Yamada Monogatari: To Break the Demon Gate

Yamada_BTG_cover-V06b-PrimeOkay, those of you who follow me on Facebook will have seen this already, but that was a shared post from the publisher and wouldn’t display properly here. Now I have my own copy and can show the probably final cover for the US edition of Yamada Monogatari: To Break the Demon Gate. That’s actually the link for pre-orders, and if you follow it you’ll see the original (and temporary) cover, which the publisher hasn’t yet updated on Azon but no doubt will real soon now. I don’t have any updates on the UK edition still (I hope) slated for this month, but the US edition is firm for December as the official date, meaning it’ll probably be ready sometime in November. Regardless, this is the second Lord Yamada book but the first Lord Yamada Novel. I hope to have an announcement on the status of the second Yamada novel before too much longer.

Here’s the blurb for To Break the Demon Gate:

“Yamada no Goji is a minor nobleman of ancient Japan who has lost everything-except a single purpose: keep a promise to the woman he loved. In order to fulfill his vow, all he has to do is fight a horde of demons and monsters, bargain with a few ghosts, outwit the sinister schemers of the emperor’s court, find a way to defeat an assassin who cannot be seen, heard, or touched-and change the course of history. Fortunately, Yamada specializes in achieving the seemingly impossible, so he is sure in some way to succeed . . . if he doesn’t drink himself into oblivion first.”

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7 thoughts on “Yamada Monogatari: To Break the Demon Gate

  1. Excellent news! To clarify, will there be an edition of the new novel released earlier (possibly this month)? Or, is it definitely December across the board?

    • PS Publishing in the UK is bringing out what should be the first edition (limited, hardcover). The date’s slipped a couple of times but the last word I had was that it could be this month. I hope it is. In theory there was supposed to be a full year between the editions, but the schedule changes made that impossible. The Prime Books edition (trade paper) will be the first US edition, and I don’t forsee any slippage there. The UK edition will be a little pricier, but sooner. The US edition will be cheaper, but not until later this year.

    • Thanks, on behalf of the publisher and his art director, since, other than offering an opinion, I had very little to do with it. 🙂

  2. Someone asked, so let me clarify–The artwork above, as of this writing, is the final cover. The one on the pre-order page was a preliminary design and has the wrong title to boot, so it’ll be replaced in due course.

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