30th March 2016
‘Reconquista‘ will be available on Amazon, Smashwords, ibooks, Barnes & Noble Nook and other on-line retailers from 30th March 2016.
The ‘e’ book is priced £2.10 and the Kindle Store is already taking pre-orders. It is available in both e-pub and mobi versions.
The paperback (380pp) is priced, for six weeks, at £7.99.
From early April the paperback will also be available in all good bookshops. For six weeks only it will have the special price of £7.99, as part of the 2016 Clapham Literary Festival taking place from 3rd to 8th May.
Travel with our heroes, Nathan, Atta and Rebecca, as they battle, with their friends and allies, against villains, bandits, pirates and war-lords and survive the sea and the mountains in Winter. Most of all, they have to overcome their own fears, as each of them finds their own way to freedom.
It is October 1264. Outside the city an army awaits the signal to attack.
Within the city walls, fourteen year old Nathan, his older cousin, Rebecca and their friend, Atta, face an uncertain future. On this fateful day, the city they have always known is about to be torn apart. Friends and family are about to be scattered far and wide. Each of them has a vital decision to make. Each has a journey to undertake.
In war-torn Al Andalus King and Emir vie for supremacy. Bandits and pirates roam land and sea in their wake, as our heroes set out on their desperate journeys to find freedom and safety. If they are to succeed, they must first face down their fears and decide what sort of people they want to be. All of them have to grow up.
Not all of them will make it home.
Book 1 in the Al Andalus series
Pre-launch readers (of all ages) have already given feedback and reviews.
- ‘Excellent. A real page turner.’
- ‘Reconquista is brilliant. It vividly brings the past to life. ‘
- ‘The story rattles along and I often didn’t know and couldn’t guess what is coming next. I read it at one sitting.’
At reconquista.online readers can see their Amazon and/or Goodreads reviews, or can send in reviews to the web-site through the comment boxes.
If you belong to a book club in SW4 or SW11 why not purchase your paperback copy from Clapham Books, The Pavement, Clapham, the official bookseller for the Clapham Literary Festival? Then register with Omnibus and come along to the Readers’ Afternoon at 2.00 p.m. on Friday 6th May to Omnibus Arts Centre to meet J.J.Anderson and a group of other authors. Entry costs £7 per person (£6 concessions ). She will be signing copies of ‘Reconquista‘ and talking about the book.
Join the journey.
If you want to read more about ‘Reconquista‘, the origins and development of the book ( in gestation for over a decade ), or the history behind the story and Jerez, the city in which it is set, there are a selection of articles at www.thestorybazaar.com particularly