‘How do I give these characters the ending they deserve?’ A Guest Post by Den Patrick

We are delighted to welcome Den Patrick back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post on his stunning fantasy trilogy The Erebus Sequence.  This is the end, my only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end – End of the Night by the Doors The paperback of The Girl on the Liar’s Throne is released this Thursday, 13th October, bringing an end to The Erebus Sequence. Endings are hard and for me as the author there is the acknowledgement that I may well never write any more stories set in Landfall.…

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out what we’re reading this weekend… Amy – 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough Marcus – The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox Craig – The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood Sophie – 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough Simon – The Boy Who Wept Blood by Den Patrick Gillian – 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough Jen – The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard Lucy – Sorceror to the Crown by Zen Cho What are you reading this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

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Congratulations to Edward Cox and Den Patrick!

Please join us in congratulating our fabulous authors Edward Cox and Den Patrick who have been nominated for British Fantasy Awards.   The Relic Guild by Edward Cox, is nominated for Best Fantasy Novel and Edward Cox is also nominated for Best Newcomer. Marcus Gipps, Edward’s editor said: ‘I’m thrilled to see that Ed Cox’s debut The Relic Guild has had such a great reception, topped off by this nomination. It’s a wonderful book, and I’m as excited about publishing the forthcoming sequel as I was by the original submission. Ed is also a lovely lovely man, who will be doling…

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Cover Reveal: The Girl on the Liar’s Throne

We’re delighted to be able to reveal the cover for Den Patrick’s upcoming The Girl on the Liar’s Throne. Once again the art is by the excellent Alejandro Colucci. There’s an interesting tale behind this (well, interesting if you’re excited by the ins and outs of book design and how genres can be defined and classified by preconceptions about cover art). Originally we briefed the cover to show two women; both holding daggers behind their backs, one in a white dress, one in a red dress (because: spoilers!). This forced the POV out and ensured more background in the cover…

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Bookseller by Day, Novelist by Night.

Bookseller by Day, Novelist by Night. Which is to say, “a lie”. I’m a morning writer. Give me a cup of coffee, an eight o’clock start, and four uninterrupted hours of writing time. These days I cram in an hour and twenty minutes and then commute to the day job. I spend a lot of time at work asking people to swap shifts. Fortunately they’re very generous and good natured about it. I write on a battered MacBook Air. The hinge is shot so the screen is propped up on a handful of weighty advance reader copies. Who said books…

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