Writing Of Books, and Earth, and Courtship

We are thrilled to welcome Aliette de Bodard back to the blog to tell us about the process of writing the prequel to The House of Shattered Wings. Of Books, and Earth, and Courtship is a prequel story set before the beginning of The House of Shattered Wings: actually, it’s set before the beginning of the war between magical factions that devastated the city and led to the ruined and wrecked streets you can see in the novel.  I wasn’t planning to write it. For one thing, I don’t really do prequels very often: I enjoy reading them, but I like writing things in…

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Mistborn Mondays: The Hero of Ages

Welcome back to another instalment of #MistbornMondays! We’re coming to the last week of this 10 week readathon (phew!) and only have a few days left to finish the final book in the first part of the Mistborn series, The Hero of Ages. After reading (or rather devouring) the first two books at a rapid pace, I’m fully immersed in Brandon Sanderson’s wonderfully rich and detailed world and the characters are so familiar to me. You can check out my video reviews of the first two books below – warning, spoilers!: However, reading The Hero of Ages seems to be…

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A sneak peek of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

We are delighted to be able to share with you a video reading from Leigh Bardugo’s upcoming novel Six of Crows. Six of Crows is published on 29th September by our friends over at Indigo, but we’re massive fans of the Grisha novels and couldn’t resist sharing a sneak peek with you. And make sure you read to the end of the blog post for a chance to win a copy and other fantastic prizes! Before you hear from the author, here’s some more about the book to set the scene.. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where…

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Meet Joe Hill on his English Tour 2015

The legendary Joe Hill will be visiting the UK this October (16 – 25 October 2015). Joe Hill will be participating in tracks 1 and 2 of The Gollancz Festival  in both Manchester Deansgate (16 October, 6pm) and London Piccadilly (17 October, 2pm), headlining the Gollancz Festival for Writers (18 October, 12pm) and hosting a discussion of magic and magicians ahead of a screening of The Prestige at The Prince Charles Cinema (18 October, 7.30pm). The horror-thriller writer will take part in a reading and signing at Forbidden Planet London, and will travel to Waterstones Bristol Galleries and Birmingham New…

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Happy Publication Day 24th September 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy publication day to Brandon Sanderson’s Legion: Skin Deep. This stunning collector’s hardback is out now in bookshops and online. This is a must-have for all Brandon Sanderson fans. Stephen Leeds, AKA Legion, returns for another brilliant and moving adventure. Leeds is a genius, but his mind contains too much information. And to cope it has split his skills off into individual personalities. While he can call on any one of them to solve a problem he also walks a line across an all-consuming madness. Will Stephen Leeds be able to solve this brand…

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