On Sunday the 5th of April the paperback version of The Janus Cycle was launched at EasterCon 2015 event Dysprosium. Wine was drank, I read out a short extract from the book where people generally laughed at all the right moments (which is always a good sign), and we managed to sell many copies over the weekend.
Released at the beginning of the year as an ebook, The Janus Cycle is my debut novel and it has received a 5* review from the online magazine RisingShadow. A physical copy can now be delivered to your door if you order it online either through Amazon (in the UK, US, and Canada) or directly from the publisher via the Elsewhen Press Purchasing Portal (worldwide).
The Janus Cycle
Janus is a nightclub. But it’s not merely a location, it’s virtually a character in its own right. On the surface it appears to be a subcultural hub where the strange and disillusioned, who feel alienated and oppressed by society, can escape to be free from convention. Underneath that façade is a surreal space in time where the very foundations of reality can be twisted and distorted. But the special, unique, vibe of Janus is hijacked by a bandwagon of people who choose to conform to alternative lifestyles simply because it has become fashionable to be ‘different’ and this causes many of its original occupants to feel lost and disenchanted.
The story unfolds through the eyes of eight narrators, each with their own perspective and on their own personal journey. A story in which the nightclub itself goes on a journey. But throughout, one strange girl briefly appears and reappears, warning the narrators that their individual journeys are going to collide in a cataclysmic event. Is she just another one of the nightclub’s denizens, a cynical mischief-maker out to create havoc, or a time-traveller trying to prevent an impending disaster?