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Awake in the Night Land

April 14th, 2014 by G.

The Last Redoubt

John C. Wright’s book Awake in the Night Land is out.

I can’t really express how good it is. This is a book that I will be rereading and thinking about for the rest of my life. It is a book that made my eyes shine when my wife walked into the room. It is touched with holiness.

It’s four novellas, but they are all part of the same story and the same theme. The book could be called the Four Loves.

Here’s the publisher’s announcement, here is a review by the man who revived the Night Lands mythos for the modern era, and here is the author’s own announcement. He’s had a few related posts since then, so you’ll want to scroll up.

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April 14th, 2014 10:08:26
25 comments

Bruce Charlton
April 14, 2014

@Adam – You will be pleased to know that JCW has generously provided a very nice ‘blurb’ (or more correctly a ‘puff’) for my forthcoming book on the Mass Media ‘Addicted to Distraction’.


Jacob G.
April 14, 2014

Would you suggest reading Hodgons The Night Land with it? There is a free kindle copy on amazon but it is lengthy.


Adam G.
April 14, 2014

I really love Hodgson’s original, but its a little bit like an acquired taste.

I’d probably try Awake first, then move on to Hodgson’s original.


Ben Pratt
April 14, 2014

Ah ha! This confirms my hunch that the review I read on another site was written by you.

John Wright is a treasure. I look forward with great anticipation to reading this.


luscinia
April 14, 2014

No. Read the original first. If you simply must read Wright’s version, find a way to read it without giving money to Vox Day and his publishing house.


John C Wright
April 14, 2014

Luscina, Am I not to be paid for my hard work because your heart is eaten with hate for a stranger whose opinions you prefer not to forgive? For shame.
John C. Wright


Ben Pratt
April 14, 2014

luscinia,

Supporting a publisher such as Castalia House, who deliberately publishes works such as these, is indeed part of the point.


Luscinia
April 14, 2014

You may get paid but Vox Day gets richer off of your labors.

If you can’t get it used or from a library, find others who want to read it and pass it around.


Zen
April 15, 2014

Even if I were to believe the worst about Vox Day (and to be fair, I have enjoyed him in the past), I can hardly compare giving an author or artist his pittance to seeing a Hollywood movie and funding Hollywood.

Funding the scum in Hollywood does actually worry me a bit. Vox Day? Not so much.


Perth
April 15, 2014

What exactly is it that Vox Day is guilty of?


Bruce Charlton
April 15, 2014

Bought it…


Adam G.
April 15, 2014

Perth,

Vox Day has an online boastful shock jock personality. Pretty Icky at times, but none of which is relevant to the good work that Castalia House is doing.


Bookslinger
April 15, 2014

Jacob G: Free is good. [ploink] <– sound of Kindle.


Adam G.
May 13, 2014

A review by Bruce Charlton: there is a conjunction of spirituality and romance that is the strength of Wright’s book, and Charlton gets it.

http://charltonteaching.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/brief-no-spoilers-review-of-john-c.html


Zen
May 15, 2014

I recently finished Awake in the NightLand (and now I am on a Dresden Files kick) but the ending was both quite unexpected, and far more than I could have wished. It changed the tone of the entire book from the darkest despair, to an illuminated diamond against a background of black felt, or a bright star on a dark night. The light is only made brighter by contrast of the darkness around it.


James Montresor
May 28, 2014

Hi we really love the art on Adam G’s “Awake in the Nightland” review. However it doesn’t seem to be from that book. We’re interested in who the artist is, and if perhaps the art is not currently being used. Please contact us at mquills@mquills.com


Adam G.
May 28, 2014

Sorry, just grabbed it off a google image search.


Zen
June 23, 2014

I am informed that on Monday, Awake in the Nightland will be free.
And it is as excellent book as I have read, excelling both in craftsmanship and in simply being good.


bookslinger/washington redskins
June 23, 2014

Zen is correct. Here is link at Amazon, to free Kindle edition:
http://www.amazon.com/Awake-Night-John-C-Wright-ebook/dp/B00K425CL6


Bookslinger
June 23, 2014

Take heed when “buying” this _free_ title from Amazon, as there is more than one Kindle version of this book currently in the Amazon Kindle store, and only ONE of the versions is free.

If you accidentally “buy” the NON-free version, you WILL be charged.


bookslinger
June 23, 2014

Another note, just because it is free today, doesn’t mean it will be free forever. “Free just for one day” is a common feature of Amazon’s Kindle store.


Bookslinger
June 23, 2014

DOHT! i’m an idiot. here’s a clarification.

“Awake in the Night”, 72 pages, by John C. Wright, is free today.

“Awake in the Night Land”, 319 pages, by John C. Wright, is NOT free, it’s $4.99 plus tax.

“The Night Land”, 342 pages, by William Hope Hodgson, is FREE today, and may be permanently free, but I can’t certify that.


Zen
June 23, 2014

Hodgson’s work is in the public domain. I picked up a lot of his work, free.

What is the difference between Awake in the Night and Awake in the Night Land? Sorry for causing any confusion.


Adam G.
June 23, 2014

Awake in the Night is one of the four connected novellas that make up Awake in the Night Land.

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