In the fourth and final book of the internationally popular Bookworm epic fantasy series, a new Emperor has arisen and the Empire is collapsing into chaos. Elaine and her surviving friends head for Ida in the hope of confronting the Witch-King.
DARTFORD, KENT – 02 October 2015 – Elsewhen Press, an independent UK publisher specialising in Speculative Fiction, is delighted to announce the publication of Bookworm IV: Full Circle, the fourth and final book in the best-selling Bookworm series by Christopher Nuttall.
The first book in the series, Bookworm, was published by Elsewhen Press in 2013 becoming a best-seller almost overnight. It won the Gold Award for Adult Fiction in the 2013 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards and the German translation rights were acquired by Random House and published in January 2015 under their Blanvalet imprint (as Die Bibliothek der Schwarzen Magie 1 – Die Wissende). The next two titles in the series were also immediate bestsellers, reaching the top 10 in Fantasy in various countries. Bookworm IV is already high in the charts based on pre-orders alone.
The series takes place in a rich world with a magical elite who wield political power in the Golden City, the greatest city on the planet and capital of a Great Empire. Elsewhere, an old aristocracy control a variety of kingdoms in an ever- changing web of alliances and intrigue; those without their own magic ever keen to attract sorcerers to their court. Wars in centuries past unleashed magical power, not all of which has been controlled or contained. Throughout the lands, the Inquisitors from the Empire keep a watchful eye on the use of magic, helping the Grand Sorcerer maintain a fragile peace.
We entered this world in the first book where we met Elaine, an orphan with limited magical talent, enough to ensure a magical training but very inexperienced and lucky to get a position working in the Great Library. Her life changed dramatically when she triggered a magical trap and ended up with all the knowledge from the library – including forbidden magic that no one is supposed to know – stuffed inside her head. This unwanted gift didn’t give her greater power, but it did give her a better understanding of magic, allowing her to accomplish far more than ever before.
As the series has progressed, Elaine has come to understand her true heritage and the identity of the old evil behind the unexpected changes being wrought throughout the Empire: the Witch-King who is pulling all the strings from his tomb as he prepares to rise again. In this final book, Elaine and her loyal friends race towards Ida determined to try to stop him before he destroys the whole world.
Bookworm IV: Full Circle is available from today on all popular eBook platforms. It will be out in paperback in November 2015.
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About Christopher Nuttall
Christopher Nuttall has been planning sci-fi books since he learnt to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Chris created an alternate history website and eventually graduated to writing full-sized novels. Studying history independently allowed him to develop worlds that hung together and provided a base for storytelling. After graduating from university, Chris started writing full-time. As an indie author he has self-published a number of novels, but this is his eighth fantasy to be published by Elsewhen Press. The fourth and final instalment in the bestselling Bookworm series, Bookworm IV: Full Circle concludes Elaine’s story. Chris is currently living in Edinburgh with his wife, muse, and critic Aisha and their son.