Cover Reveal: Tithe of the Saviours

Gollancz is thrilled to reveal the cover to Tithe of the Saviours, the third and final book in A J Dalton’s magnificent fantasy trilogy. Following the cataclysmic events of the previous volume, Jillan and his friends believe they have found a safe haven. But the Saviours have other plans: The gods will see you brought down… The spirits of your ancestors will have their revenge upon you… The Saviours will drain you of your very soul. In claiming a place in the world, mortals have won many enemies for themselves. The ancient gods are jealous and conspire against them. The…

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A pre-Hallowe’en treat from AJ Dalton

As a Hallowe’en treat and to celebrate World Fantasy Con in Brighton next week, AJ Dalton – author of Gollancz books EMPIRE OF THE SAVIOURS and GATEWAY OF THE SAVIOURS – is giving away a novella, Knight of Ages, for the next 10 days. Get your free download here! Adam says: “If you want, tell your friends, post the link everywhere, whatever. Happy days and I hope you enjoy it!”

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Friday Reads: Empire of the Saviours and more

So I’m editing the third of AJ Dalton’s fantasy trilogy at the moment (it’s very very good) and, as always, I had a quick skim through the first two books beforehand, to make sure I remembered who everyone was and where they’d been and so on. Now, let’s be honest here – I commissioned the books (they were one of the first two things I bought for Gollancz) – so I’m unlikely to suddenly turn around and say I don’t like them. But, honestly, I was reminded of just how good they are, and why I made the offer to…

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Gateway of the Saviours

We’re delighted to present an extract from Gateway of the Saviours, the second Gollancz book from AJ Dalton, which was released yesterday. This is the opening half of chapter two, and we join our young hero, Jillan, as he works to rebuild his town and his life following the dramatic climax to book one, Empire of the Saviours, now available in paperback.   In his dreams Jillan was always happy. Or at least he always started out as happy. He would find himself waking in his parents’ small house, his mother already moving around in the main room as she…

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How to write a beast of a novel

We’re excited to announce the UK launch of A J Dalton’s Gateway of the Saviours, the huge and machiavellian sequel to Empire of the Saviours. On behalf of all the readers and authors-in-the-making out there, we thought we’d ask the author if he could share a few of his secrets (without then having to kill us!) on how to go about writing such an epic. Here are Adam’s top tips: 1.  Don’t let anyone tell you how to do it. Ironic tip to open with, I know, but basically there’s no formula for success. If there was, everyone would be…

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