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NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR PETER V. BRETT RETURNS TO RED SONJA

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October 11th, 2012, Runnemede, NJ- New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett returns to pick up where he left off in the critically acclaimed Red Sonja: Blue with a four-part series for new readers and fans alike. Bereft of her signature chain mail, Sonja finds herself free of much of the reputation that went with it, and begins a new series of adventures clad in a familiar blur fur tunic. Haunted by her past and the spirit of the demon whose pelt she wears, Sonja finds beginning over harder than expected.  Be sure to watch for this Red Sonja mini-series by Peter V. Brett in 2013!

Peter V. Brett

“I have a reputation for writing strong female characters in my books, but Red Sonja is the OG* where kickass fantasy heroines are concerned,” says writer Peter V. Brett.  “I’ve been reading Sonja comics since I was twelve, so working on the Red Sonja: Blue One-Shot last year was a huge thrill. I immediately asked Dynamite to let me pick up where I left off. The new Red Sonja: Blue 4-issue series will add new depth to the character as she finds herself with blood on her hands that doesn’t easily wash off, struggling with her inner demons even as a very real one pursues her. It will be a great starting point for new readers, but there will be enough action and classic adventure to satisfy even the most hardcore fans.”

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“Peter’s an incredible writer.  Period.  His Red Sonja One Shot is fantastic, and when he asked if he could write a new mini-series, the first two thoughts that crossed my mind were ‘Awesome!’ and ‘We can have a collection with his one-shot and mini-series that will bring more of his fans in to comic stores!’  The fact that Peter is such a huge comics fan and a fantastic and accomplished writer make for a better experience for comics readers and his existing fan base of prose readers.  It’s a win/win for everyone.  We’re excited to launch the mini-series as one of our first and most important books in 2013!” – States Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.

Peter Brett studied English Literature and Art History at the University at Buffalo, graduating in 1995, after which he spent more than ten years working in the pharmaceutical publication field before writing full-time. He developed an interest in fantasy from an early age and The Painted Man was his fourth novel. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys comics and role playing.  Brett wrote his 2008 novel The Painted Man (The Warded Man in the US) and much of his second novel on his HP Ipaq 6515 while on the New York subway.  The novel takes place on a formerly advanced civilization world which has now been reduced to a dark age by the attacks of demons known as ‘corelings’. These are powerful beings with magical abilities and differing elemental natures, and each night they emerge from the planet’s core to feed on humans, who must take care to be indoors before dark. Against this backdrop the three main characters Arlen, Leesha, and Rojer, pass into maturity and begin individual quests to bring an end to the terror. The book has been translated into German, Polish, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Serbian and Japanese.  In The Desert Spear two men each claim to be humanity’s prophesied Deliverer. One is Arlen Bales, formerly of a small hamlet who, after many hard lessons, has become the Painted Man (so called because he has covered himself in demon-warding runes). Another contender is a desert warrior, a former friend and betrayer of Arlen, who carries a mystical spear (stolen from Arlen) and heads a vast army intent on a holy war against the demons and anyone else who stands in the way.  Brett’s novelettes include the 2010 book The Great Bazaar and Other Stories, and the 2011 book Brayan’s Gold.

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