Have you heard about Serial Box? We hadn’t either until we recieved an email from the awesome Leah Withers who worked at Tor and is now the Director of Publicity at Serial Box, and we were like, “ohhhh that looks awesome and pretty darn cool.”
Serial Box is a new start-up that brings serials in episodic form from different writers in multiple series.
From Serial Box’s website:
Serial Box is here to change all of that: artfully blending together the best of series television and the convenience of ebooks and audiobooks to bring readers a new form of story telling. Releasing fiction serials over the course of 10-16 week seasons, Serial Box is about delivering addictive episodes straight to the user’s digital device to be read or listened to anytime, anywhere.
I have my eye on the The Witch Who Came In From the Cold and I’ll be listening and reviewing the first three audio episodes soon, which I’m super excited about. You can view the book trailer here.
Through a haze of cigarettes and vodka there lies a version of Prague where spies practice sorcery in their games of intrigue. While the world watches the bitter rivalry between East and West fester along the Iron Curtain, the Consortium of Ice and the Acolytes of Flame continue waging their ancient war of magic. Kept to the shadows, this secret contest crosses the lines of politics and the borders of nations with impunity – the intrigues of spies may know clear sides but the battles of witches spill out over all. Tanya Morozova is a KGB officer and the latest in a long line of Ice witches and sorcerers; Gabe Pritchard is a CIA officer and reluctant Ice recruit. Enemies at one turn, suspicious allies at the next, their relationship is as explosive as the Cold War itself. Written by Lindsay Smith, Max Gladstone, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Ian Tregillis, and Michael Swanwick.
Episode seven, Radio Free Trasmegistus by Ian Tregillis, is released on 9th March.
Gabe’s efforts to learn about his supernatural hitchhiker finally pay off . . . but a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. His options dwindling, he turns to Tanya – but she needs help of her own as her confiscated radio raises questions with the KGB. Meanwhile unexplained deaths spark concern in the spook communities and rumors of golem sightings have the citizens of Prague on edge.
This looks pretty cool considering for each episode release you can get both the text and audio both at $2.99, or Serialbox subscribers can get a discount of “$1.59 for both the written and audio versions of all new episodes.”
Once I’ve listened to the first three audio episodes I’ll report back with my review and thoughts!