Stephen Deas was born in 1968. He once set fire to Wales. Well one bit of Wales. Twice. When not burning principalities, he played too much D&D. Despite this he managed to study theoretical physics at Cambridge, get a job at BAE, marry and have two children. He now lives in Essex. With The Adamantine Palace he plans to return to his first love; that of setting fire to things.
We’ve recently published DRAGON QUEEN, the start of a brand new series by Stephen Deas. Although it is set in the same world as his best-selling A MEMORY OF FLAMES series, this has been designed as a brand new starting point to Steve’s writing. It tells the story of the captured Dragon Queen Zafir – abducted to a world not her own, stripped of her standing and power, but now the only person who can … More
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Everyone here at Gollancz is thrilled by the announcement of the Gemmell Awards shortlist, which you can find here.
There are three very strong shortlists, with 5 books up for each of the Legend (best novel) and Morningstar (best debut), and six covers up for the Ravenheart (Best Cover).
We’re delighted that Joe Abercrombie’s RED COUNTRY is on the shortlist for both the Legend and Ravenheart awards.
THE RED KNIGHT by Miles Cameron is the … More
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We’ve got something a little bit different for you this Friday as our #Friday Reads! Gollancz are very proud to share with you an exclusive short-story (well, more of a novella, really) by the incredibly talented Stephen Deas. The King’s Assassin is published next week, and is the rip-roaring conclusion to the series began in The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice and continued in The Warlock’s Shadow. Here we present an earlier tale of Syannis, the complicated and … More
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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 delighted to talk to Stephen Deas, author of two brilliant series, about his Thieftaker novels. The series began with The Thieftaker’s Apprentice, followed by The Warlock’s Shadow which is nominated for Best Fantasy Novel 2011, and the forthcoming The King’s … More
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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 delighted to talk to Stephen Deas, author of two brilliant series, about his Memory of Flame novels. The series began with The Adamantine Palace, followed by The King of the Crags and The Order of the Scales which is nominated … More
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