Scott Lynch in conversation at FantasyCon 2016 (Scarborough, UK)

For those of you who weren’t able to make it to FantasyCon last weekend we are thrilled to be able to share with you a summary of the brilliant in conversation between between Marcus Gipps (editor at Gollancz) and guest-of-honor Scott Lynch on 24 Sept 2016. The summary was put together by A J Dalton (Gollancz author), audience member.   Marcus Gipps [MG]: So, Scott, when did you start writing? And why fantasy? Scott Lynch [SL]: It was basically laziness. I wasn’t much of a fantasy reader early on in my life – I was reading scifi instead. From the…

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Welcome to the #SummerOfReckoning . . .

Summer has finally arrived. With the weather hotting up, its time to talk about . . . the end of the world. We’ve teamed up with our sister imprints Orion and W&N to bring you the ultimate list of summer apocalypse reads, our #SummerofReckoning. Give in to the Doomsday prepper in you and get yourself a bug out bag of apocalypses for your summer reading!   Our #SummerOfReckoning books are: The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone Smoke by Dan Vyleta The Fireman by Joe Hill Red Queen and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard Good Morning Midnight by Lily Brookes-Dalton The Passage…

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The Passage Readalong: Chapters 1-5

Welcome back to our worldwide The Passage readalong with Fantasy Faction of The Passage. This week we’ve been busy reading (or re-reading) The Passage. We even managed to catch our very own Marketing Assistant, Amy, reading The Passage. Don’t forget to join us on our Goodreads group for all the discussion as we continue our readalong. Warning for spoilers for everything in the first five chapters of The Passage. Over to Marc Aplin from Fantasy Faction . . . Hello everyone, Ah… What a week! If this is your first time reading The Passage, then I hope you are enjoying…

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Start Reading Stranger of Tempest

We are delighted to share with you the first three chapters of Tom Lloyd’s epic new novel Stranger of Tempest. Available in bookshops and online this June, this is a thrilling new heroic fantasy from the bestselling author of THE TWILIGHT REIGN series. Being an honest man in a lawless world is never easy  . . . Lynx is a mercenary with a sense of honour; a dying breed in the Riven Kingdom. Failed by the nation he served and weary of the skirmishes that plague the continent’s principalities, he walks the land in search of purpose. Bodyguard work keeps…

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Charlaine Harris shares with us her literary inspiration for International Women’s Day

We’re teaming up with our sister websites One Book Lane and W&N ahead of International Women’s Day to celebrate our literary heroines for #WonderWomen16! Today we are kicking things off with a guest post from the incredible Charlaine Harris!  Join us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to tell us about your heroines for #WonderWomen16.   The late great Shirley Jackson has always been my hero. I can’t remember if I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle or The Haunting of Hill House first, but I have reread both many times. Haunting is the most frightening book of all…

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