

I’m all thumbs today.

The Lotus and the Barley, cover reveal 3 - All thumbs today.

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Available June 16, 2016, pre-order the e-book today for the special pre-launch price of only US$2.99 (regular price $4.99).

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THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY cover reveal, day 2

Here’s the second piece of the cover of The Lotus and the Barley. The full cover will be unveiled Friday, May 6.

What do you think this is?

The Lotus and the Barley, cover reveal 2 - What do you think this is?

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Available June 16, 2016, pre-order the e-book today for the special pre-launch price of only US$2.99 (regular price $4.99).

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THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY cover reveal, day 1

It’s cover reveal time! The full cover of The Lotus and the Barley will be unveiled Friday, May 6. Here’s a piece for you today.

So… The Martini of Destiny was red. Home Sweet Road was green. Forever the Road was blue. So The Lotus and the Barley is…

The Lotus and the Barley, cover reveal 1 - this one is orange!

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Available June 16, 2016, pre-order the e-book today for the special pre-launch price of only US$2.99 (regular price $4.99).

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Release Date for New Rucksack Universe Travel Fantasy Novel

Available June 16, 2016: THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

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This is a special day at St. Clair World HQ. It’s my wife’s birthday (happy birthday, my love!). And, it’s also 10 years ago to the day that we found our house. In 2006, when we first saw the room that is now my office, it was covered in horrid wallpaper and 70s shag carpet that was, I swear, the same color red as Elmo from Sesame Street.

Today is special for another reason: I’m announcing when my fourth book, THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY, will be available!

Before we get to that, some of you may be coming to the Rucksack Universe for the first time. Just to set the stage, the Rucksack Universe is an ongoing fantasy series of globetrotting intrigue, myth, and adventure, set in an alternate version of our world. It has a diverse cast with stories set all over the globe, with action that ranges from global peril to the deeply personal. There are travelers, lots of beer, an evil company, bartenders who influence the course of all existence, and, above all, Faddah Rucksack, the world’s only Himalayan-Irish sage, the wanderer of wanderers, the hero of old, the hero who fell, and the hero of now. You will get all this and more in THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY.

In a nutshell, here’s what the book is about:

In a rebuilt London, trouble is brewing.

In a world where a bottle of stout can change destinies, all Branwen Porter and her sister Zara want is to become brewers of the world’s oldest and most popular beer, Galway Pradesh Stout. But the brewmaster won’t give them a second glance, much less try their homebrew. A chance encounter with a man in black and a stolen briefcase changes everything. Zara and Branwen find themselves on a collision course with the most dangerous man in the world and his terrible plans for the beer. Two ancient enemies will renew a bitter vendetta, and the sisters will discover their new destiny—but only if they can choose between their dreams and each other.

THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY will be available worldwide in e-book and trade paperback on June 16, 2016.

Starting today, you can pre-order the e-book and it will be auto-magically sent to you the day the book comes out.

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The regular e-book price is US$4.99, but prior to release you can get it for the special pre-order price of $2.99. THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY is available at these major online retailers:

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If you need to catch up on the series, you can also get the other 3 books: The Martini of Destiny, Home Sweet Road, and Forever the Road, all available in e-book and trade paperback.

You can also get these 3 books direct from me at my author store. When ordering direct you also get exclusive box set savings and autographed paperbacks:

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So that’s the news! THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY will be available June 16 and you can pre-order it beginning today.

Please check it out, pre-order the e-book, and tell your friends. Thank you for being part of this journey!




Book Release Special Announcement Apr. 8, 2016

Going ‪#‎live‬! Join me tomorrow, Apr. 8, at 10 a.m. PT, at my Facebook author page for a special video announcement about my upcoming fourth book, THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY! (And please share)

Source: Anthony St. Clair on Facebook




What’s the first line of my next book?

As you might’ve seen, I’m now underway on my final proof and out-loud read-through of my fourth Rucksack Universe book, THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY. And if you were wondering, here’s the first line:

The Lotus and the Barley - first line

And if you want that in good ole text:

No one knew about the problem until the alarm rang, but Feckniss imagined the man in the orange suit at the top of the world was the only one who smiled about it.

Now back to work. The sooner I finish the proofing and read-through, the sooner you and I both will know when this book is coming out.




Hi.

Anthony St. Clair - Travel Fantasy Author / Craft Beer Writer / Business Copywriter

Author and copywriter Anthony St. Clair has specialized in online content since 2000, blogged since 2004 and is the author of the Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series.

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Rucksack Universe

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