Designing the cover for Children of Thorns, Children of Water

We are thrilled to welcome Aliette De Bodard back to the Gollancz blog for a special guest post. Aliette discusses the process of designing the cover for her novella Children of Thorns, Children of Water. a prequel to The House of Binding Thorns. Read on to see the stunning cover and find out how you can get the ebook of the novella for free.  Small confession: I’ve got all the artistic affinity of a hedgehog with a paintbrush in its mouth. When I was in high school, my teacher referred to my colouring skills as akin to Georges Braque’s, a…

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Welcome to Midnight, Texas

It’s finally here! The first trailer for NBC’s Midnight, Texas series, based on Charlaine Harris’ incredible bestselling trilogy. From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse, the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world – populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it. Prepare yourself for a mystery . . . Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town. There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in…

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Start Reading Chloe Neill’s Midnight Marked

We are very happy to share with you an extract from Chloe Neill’s upcoming Midnight Marked, out in bookshops and online on the 3rd March 2016. Return to Merit and Ethan’s Chicago for an enthralling adventure. A vampire’s grudges don’t stay dead long . . . Merit is one of Chicago’s most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn’t scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won’t give up until he owns the Windy City. With his last plan thwarted, he’s more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan…

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5 Reasons to read (or reread) The Falconer

We are delighted to welcome Daphne of Winged Reviews to the blog for the first of our The Falconer Readalong posts. In today’s blog post Daphne gives you 5 reasons why you should be reading (or re-reading) The Falconer right now.  5 Reasons to read (or reread) The Falconer: Victorian Edinburgh – It is the perfect setting for this book. The blend of Aristocratic balls and deadly faeries really only works in this magical, beautiful city. The Characters – Author Elizabeth May is a master of characterisation. Aileana is remarkable, and I guarantee you will also love Kiaran, Gavin, and…

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Blending Fantasy and Mystery: A Guest Post by Charlaine Harris

We are delighted to welcome Charlaine Harris back to the Gollancz Blog to tell us all about her new series set in Midnight, Texas. The Midnight series blends Fantasy and Mystery in Charlaine’s trademark way. But you don’t need to take our word for it, here’s Charlaine to tell you more about the series and the art of blending Fantasy and Mystery.  There are several different ways to approach blending any two genres, but in the case of blending fantasy and mystery I think the best tactic is full frontal fantasy. Don’t over-explain, don’t apologize, don’t backtrack. Go for it!…

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