For A J Dalton fans who cannot wait for Gateway of the Saviours to go on release in the UK (March 2013), Adam has this week published the novella Knight of Ages on Amazon. It tells the tale of a cursed knight and his long-suffering squire. The Knight of Ages and Jakh have fought for centuries against dark wizards, demons and the inevitable corruption of mankind. Now, as they enter a kingdom where nature itself has turned against … More
You work for years, lose your hair and finally finish your magnus opus. You run off copies and feverishly stuff them into envelopes destined for a range of agents and publishers. Then you wait. And you wait… And nothing. You never hear back. It’s then you begin to realize that writing’s the easy bit. Selling it is the tough bit.
The problem is author-types often only have soft creative skills. They sometimes lack the hard business skills required to get that … More
There’s lots of exciting signings going on this weekend, so we thought this would be a good chance to let you know about some of our author’s movements.
Ben Aaronovitch has been all around the country over the last few days, but this Saturday he’s right at the centre of the bookselling world as part of the Love Charing Cross Festival, which Foyles and Blackwell’s are running together, and which I talked about here. Ben will … More
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A J Dalton’s Empire of the Saviours (on UK release from 17 May 2012) has been getting great advance reviews on websites and in the likes of SciFi Now magazine (April edition). We’ve taken the chance to catch up with the Gollancz debut author, to find out what all the fuss is about and what is at the heart of his writing.
Adam, can we call you Adam?
Sure. I go with ‘A J Dalton’ on the books just because … More
It seems you can’t keep a good monster down. The vampire simply won’t stay vanquished. Like the rest of the undead, it refuses to stay in the grave. The literary genre that spawned it, “horror”, has itself gone into something of an ironically terminal decline (in terms of book sales specifically), and yet the vampire still manages to survive in current literature. It has cleverly changed its appearance (another vampire trait) so that it can now exist as “dark fantasy” … More
Tags: AJ Dalton, Anne Rice, Armadale, Bram Stoker, Dark Fantasy, Dracula, Empire of the Saviours, Hammer Horror, Lestat, Nosferatu, Robert Pattison, The Monk, Twilight, Vampires, Van Helsing
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