Happy St George’s Day. To celebrate Team Gollancz are sharing our favourite dragons with you. What’s your favourite dragon? Have we missed him/her off our list? Let us know in the comments below.
Gillian: For me, the best dragon of all time is Chrysophylax from the brilliant story Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien, about a farmer who accidentally becomes a hero – and is then asked to take on a dragon! It’s a … More
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Well it was inevitable that one of the Gollancz Friday Reads would be for The Hobbit. I’ve seen the film twice (once 2D once 3D, I preferred the 2D version), and after the second viewing I found myself picking the book up again.
I think most folks know the story. Bilbo Baggins finds himself, a little unwillingly, embarking upon an unexpected adventure with a collection of dwarves bent upon reclaiming their ancestral home from the mighty dragon Smaug. For … More
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It’s time for your daily part-serialization of The Soddit, running all this week. Last night saw the premiere of The Hobbit film in London, and one or two lucky members of team Gollancz managed to catch a glimpse of the red carpet – consider our Hobbit-watching appetites officially whetted.