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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


Scott Lynch in conversation at FantasyCon 2016 (Scarborough, UK)

For those of you who weren’t able to make it to FantasyCon last weekend we are thrilled to be able to share with you a summary of the brilliant in conversation between between Marcus Gipps (editor at Gollancz) and guest-of-honor Scott Lynch on 24 Sept 2016. The summary was put together by A J Dalton (Gollancz author), audience member.


Marcus Gipps [MG]: So, Scott, when did you start writing? And why fantasy?

Scott Lynch [SL]: It was basically laziness. I wasn’t … More

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Happy Publication Day: 12 February 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we’ve got robot overlords, thrilling ends to two very different fantasy series and an exciting new edition to the fantasy masterworks series. You’ve got so many reasons to visit your bookshop, library or feed your e-reader. 

The Last Dark by Stephen Donaldson– The bestselling fantasy series from one of the biggest names in the genre comes to … More

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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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