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Who is the scariest of them all?

Gollancz Team: - October 31st, 2012
Horror

Oooooh . . . Hallowe’en . . . A time for vampires and werewolves and ghosts and monsters . . . oooooh . . .

Except, not really. I mean, not if you want to actually be scared. The classic monsterVictor Frankenstein’s creation – has pretty much lost all power to frighten; it’s more a focus of pity than anything else. Vampires have been morphing from figures of fear to objects of desire … More

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Stephen King – The Master of Horror

Gollancz Team: - October 31st, 2012
Horror, Joe Hill

in the tall grass

It wouldn’t be a week of Halloween themed posts without a piece about the master of the horror genre, Stephen King.

Just his name is enough to evoke a chill down the spine. For some of us, it’s enough to make us quicken our step when we’re walking home alone in the dark; enough to make us take that quick look behind us (always fatal in the movies) to check there’s no one stalking us. And if his name alone … More

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The Red Knight: a nun, many bodies, and a mystery to solve…

Gollancz Team: - October 30th, 2012
Extract, Fantasy, Miles Cameron

red knight

Yesterday we met the Company, today we’re giving you a sneak peek into the world of trouble they find waiting for them. It’s a land torn by civil war and a constant fight against the (awesome) creatures of the Wild, and this is just the very beginning of what they can do. Not just magic, but murder, savagery and strategy too . . .

Lissen Carak – The Red Knight

‘Sweet Jesu,’ Michael called from the other side of the wall. It … More

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Dead Ever After Cover Reveal

Gollancz Team: - October 30th, 2012
Charlaine Harris, Dark Fantasy

Happy Halloween! Gollancz is delighted to be able to share with you the cover for the final Southern Vampire Mystery, Dead Ever After. No tricks, just a fangtastic treat!

Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store.

Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte’s Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire’s girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived explosions, … More

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Halloween Reads: DARKFEVER

Gollancz Team: - October 30th, 2012
Competition, Dark Fantasy, Extract

darkfever

If, like me, you are a fan of sexy Dark Fantasy novels then I can’t recommend Darkfever enough. Darkfever, the first book in the Fever series follows Mac as she travels to Dublin to track down her sister’s killer. What she uncovers in Dublin is more than she could have possibly imagined. Guys, this series features the sexiest dark hero in the world, Jericho Barrons! (And massive plus, he owns a bookstore—Barrons Books and Baubles, swoon!) … More

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