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Rejoice, A Knife to the Heart

5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)



Promontory Press is pleased to offer a limited, special collection of REJOICE, A KNIFE TO THE HEART.

We have held back from stores 100 copies of the first printing, first edition of the hardcover book, set aside to be individually signed and personalized by Steven Erikson himself. Each copy will be labelled as part of the “Promontory First Edition” set and individually numbered as one of the 100 copies. Each copy will be signed, and can be personalized as the customer directs.

Please write in the ORDER NOTES section of the online shopping cart to whom the book is to be made out and what you would like Steven to write.

This special offer is not available through stores. It is only available here on the Promontory website.

Promontory is the North American, English-language publisher of REJOICE, and therefore we can only fulfill orders to Canada and the United States. This offer is unfortunately not available to addresses outside of Canada or the United States.


Imagine a First Contact without contact, and an alien arrival where no aliens show up.

Imagine the sudden appearance of exclusion zones all over the planet, into which no humans are allowed. Imagine an end to all violence, from the schoolyard bully to nations at war.  Imagine an end to borders, an end to all crime. Imagine a world where hate has no outlet and the only harm one can do is to oneself.

Leaders of governments are not in the loop. Scientists have no answers. The military’s hardware has stopped working. We’re calling, but ET’s not answering.

Imagine a world transformed, but with no guidance and no hint of what’s coming next. What would you do? How would you feel? What questions can you ask – what questions dare you ask – when the only possible answers come from the all-too-human face in your mirror?

On the day of First Contact, it won’t be about them.  It will be about us.

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Book Information

Book Information

Edition Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-77374-012-6
Book Size 6x9
Number of pages 460
Published Date 10-2018

Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Rejoice, A Knife to the Heart

  1. 5 out of 5


    “Steven Erikson hasn’t just reinvigorated the first-contact novel, he’s reinvented it. This is a wholly original book, brilliantly conceived and flawlessly executed, with a fascinating central conceit related to curbing human violence. A masterpiece.” —ROBERT J. SAWYER

  2. 5 out of 5


    “Steven Erikson has one of the finest minds alive. Nothing less could have produced The Tales of the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Now, in Rejoice, A Knife to the Heart, Erikson shows us what he sees when he considers the future of humanity. He calls it a thought experiment. I call it an important book.” —STEPHEN R. DONALDSON

  3. 5 out of 5


    “In Rejoice, Steven Erikson takes the varied viewpoints and clever world-building showcased in the Malazan series and applies it close to home, twisting the first-contact premise to highlight our struggles and suggest possible solutions. As a study of humanity’s strengths and flaws, this latest novel stands out for its pointedness and its rich blend of the fantastic and the literary.” —BRANDON CRILLY, Black Gate Magazine

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