Author(s): Trent Jamieson
Life is tough at the top when work is a matter of life or death. It s one thing to run Mortmax International as head of a team, but it s quite another to rule alone. Staff fatalities have left Steven by himself on the Throne of Death, and there s no time to get comfortable. The Stirrer god s arrival is imminent, threatening life as we know it. Plus Steven has managed to mortally offend the only ally strong enough to help out. And how can he ask someone to marry him when the End of Days seems inevitable As if they re going to think he s committed. The portents don t look good as a comet burns vast and looming in the sky and Steven can almost hear a dark clock ticking. He will have to play nice if he wants his ally back, and must address the madness of the Hungry Death within himself if he even has a chance at defeating the Stirrer god. If he fails, Hell and Earth are doomed and wedding bells will be quite out of the question. THE BUSINESS OF DEATH includes the first two volumes of the Death Works trilogy, "Death Most Definite" and "Managing Death", as well as the third volume.
Trent has had SUCH brilliant reviews for his first book, that I know the reviewers will be eagerly awaiting the third book in his urban fantasy series. Expect widespead and positive online reviews, a giveaway in the aurealisXpress newsletter and local Brisbane media interviews. Will be included in the new-look OrbitOz newsletter, now coming monthly. Copies also sent to SFF reviewers for maj
Trent Jamieson has had more than sixty short stories published over the last decade, and, in 2005, won an Aurealis award for his story Slow and Ache . His most recent stories have appeared in Cosmos Magazine, Zahir, Murky Depths and Jack Dann s anthology DREAMING AGAIN. His collection RESERVED FOR TRAVELLING SHOWS was released in 2006. He won the 2008 Aurealis Award for best YA short story with his story Cracks . Trent is a seasonal academic at QUT teaching creative writing, and has taught at Clarion South. He lives in Brisbane with his wife, Diana. Trent s blog can be found at www.trentjamieson.com Previous Books: Death Most Definite, Managing Death