A new novel from Lorina Stephens

Now available for pre-order Lorina Stephens‘ new magic realism novel, The Rose Guardian, is now available for pre-order in trade paperback and ebook. What’s it about? Here’s the book blurb: There is a conversation that should have happened between Vi Cotter and her mother. Now it’s too late. But sometimes the dead speak through the legacy they leave, and in this case Vi’s mother bequeaths her, among other things, her journals. Do we sometimes seek absolution from…

Pillar of Darkness now available

One of the novels the much-missed Dave Duncan wrote before he hied himself off to the great Unknown was Pillar of Darkness.  Two hundred miles wide and higher than the moon, Sungoback has stood over central Africa for thirty years, a pillar of light by night and of darkness by day. Science cannot explain it; it destroys technology. What secret lies at its centre: aliens, eternal life, distant past, or far future? Most who venture inside…

Leslie Gadallah’s Empire of Kaz complete

Cat’s Game completes Leslie Gadallah’s Empire of Kaz trilogy The final novel in Leslie Gadallah’s alien political intrigue released October 1 in both trade paperback and eBook. There is a storm coming The Kazi Empire may have been beaten back temporarily, but is inexorably returning to the offensive. Ehreh leads a small group of Oriani scientists developing a new weapon to defeat the Kazi once and for all—if only he can get anyone to listen. How is an…

Allow me to introduce: Alison Lohans

Prairies Author releases omnibus YA fantasy, Timefall Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Alison Lohans is an award-winning, internationally published author of 26 books for young people. Five Rivers is pleased to have released on September 1, an omnibus edition of her YA fantasy, Timefall. The omnibus combines Collapse of the Veil, and Crossings. As the title suggests, the story is a time travel story about a teen mom in present-day Regina, whose baby is the long-sought mythic hero of a society a…

The Boy on the Bicycle now available for pre-order

The Boy on the Bicycle: A Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto, Nate Hendley’s insightful and painstakingly researched book, is now available for pre-order through Five Rivers and your favourite online bookseller, in both print and digital. On September 15, 1956, seven year-old Wayne Mallette was murdered on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The main suspect was a boy on a bicycle seen pedaling away from the CNE. Authorities quickly zeroed in…