I have had the privelege of reading an advanced copy of Michael K. Rose's upcoming novel 'Chrysopteron'. I've been a fan of Mr. Rose's work from the moment I read his short story 'Sleep' and when each new work surpasses his previous, I'm left in awe. The release date for the novel is December 21, 2012.
If you are new to Mr. Rose, then I suggest you read his previous works: Sleep, Inner Lives, Sgt. Riley's Account, Short Stories, and Sullivan's War