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Excellent reviews for new Peridot title Sentinel May 8, 2014

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in New releases, Peridot Press, Uncategorized.
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Sentinel

We’re very pleased to see some excellent reviews of Sentinel, the forthcoming book from our imprint Peridot Press.

While we have built our reputation on the strength of our educational publications, we use Peridot for books across different genres and as a platform for talented new writers – and Peridot is our first foray into fiction. It’s a tough market to crack but we will give it our best shot.

The book is the first in a trilogy and is the debut novel by Joshua Winning, an excellent young writer and successful film journalist.

Sentinel tells the story of an underground society of guardians who are mobilised against the return of ancient evil forces. The action centres on 15-year-old Nicholas Hallow, who is unwittingly drawn into a desperate struggle against malevolent forces when his parents are killed in a suspicious train crash.

Here are some of the reviews so far:

“An ordinary orphaned teenager turns out to be the saviour of a hidden magical world. Don’t think you’ve read this before in the Harry Potter books though, Sentinel sets a darker, grittier tone. The action is fast and violent, the monsters, including a seductive vampiress, are memorable. 4/5.” John Wyatt, The Sun.

“A great, imaginative, gripping read…” Nev Pierce, Editor-at-Large, Empire magazine.

“Fast paced, surprising, and madly compelling.” Rosie Fletcher, Total Film.

“The narrative is hugely engaging… Winning could well be on to a winner with this unsettling but entertaining icebreaker. Hopefully Nicholas and this trilogy will mature nicely together. 4/5.” Claire Nicholls, SciFiNow magazine.

“An epic tale that leaves the reader wanting more.” David Estes, author of The Moon Dwellers.

We will be releasing Sentinel on May 19. It costs £6.99 and those who buy direct from us at www.peridot.co.uk/bookshop will receive extra bonus goods including a poster, exclusive postcards and author notes.

Over the past two years, Peridot has published The Following Game by Jonathan Smith, Managing MIL: You and Your Mother-in-Law – for better, or for worse? by Katy Rink and Calcutta Song by Joe Winter.

We are looking forward to exploring new projects for Peridot. Please feel free to contact me at jbarnes@peridot.co.uk with any ideas or manuscripts.

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