I first heard about Lamentation by Ken Scholes on the Dragon Page Cover to Cover podcast, where they hailed it as the most anticipated fantasy novel of 2009. A hefty title to ignore indeed. On my most recent trip to the States, I tried to locate the novel at a Barnes & Noble, a Borders, and finally at the Logan airport book store. The clerk at the airport book store looked it up online, and told me the book was not to be released until September.
Lesson learned: don’t trust airport book store clerks who very obviously go to Amazon rather than their own database and find the release of the mass market paperback. Here are some reviews:
Lamentation @ A Fantasy Reader
Lamentation @ Blood of the Muse
Lamentation @ Fantasy Book Reviewer
And as a bonus fantasy blogosphere feature for this week, we’ve got an interview with R.A. Salvatore:
Interview, Part 1
Interview, Part 2