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AJ Dalton

A J Dalton (Adam Dalton) has been an English language teacher as far afield as Egypt, the Czech R, Thailand, Slovakia, Poland and Manchester Metropolitan University.

He published his first Fantasy trilogy, consisting of Necromancer’s Gambit (2008), Necromancer’s Betrayal (2009) and Necromancer’s Fall (2010), to great acclaim. His first book from Gollancz, Empire of the Saviours, is out now in paperback. The trilogy continued with Gateway of the Saviours and was finished with Tithe of the Saviours in 2014.

Find out more on his website, or follow him on Twitter @AJDalton1

Empire of the SavioursGateway of the Saviours coverTithe of the Saviour

 


The Greater Fantasy- a guest post from A J Dalton

Gollancz is thrilled to welcome A.J. Dalton back to the blog. AJ Dalton looks at the greater fantasy and discusses the different mythos  behind many great fantasy epics.

‘Fantasy’s just made-up stuff, though, isn’t it.’

Ah, if only it were that simple, it would be far easier to write. Let’s think about it for a second. Did Tolkein simply make it all up? Or did he, as a Professor of Anglo-Saxon, manage to distill a lifetime of research and knowledge into … More

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Cover Reveal: Tithe of the Saviours

Gollancz is thrilled to reveal the cover to Tithe of the Saviours, the third and final book in A J Dalton’s magnificent fantasy trilogy. Following the cataclysmic events of the previous volume, Jillan and his friends believe they have found a safe haven. But the Saviours have other plans:

The gods will see you brought down…
The spirits of your ancestors will have their revenge upon you…
The Saviours will drain you of your very soul.

In … More

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2014: The Conclusions

We’re still celebrating the new year at Gollancz, and all the glorious books we have coming in 2014. Today we’re talking about some favourite Gollancz series that are concluding, in fabulous, gripping and sometimes heart-breaking style this year. 

Ultima, by the wonderful Stephen Baxter, concludes the space-exploration dulogy he began with Proxima. Our galaxy is dying and humanity has taken on the unforgiving task of colonising a new planet: Proxima IV. Addressing real issues and challenges of such colonisation, More

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A pre-Hallowe’en treat from AJ Dalton

As a Hallowe’en treat and to celebrate World Fantasy Con in Brighton next week, AJ Dalton – author of Gollancz books EMPIRE OF THE SAVIOURS and GATEWAY OF THE SAVIOURS – is giving away a novella, Knight of Ages, for the next 10 days.

Get your free download here!

Adam says:

“If you want, tell your friends, post the link everywhere, whatever. Happy days and I hope you enjoy it!”

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Friday Reads: Empire of the Saviours and more

So I’m editing the third of AJ Dalton’s fantasy trilogy at the moment (it’s very very good) and, as always, I had a quick skim through the first two books beforehand, to make sure I remembered who everyone was and where they’d been and so on. Now, let’s be honest here – I commissioned the books (they were one of the first two things I bought for Gollancz) – so I’m unlikely to suddenly turn around and say I … More

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