Extracts


Read and exclusive extract from A POCKETFUL OF CROWS

We are thrilled to share an exclusive extract from Joanne M. Harris’ stunning fairy tale A Pocketful of Crows. A perfect autumn and Christmas read, A Pocketful of Crows combines the harshness of nature with the spookiness of a ghost story and the comfort of a great folk tale, in one beautifully told novella. A Pocketful of Crows is fully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins. Following the seasons, A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl. Only love could draw…

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Read an Exclusive Extract from Son of the Night

You may have heard of the Hundred Years War. You may think you know about what those times were like. Lots of mud, territorial aggression and religious beliefs. But what if the outmoded superstitions of an uneducated populace were actually true? What if God *would* send an angel to fight by your side, as long as you were a rightful king? What if someone could call up a devil? All of these questions are answered in the epic historical fantasy series by Mark Alder. SON OF THE NIGHT is just out and getting great reviews so here, to whet your…

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Read the first chapter of C. Robert Cargill’s SEA OF RUST

We are thrilled to share with you an exclusive extract from C. Robert Cargill’s stunning new sf adventure Sea of Rust. Out in shops today, Sea of Rust is the book everyone is talking about with rave reviews from authors and critics. Enter a world where humans are extinct . . .Wiped out in a global uprising by the very machines made to serve them. Now the world is controlled by One World Intelligences – vast mainframes that have assimilated the minds of millions of robots. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality, and Brittle – a…

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Read an exclusive extract from Ed McDonald’s BLACKWING!

We are thrilled to share with you an exclusive extract from Ed McDonald’s debut novel, Blackwing. Out in bookshops on the 27th July, Blackwing will be the book everyone is talking about this summer. The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow’s Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long dead sorcerer’s legacy. But there is a conspiracy within the citadel: traitors, flesh-eaters and the ghosts of the wastelands seek to destroy them, but if they cannot solve the ancient wizard’s paradox, the…

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Çeda Visits Roseridge

We are delighted to welcome Bradley Beaulieu back to the blog. Today Bradley shares with us another exclusive deleted scene from Blood Upon the Sand. Return to the ancient walled city of Sharakhai, home to the Twelve Kings and Çeda. This exciting extract follows Çeda as she visits Roseridge.   Çeda Visits Roseridge As Çeda left through the main gate of the House of Maidens and headed west along the Spear, the sounds of the city rose up around her. She wore not the Maidens’ black, but a flame-orange dress and an ochre hijab that veiled her face. It made…

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