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James Barclay

James Barclay is the author of the Chronicles of the Raven (Dawnthief, Noonshade, and Nightchild)and Legends of the Raven (Elfsorrow, Shadowheart and Demonstorm) series, which came to a conclusion with the stunning Ravensoul. Together these seven novels form The Raven Saga, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.

James Barclay also penned the epic fantasy duology The Ascendants of Estorea (Cry of the Newborn and Shout for the Dead) and has written two novellas.

He is currently at work on his Elves trilogy: Elves: Once Walked With Gods , Elves: Rise of the TaiGethen and Elves: Beyond the Mists of Katura.

James Barclay lives in Teddington with his wife and two children. Find out more on his website, or follow @barculator on Twitter.


Start reading James Barclay’s Heart of Granite

We are very happy to bring you an exclusive three chapter extract from James Barclay’s brand new book, Heart of Granite. This stunning military fantasy will sweep you away to another world filled with intrigue, action, adventure and an unforgettable new hero.

One man, one brief conversation . . . a whole world of trouble . . .

The world has become a battleground in a war which no side is winning. But for those determined to … More

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Cover Reveal: Heart of Granite

We are thrilled to reveal the stunning cover for James Barclay’s brand new book, Heart of Granite. This stunning military fantasy will sweep you away to another world filled with intrigue, action, adventure and an unforgettable new hero.

One man, one brief conversation . . . a whole world of trouble . . .

The world has become a battleground in a war which no side is winning. But for those determined to retain power, the prolonged stalemate cannot be … More

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15 Reasons To Read James Barclay’s Dawnthief

To celebrate the 15th birthday of James Barclay’s Dawnthief, Gollancz Publishing Director Gillian gives us 15 reasons to start reading it right now.

1)      Because this is fantastic, action-filled fantasy adventure

2)      No need for any coming-of-age stories: get straight into the action with seasoned warriors

3)      Because The Raven and fantasy’s favourite mercenaries – and they’re just like you and your bickering friends

4)      Hold your breath when the fighting gets serious – our heroes are brilliant, but they’re not immortal

5)      Because … More

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Hirad forced to admit that Swanland has got it absolutely right

James Barclay is the author of the CHRONICLES OF THE RAVEN and the LEGENDS OF THE RAVEN series, which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The Raven saga came to a conclusion with the stunning RAVENSOUL. He also penned the epic fantasy duology The Ascendants of Estorea and has written two novellas. He is currently at work on his Elves trilogy, which began with ELVES: ONE WALKED WITH THE GODS.

Here,  James talks about … More

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Easter is here, and that means only one thing . . .

Eastercon! The Gollancz Gang is going to be hanging out, attending panels, in the bar, running a book stand and more at the Edwardian Raddison, Heathrow, throughout Easter . . . so here’s our quick guide to all the Eastercon action:

 

Friday 6th April 2012

 

14.00               Pushing the Boundaries of Genre

What are the boundaries of genre? Where does one begin and another end? Does definition limit imagination, or give it something to feed on. Come along, for all this and more … More

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