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LAS VEGAS, NV, April 24- Surf Star Media presents its latest title The Final Book: Gods by SW Hammond on NetGalley for review.
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NetGalley is used as a marketing tool for publishers big and small, and Surf Star Media is proud to place its titles alongside Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, and IBPA. If you are interested in an advance reader copy (ARC) of The Final Book: Gods, please visit NetGalley and download your free copy today. The title will be available on NetGalley until 10/15/2017.
Multi-cultural, multi-historical, and spanning man's faith across time, The Final Book: Gods is a controversial and blasphemous last chapter of humanity. Zeus and his Pantheon return in an effort to save mankind before they destroy themselves. Set in three periods—modern day, the 1960s, and ancient Mesopotamia—this epic blends human history, ruthless mythology, science fiction, and the supernatural to tell a love story of the future.
“Multi-cultural, multi-historical, and spanning man's faith across time, The Final Book is a controversial and blasphemous last chapter of humanity.”
LAS VEGAS, NV, April 17- Author Sean “SW” Hammond announces the release of his long awaited visionary fiction novel The Final Book: Gods as part of Surf Star Media’s Publishing line.
In the beginning there was love. The Goddess of Life in an elated romance with a beloved mortal. Her sister killed him. Their combined actions ripping a hole in destiny and plagued mankind with an age of unprecedented corruption, vicious holy wars, and religious absolution.
Hammond blends mythology, history, and religion to create a timeless saga of the self-destruction of man told through the eyes of the Gods. Zeus and his pantheon return in this modern epic as they struggle to turn the tide of time by sending test subjects of Project Genesis back to key points in history in an effort to change outcomes and correct the future.
The novel is set in three primary time periods—present day, the late 1960’s, and ancient Mesopotamia. The mysterious narrator also sprinkles in occasional “Artifacts” that hinge around key moments in human history, bridging past and present.
Most notable about the novel is the unsuspecting love story that contrasts the staggering brutalities committed by man. Readers have become enthralled with the love letters latent across time, desperately awaiting the recipient to embark upon his destiny.
Gods eerily reflects a modern disposition toward the current state of society and politics; showing that little has changed since man began ruling over one another. However, the novel attempts to provide solutions using examples of the human condition and brushstrokes of philosophy—ultimately relying on you to be the catalyst of change!
It’s been fun, lots of posts on social networking. Big thanks to Juniper Grove Book Solutions that coordinated a bit of publicity—I was getting tweets all day! I took the book on a road trip across the Southwest and stopped at a bunch of unique spots for a picture–kind of like my version of the traveling gnome. It’s been neat. Kind of different and more fun than just tossing up the graphic.
I’ve been sitting on the cover for more than a year—I knew what I wanted and how it was going to look a long time ago. However, it’s been fun seeing the response. There were probably only 3 or 4 people who had seen the cover prior to today, so I wasn’t sure of what kind of reaction it would get. So far, people seem to really it—the biggest surprise being on the back of the book and that I incorporated Cloe’s letters. Everyone who has read the book absolutely loved that element—they really got excited when they saw her words to Josh, haha. The letters also seemed to generate a lot of interest and intrigue from those who haven’t read the book, so hopefully it hooks them too.
The 12-pointed star on the front is simple, but entrenched with symbolism (just like the entire book); each point representing a pillar of Olympus and Zeus’s Pantheon. The meaning behind the star is quite important to the Gods and shows up several times throughout the book. The magenta glowing ball of light shining through the star is the only part of the front cover that is in color—but works well and really makes things “pop.” The artwork contrasts in such a way that the center of the star actually seems blindingly bright—like you’re staring into the sun and can only look at it for a second. I really like how it came out—it’s a “logo” that can certainly carry the weight of the entire series.
The “dust” around the edges and the swirls in the lower right aren’t just for show—it all ties very closely with key elements and characters. That will make sense when you get into the book, but for the casual observer it adds a feelings of grit and grunge—a bit of dirt to suggest that the Gods aren’t as pristine as one may think—which Dr. Hork would be the first to admit.
It was a bit of a process to create the design. Starting out, I knew I wanted something celestial and I wanted something twelve. Twelve was important. But I also wanted simplicity. I wanted to strip everything away, which is what this book is all about—the foundation of who and what we are.
Thursday, April 13—Cover Reveal
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Thursday, April 20—Goodreads Contest: Signed Advanced Hardcovers
Sign up to win one of ten advanced hardcovers! Get your copy months before the public!
Tuesday, June 13—Release Date, oOoOo!
Pre-orders for Kindle and iBooks will be up soon. Hardcover and Paperback will be available to order on the release date.
June 23-25—Amazing Comic Con, Las Vegas!
Stop by artist alley and say hi—might even get on a panel or two. Can’t wait for the craziness!