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The Boy With the Porcelain Blade: Chapter 4

Gollancz Team: - March 25th, 2014
Den Patrick, Digital Deals, ebooks, Extract, Fantasy

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It’s the final week of our serialization of our book of the month, The Boy With the Porcelain Blade, a most excellent debut from Den Patrick. It’s already been getting rave reviews online, not to mention some great feedback from our Geeks, and we’ve been sharing some chapters with you each week (you can still catch up on chapter one, chapter two and chapter three).

Not only that, because we’re so … More

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A Guest Post from Tom Abba on The King in Yellow

Gollancz Team: - March 24th, 2014
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the king in yellowGollancz is delighted to welcome guest blogger, Tom Abba to the blog. Tom Abba is a specialist in narrative theory and practice, working within interactive media, and across film and television. Today, Tom shares some insight into The King in Yellow, HBO’s True Detective, digital books and beyond. You can find out more about Tom on his website.

Okay, so here’s the thing. The King in Yellow is either the thematic backbone of HBO’s True Detective,or it’s an incidental device being utilised by the hipster crowd to draw in the weird fiction mob and convince them that this series is worth sticking with. Time will tell which of these is true, but in the words of a noted writer of my acquaintance (hi Nick), rest assured, there is a Dog. It might not be the dog you expected, but it is there and it is barking.

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The Boy With the Porcelain Blade: Chapter 3 and early reviews

Gollancz Team: - March 18th, 2014
Books of the month, Den Patrick, Digital Deals, ebooks, Extract, Fantasy, Reviews

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Our book of the month for March is the brilliant debut The Boy With the Porcelain Blade from Den Patrick, which is out this Thursday (20th). The blogosphere is already beginning to light up with buzz about it – advance reviews are full of how gripping it is, how appealing the characters are and how rich the world is. We couldn’t agree more! Click on the publication links to read the full reviews, and scroll down to get … More

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Kit Berry on Stonewylde – only £1.49 this month

Gollancz Team: - March 13th, 2014
Author Post, Digital Deals, ebooks, Kit Berry

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We have a guest post from Kit Berry, author of the Stonewylde series, today:

I sold the Stonewylde series to Gollancz back in 2010, despite misgivings. The world I’d created wasn’t your run-of-the-mill fantasy; no swords, little blood, not an elf, dragon or ancient portal in sight. There is a Dark Lord (the eponymous Magus of the first title) and there’s natural magic, a flawed hero and of course the prophecy/quest. And a crow. But really, Stonewylde is … More

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Den Patrick and Jen Williams in conversation

Gollancz Team: - March 11th, 2014
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Last night we joined debut fantasy authors Den Patrick (The Boy with the Porcelain Blade) and Jen Williams (The Copper Promise) as they answered questions from Jared Shurin of Pornokitsch at a packed event at Blackwell’s Charing Cross Rd.

Jared Shurin kicked off proceedings by promising the first-time writers a ground-breaking, original opening question… one that they’ve surely never been asked before: “What inspired you to write your first novel?” he asked with a smile.

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