|6 November, 2013
Here is another little clip detailing some of the characters in THE TOURNAMENT.
Less than a week to go…!
|4 November, 2013
8 days to go till THE TOURNAMENT begins. Not long now!
Just returned from Ayers Rock — a little rest & relaxation and maybe a little bit of research, too.
Get ready for a new clip about the new book on Wednesday.
And if you want to come to the Opening Night speech/signing at the Orpheum in Sydney, here are the links:
28 October, 2013
Not long now! It’s only 15 days till THE TOURNAMENT is released across Australia! (US and UK will be next year.)
Kicking off with a bonanza cinema-speech at the Cremorne Hayden Orpheum Cinema in Sydney on Nov 12, I will be doing a huge Australia-wide book tour – go to http://www.matthewreilly.com/media for times and dates. Chances are I will be coming somewhere near you!
I will also take this opportunity to give a little “parental advisory” for THE TOURNAMENT — it does contain some adult themes. I recommend it be read by mature readers (you can decide what that means for your kids, but I’d suggest ages 14 and over). With the exception of HOVER CAR RACER, I’ve always maintained that I write for adults, but I am aware that younger readers have jumped onto my books, so I give this little advisory.
Otherwise, 15 days and counting…
All the very best,
|1 October, 2013
Hi there everyone,
Want to read a little snippet of THE TOURNAMENT?
Well, in these heady days of social media, we can do things that we simply couldn’t do in past years…and this is one of them!
So here is a little treat: here is an “e-sampler” of THE TOURNAMENT! It’s the prologue of the novel, plus you’ll also get a glimpse of some of the fantastic design elements in the book.
I think it’s a good little taster and I hope it whets your appetite for November 12.
Not long to go now…
11 September, 2013
UK TOUR for THE TOURNAMENT
It’s official! I will be coming to the UK to promote the release of THE TOURNAMENT in early 2014.
My excellent UK publisher, Orion, have asked me to come over in January/February 2014 to do some events and book signings, so come along and say hello. (I’ll post dates and locations when I know them.)
Very pleased with this development!
23 July, 2013
THE NARRATOR of THE TOURNAMENT
So this is the biggest reveal.
The narrator of THE TOURNAMENT is a 13-year-old girl. More than that, she is a princess of England who accompanies the English delegation to the grand and glittering event in Constantinople. She is the second daughter of King Henry VIII, a distant third-in-line to the throne, her name:
This is the girl who will one day become Queen Elizabeth I, perhaps the most successful monarch in British history and who famously never married. As she recounts her tale of the “terrible and terrifying things” she beheld at the tournament in Constantinople, events she has never told a soul about before, we get to see how a famous and formidable queen is made.
Welcome to THE TOURNAMENT.
Well, those are a few early reveals, just to whet your appetites. Now I’ll leave you all alone for a little while!
I hope to see you in November!
16 July, 2013
So, what kind of tournament does the Sultan of the Islamic empire put on in 1546, I hear you ask?
This is from page 1 of THE TOURNAMENT:
“It has long been accepted that the first international chess tournament was the event staged in London in 1851…but a rumour persists in the chess world of a tournament that was held long before the London one, an event that took place in the 16th century in the ancient city of Constantinople. Sadly, since no records of this event have ever been found, it remains the stuff of legend…”
Yes, my tournament is a chess tournament. (Some of you will have spotted the chessboard squares on the cover.)
Now, this may sound a bit unusual for a “Matthew Reilly novel” (not many Maghooks or nuclear-tipped cruise missiles in the 1500s either) but trust me, this book is bullet-paced and there is a lot going on behind the scenes: serial murderers, some (er) hot sex, and all manner of cheating!
THE TOURNAMENT begins November 12.