Warning: may contain spoilers for A Time of Dread! The Good: This is a John Gwynne book. NEED I SAY ANYTHING MORE? For those who haven’t read a Gwynne book, let me say this: this is epic fantasy as it was meant to be written – good vs evil, heroes and heathens, myths and monsters, … Continue reading Book Review: A Time of Blood by John Gwynne
A lot can happen in a year. Or half. And as I’ve been blogging (again) for somewhere between that, I thought I’d do a little recap/update. So firstly, before I look back, I want to take a look around at the present. Today marks the release day of RJ Barker’s phenomenal debut Age of Assassins. … Continue reading Update: What’s going on, and what’s coming up.
What does bang-average shampoo, a ‘babby’, and a Swedish horse have in common? Derby, apparently. (Or, if you’re Sadir, ‘Daaaaar-by’.) This weekend I’ve been lucky enough to attend Edge-Lit, an annual science-fiction, fantasy and horror event, held in Derby. It was my first ‘convention’, having previously attended smaller get-togethers for author panels/book signings in bookshops. … Continue reading Edge-Lit & the David Gemmell Awards 2017
The saying goes: don’t judge a book by its cover. No… Put it down. Don’t make me get the hose! The Ravenheart award, one of three categories in the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, does just this. It invites you, anyone and everyone, to judge a selection of books by their covers and vote for … Continue reading David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Ravenheart Award
Voting on the shortlists closes on Friday 2nd June. Cast your votes on the David Gemmell Awards official website HERE. The awards will be presented on the 15th July 2017, at the Edge-Lit 6 event in Derby. Be there or be…not there? Elsewhere? Somewhere? Blood has been spilled. Blades have been dulled. Bones have been … Continue reading The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Shortlist 2017
Please note: voting on the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy closes on Friday 2nd June. The awards will be presented on the 15th July 2017, at the Edge-Lit 6 event in Derby. Cast your votes HERE. Have you ever met a legend? I have. I've stood on the walls of a doomed-to-fall fortress with men too … Continue reading The Truth Behind a Legend…
What does an editor do? First point of call, as ever, Google! Which prompts the dictionary definition. To put it simply: Editor - 'a person who edits, or selects and revises, material for publications, films, etc'. But, and to put it bluntly: Editor - 'there's a whole lot more to it than a dictionary definition'. Following the … Continue reading Editor Editorial: Interview with Julie Crisp