Only two months until Halcyon is released in North America. The early response, on Goodreads, has been excellent, while Geeks World Wide awarded the book a 10/10. More reviews are expected in the weeks to come, so watch this space.
A number of authors—whose work and opinion I hold in the highest regard—have read Halcyon, and have joined the chorus of approval. I thought I’d bring their blurbs together in one post. So why not take a look … see if Halcyon sounds like a trip you’d enjoy.
“A prescient exploration of domestic terrorism and the fears that currently grip ordinary people worldwide, Halcyon is a slick, page-turning thriller that establishes Rio Youers as an author with something to say. Ominous and yet somehow full of hope, Halcyon shows that Youers is a Koontz or King for a new generation.” —Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes and Cross Her Heart.
“Rio Youers deftly mixes family drama, ESP, politics, and the collective insanity of cults into a heady cultural critique that also functions as a page-turning, white-knuckle thriller. Halcyon is a tornado of a novel.” —Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World
“Rich, multilayered and compulsively readable, Halcyon is a ferocious yet thoughtful and very timely take on our need to believe in a better place.” —Michael Marshall, New York Times bestselling author of The Straw Men.
“I’m warning you: stay away from Halcyon if you have a pressing deadline, children that must be fed, dogs that need to be walked. Because it will own you completely and gobble up all your time and focus with its spellbinding sentences, vividly realized characters, furious pacing, and skin-crawling chills. Rio Youers is a master.” — Benjamin Percy, author of The Dark Net, Thrill Me, and Red Moon
C’mon … if that doesn’t that whet your appetite, I don’t know what will.
Halcyon hits North American stores in hardcover on July 10th. You can pre-order a copy at Amazon, of course—or you might consider a terrific independent store like Powell’s or IndieBound. And hey … don’t forget about your local bookstore.
The audio- and e-book versions also land in July (US and UK). The UK trade paperback (Titan Books) will be available a little later in the year.
More on Halcyon soon.