This week sees the return of Gavin G. Smith, author of Veteran and War in Heaven, with his new novel, The Age of Scorpio, out on Thursday. Gavin has kindly shared a short story with us, the first part of which we are sharing with you today, and the second half on Friday. Enjoy!
There’s a sense of inevitability when you open your eyes and … More
It’s time for chapter four of our book of the month, Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. Although the chapters are short, they are perfectly formed to deliver you one of our fine debuts…
A messenger was standing near the back exit of the Sviatopolk, white-faced, gripping his bicycle. Kantor dragged the machine out of his hands and rode off in pursuit of the dying horse,
the money and the giant. He found them in a lane off Broken Moons Prospect. … More
It’s time for chapter three of our book of the month, Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. Although the chapters are short, they are perfectly formed to deliver you one of our fine debuts…
When Lom got back from placating Magadlovosk on the phone, Ziller was already in the office, writing up his report. Ziller wrote carefully, word by meticulous word, holding his chewed pencil like a jeweller mending a watch.
‘Where are they?’ said Lom.
‘Briefcase,’ said Lom. ‘The soldier.’
Ziller … More
Welcome to the next free extract from Peter Higgins’ wonderful Wolfhound Century.
Short chapters aren’t they? I think there’s an interesting essay to be written on chapters and their various lengths in novels, how and why they break the book up, how they group intent and theme, how they affect the flow, but here and now is not the time. While we’re distracted I’d rather take a moment to direct your attention to the quote from which Peter … More
Welcome to our brand new book of the month! Every month we’ll be bringing you an exciting brand new book that we part-serialize on the Gollancz Blog. This month we’re delighted to be able to share the haunting debut novel Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins.
Read on for the first chapter and an introduction from Simon:
I came very close to deciding not to publish this book. Which isn’t to say that I didn’t fall in love with it within reading … More