Introducing Nathan Sumsion
“How do you solve a murder in the city of the dead?”
The opening line of Nathan Sumsion’s query to Parvus, combined with the brilliant title “Necropolis PD”, all-but sold us on his book by itself. That line is packed with conflict, setting, and intrigue and it had us breathless while reading the manuscript. You see, there’s something a lot of writers don’t know about editors – it’s that we want to fall in love with every book we read. We want every manuscript to live up to a killer query. Every brilliant first chapter has us turning the page to chapter two with our fingers crossed hoping that each page is as good as the last.
NECROPOLIS PD is just that sort of book. And it delivers in spades. This hidden-world fantasy follows Jacob Green, the only living person trapped in a city where everyone is dead. The Necropolis is stitched together from the forgotten places of our world; houses, shops, or whole city blocks that have slipped through the cracks in our reality. Every day is a challenge for Jacob to stay alive. When the city’s undead residents forcibly draft him into their police force, he has to prove his value so that they will keep him around. He is faced with solving a crime unheard of in their history. Someone, or something, is killing those who have already defeated death. And if he can’t figure out who is responsible, he may soon be the next victim.
The fact that the book is so richly imagined and carefully plotted should come as no surprise, given that Nathan has been designing video games professionally for the last eighteen years. Nathan has worked for companies such as KingsIsle, Disney, and Crytek. We are fortunate to add his name to the growing roster of Parvus authors.
Be on the lookout for NECROPOLIS PD late next year from Parvus Press. If you’d like an advance look at this amazing new urban fantasy, consider joining our street team and becoming one with the Parvus Hive Mind! All other juicy humans should keep their eyes here on our website for offers of Advance Reader Copies and giveaways next summer.
Welcome aboard, Nathan!