Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cuchulainn: The Heart of the Hound by Richard A. Knaak

The following is a press release I was sent by Sea Lion Press. I'll list the release in full, but I have to say... this looks pretty bad a**. I really dig Carlo Rispoli's artwork and I can't help but feel that I've seen his stuff somewhere else before. In any case, on with the release and enjoy!

From the Bestselling Fantasy Author
Richard A. Knaak
Comes the graphic novel adaptation of the Celtic Legend
The Heart of the Hound
    ATLANTA, GA – May, 18th  2013 - Sea Lion Books announces the graphic novel publication of the legendary Cuchulainn in a new graphic novel series from bestselling author Richard A. Knaak  --THE HEART OF THE HOUND.

At birth he was called Setanta, yet he is known to all as Cuchulainn…the Hound of Cullan. It was a name he had earned as a youth, slaying the savage, gargantuan pet of the Lord Cullan.

His bravery had earned him much admiration, many friends and many enemies. King Conchobar had been a good friend and mentor to his long-lost nephew, having him trained by the greatest warriors, then commanding him to marry the beautiful Emer, daughter of the Lord Forgal.

It is a future many would envy…so long as they remained unaware of the other future also pursuing the young Hound of Cullan. A future rapidly overtaking him…THE HEART OF THE HOUND.

In an modern yet ancient telling of a Celtic legend, author Richard A. Knaak brings to life the greatest hero in Irish literature. Cuchulainn was a legendary fighter, welding his spear Gae-Bhlog, a spear almost as iconic as Arthur's Excalibur. He single-handedly defended Ireland against an invasion by overwhelming forces that rode with dark magic.

His fury in battle was called riastrad and those who were witness to it, never forgot the fearsomeness of it.

A story told for hundreds of years, THE HEART OF THE HOUND is finding new life and new tales in the twenty-first century in the talented hands of Richard A. Knaak and art by Carlo Rispoli.

"We are extremely fortunate that this Celtic icon is being brought to life by the talented Richard A. Knaak. His ability to world create will reveal the legend of Cuchulainn to a new generation." said Derek Ruiz, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Sea Lion Books.

HEART OF THE HOUND  is the first book in a series of three graphic novels scheduled to be released online as a free web comic on the Sea Lion Books website: ( ) beginning in early 2013.
About Sea Lion Books:
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Sea Lion Books LLC is a newly established publishing house which specializes in all formats—hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market and in urban fantasy and young adult genres. Sea Lion Books LLC recent roster of authors include: International Bestselling author, Anne Rice, Paulo Coelho, Robert E. Howard, New York TimesBestselling authors, Richelle Mead, Patrick Rothfuss,Richard A. Knaak, F. Paul Wilson, Melissa de la Cruz and Becca Fitzpatrick.  You can visit Sea Lion Books at:

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