The Island by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant
The Island isn’t your ordinary fantasy story. It’s definitely not for everyone. It’s the kind of book that asks a lot of its readers and requires them to stick it out even when things don’t seem to make sense.
Advance reviews have claimed that calling it a mindfuck is a serious understatement. It’s one of those books that makes you work for your answers, and even once you arrive at them, you still may not quite be sure those answers are right.
From the multiple best-selling author team that brought you Pattern Black and Burnout comes a brand new transcendent mindfuck of a fantasy novel.
Two powerful and fierce immortal gods are trapped on an island, endlessly pursuing a Sisyphean task that must be completed each day and is renewed each night.
Enemies forced to work together, they sabotage each other, play tricks on each other, and murder each other, only to be resurrected the following day. Yet, despite the daily friction and violence, ultimately, they live in an uneasy balance.
Until the day the stranger arrives. Then the balance tips, the pit collapses, and all hell breaks loose.
The Island is a brand new stand-alone fantasy novel by those masters of story, Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant. Get your copy today.
About The Authors
Sean Platt is an entrepreneur and founder of Sterling & Stone, where he makes stories with his partners, Johnny B. Truant, and David W. Wright, and a family of storytellers.
Sean is a highly-prolific author in both fiction and nonfiction, with more than 10 million words under his belt and more than a dozen published collaborations. He brings a rich sense of place, strong pacing, conflict-filled dialogue, powerful twists, and a flair for high-stakes drama to every story he contributes to. He’s known for bringing out the best in whoever he collaborates with, thanks to his generosity, his adaptability, and his philosophy that “the best idea wins.”
You’ll see Sean’s work as a co-author with Truant and Wright, and invisibly all throughout the studio.
Originally from Long Beach, California, Sean now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children. He has more than his share of nose.
Johnny B Truant writes fun, page-turning, layered, and most of all “inquisitive” fiction — stories told in many genres and ways, united by a curiosity about life’s biggest questions.
Whether the tale itself is about invading aliens, overweight vampires, or ordinary people in mindbending situations, Johnny’s stories always live on two levels. The first is the surface, where vivid characters come to life to undertake the most extraordinary adventures. The second level, however, is deeper: diving into the corners of reality itself, or just the shadowland of a fractured mind.
If you like Christopher Nolan’s movies or Michael Crichton’s books, you’ll be right at home in the Truantverse.
Originally from Ohio, Johnny and his family now live in Austin, Texas, where he’s finally surrounded by creative types as weird as he is.
Imprint: Sterling & Stone
On sale: February 15, 2023
eBook Price: $4.99
For more information contact:
Jen Turrell Publicity at Sterling & Stone