The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Anna Smith-Spark

Following on from my interview with Nicholas Eames yesterday, I've invited Anna Smith-Spark to talk about the 'production' behind her fantasy debut 'The Court of Broken Knives', book one of 'The Empires of Dust' series. Anna's already making a name for herself amongst the fantasy community, and her novel, pitched as a favourite for fans … Continue reading The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Anna Smith-Spark

2017 David Gemmell Awards Longlist now open for voting!

Gladiators from across the globe are gathering. The roster has been written-up, the circle in the sand drawn out. Fifty-nine Legends, seven Debut fighters, and fifty-eight of the greatest showmen and women, will battle it out amongst their categories...and only three will emerge victorious! The longlists for the 2017 David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy have been … Continue reading 2017 David Gemmell Awards Longlist now open for voting!

Interview: Nicholas Eames, author of ‘Kings of the Wyld’

First things first, let's get something out of the way: the saying 'don't judge a book by its cover,' well, sometimes you can't help it. I'm sure there are readers out there who will argue that the saying is sound advice, but in the case of Kings of the Wyld by upcoming author Nicholas Eames...HOW CAN YOU NOT?!? I … Continue reading Interview: Nicholas Eames, author of ‘Kings of the Wyld’

Review: Hero in the Shadows

READ ME FIRST: Public nominations for the David Gemmell Legend Awards are open until the 31st January 2017. The awards celebrate the finest fantasy that traditional publishing has to offer, and the categories include: best fantasy novel, best fantasy debut, and best fantasy cover art. Titles nominated must be traditionally published by a mainstream or independent … Continue reading Review: Hero in the Shadows