Category: Writings

Grey Sister Teaser 2

  “And with that push Abbess Glass set a new game in play, one domino falling into the next. So many pieces to fall, so many chances to fail. No one but her understood the game yet, but that didn’t mean she would win it. A thrill of fear ran through her. But the ice…

Grey Sister Teaser

  “When a child is given to the Noi-Guin it is sacrificed to the dark. Some few may survive the training but the adult who then descends the fortress walls on a moonless stretch of night a decade and more later will be a different person. They will have been cut free of any allegiance…

The Hidden Meaning in The Wheel of Osheim (SPOILERS!)

The following piece was written by Reddit user Hampus-Andersson and originally posted on r/fantasy. I found his thoughts quite interesting and so I’m reposting them here with his permission. It contains spoilers for the Red Queen’s War trilogy, so obviously don’t read this post if you haven’t read the books yet. Agnes . “Lawrence manages…

The Lost Library

Originally posted on The Hopeless Vendetta:
By Mark Lawrence Four walls, black with the memory of the fire that took the roof. Cold now. Even the stink of char is gone, rain-washed into the gutter. The building is haunted, naturally, how could it not be? What ruin that watches the world from dark windows is…

Blood of the Red

Blood of the Red is an old school dungeons and dragons story Mark wrote before Prince of Thorns, around 2001, posting it as he wrote it in his online writing group. It’s epic fantasy, featuring a bard as its main character. Although he has no immediate plans, he might at some point in the future…

Lately

  Lately I’ve been looking, At the litter, windblown, in the street, At the weeds, thrust green from this crack, that crack, At the skies that come and go and come, The seasons turn, Beyond my catching. . Graveyard walks where years trail fingers across headstones, This one leaning, drunk on duty, a soldier of…

Non-fiction quotes (part I)

I selected a handful of non-fiction quotes from Mark that I really liked. The first four are from various blog posts that I also recommend (links are added to the titles) . “So write because you enjoy it, but write with passion, be honest, write like your life depends on it, tell your secrets to…

Prince of Thorns trailer draft

  I wrote this a good while back and posted it on Facebook and /r/Fantasy  at the time. Yesterday someone asked me however whether he could use it in an attempt to actually create such trailer. Of course I said yes, and decided to feature the draft here, too, in case anyone else would feel…

Gunlaw

  Gun-law There’s a cold weight to a handgun that speaks of purpose. A six-shooter, the dull iron gleam of it, the forged simplicity, may seem a weapon but it is a tool, an agent of change. A philosopher or an engineer – for they are not much different – once said, give me a…