Solaris Books is making Eric Brown’s “The Blue Portal,” the short story that eventually unfolded into his upcoming novel The Kings of Eternity, as a free ebook. The Kings of Eternity has taken SF great Eric Brown ten years to complete. It will be released in April 2011.

Description: 1999, on the threshold of a new millennium, the novelist Daniel Langham lives a reclusive life on an idyllic Greek island, hiding away from humanity and the events of the past. All that changes, however, when he meets artist Caroline Platt and finds himself falling in love. But what is his secret, and what are the horrors that haunt him?

1935. Writers Jonathon Langham and Edward Vaughan are summoned from London by their editor friend Jasper Carnegie to help investigate strange goings on in Hopton Wood. What they discover there – no less than a strange creature from another world – will change their lives forever. What they become, and their link to the novelist of the future, is the subject of Eric Brown’s most ambitious novel to date. Almost ten years in the writing, The Kings of Eternity is a novel of vast scope and depth, full of the staple tropes of the genre and yet imbued with humanity and characters you’ll come to love.

You can download the epub version here: Blue Portal epub

You can download the pdf version here: Blue Portal pdf

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