The Wheel of Osheim is out now!

  The Wheel of Osheim, the third book of the Red Queen’s War series by Mark Lawrence,  is out in the U.S. today from Ace Books and was released by HarperVoyager in the UK last Thursday, 2nd June 2016! . “All the horrors of Hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his…

The Broken Empire: straddling the line between literary fiction and traditional fantasy

  Marc Aplin at Fantasy-Faction has been working on an interview series involving over twenty people, where he asked ‘superfans’ to talk about their favourite fantasy books/authors. He has very kindly asked me to participate and in return I wrote him some very long responses, talking mainly about Mark’s Broken Empire and Red Queen’s War…

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…

Nendo-Cover-Arts by Pen Astridge

  As I found out when I interviewed Pen Astridge ‘Nendo-Cover-Arts‘ meant the following: “Nendo = short for Nendoroid, a chibi style figure distributed by Goodsmile Company. Cover-Art = as in the cover art of a book, but also used in the way you would with music i.e.: a cover song. They’re essentially a replica…