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Pierre Pevel

Pierre Pevel, born in 1968, is one of the foremost writers of French fantasy today. The author of seven novels, he was awarded the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire in 2002 and the Prix Imaginales in 2005, both for best novel.


Cover Reveal: The Knight

We’re over the moon to have a brand new cover reveal for you! Fans will remember the superb Cardinal’s Blades  series by Pierre Pevel, and we can’t wait to publish his new epic fantasy novel in September 2014! It’s called The Knight, and it’s epic fantasy at it’s bloodiest and best: a personal, vibrant and bloody tale of friendship, war, and succession to power . . .

Mind your back: there’s betrayal in the air.

And there’s more … More

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The Gemmell Awards 2012

Today we’re thrilled to have another guest blogger on the blog. Following the delightful Pornokitsch joining us to talk about the ethos behind their award, today we have Stan Nicholls, Chairman of the David Gemmell Legend Awards, with a little bit about how the award came about, and what it’s designed to do. And watch this space! The David Gemmell Legend Award Shortlists are announced on Sunday!

When David Gemmell died on 28th July 2006, aged … More

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Pierre Pevel 60 Second Interview

In celebration of the David Gemmell Award long-lists being published, Gollancz is thrilled to be running a series of interviews-in-sixty-seconds with as many long-listed authors as we can get our hands on. Today we’re fencing with Pierre Pevel, the bestselling and award winning French author of the acclaimed Cardinal’s Blades trilogy which began with The Cardinal’s Blades (for which he won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut!), followed by The Alchemist in the ShadowsMore

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Why you should read Pierre Pevel

There is something about swashbucklers that really brings out the excited child in me. I have no idea what it is but sword fights, proper sword fights really get me onto the edge of my seat. Loving every move, every cut and parry and thrust. Like a deadly dance, it is absolutely mesmeric. As I grew older and broadened my reading horizons I found that a lot of these swashbuckling movies were based on equally swashbuckling novels. And sometimes, dare … More

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Joe Abercrombie reports on a night at the David Gemmell 2010 Legend Award

I failed to win the David Gemmell Legend Award the other night, which went to Graham McNeill for Empire. Curses. But on the upside, Best Served Cold did win for cover art, so congratulations to the artists Didier Graffet and Dave Senior and the designer Laura Brett. Talented people, and much deserved. The one criticism you could make of their covers for that book is that they are too far apart. A ha ha.

The award-winning … More

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