A few months ago, on this very blog, we revealed a new strand to our publishing line. Osprey Adventures was that line, almost a mini-imprint within our publishing program. We brought in someone to head up the line who long-time readers of the blog will recognize. Joe has been working on the Osprey Adventures list for nearly a year, and the first exciting new launch to emerge from his work is a new series called Myths and Legends.
The Myths and Legends series examines the great stories that have echoed down through time and have helped to shape our cultures. Each title in the series focuses on a specific legendary figure, such as King Arthur, or upon a collection of myths, like dragonslayers, and presents their story in a straightforward, entertaining style. Alongside the narrative is factual information about the history behind the stories and how these legends have developed and changed over time. The books contain our usual array of fabulous artwork - and yes, that does include Peter Dennis inking pictures of St. George attacking a dragon!
There are six titles already commissioned in the series, and here they are:
MYTH 1: Jason and the Argonauts (Mar 2013)
MYTH 2: Dragonslayers (Mar 2013)
MYTH 3: The War of Horus and Set (May 2013)
MYTH 4: King Arthur (Jul 2013)
MYTH 5: Thor (Sep 2013)
MYTH 6: Hercules (Nov 2013)
Over the next couple of months we will be revealing a few more bits and pieces about the Myths and Legends series (including sneak peeks at some of the artwork).
I know that a few of you have expressed concerns that are dropping military history books in favour of other subjects, like Myths and Legends - that is simply not the case. In fact in 2013 we are actually doing more military titles than we did in 2012 and the only appreciable difference is that Joe spends less time blogging here.
Which means you get me blogging here more often.
Sorry about that ;-)