Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier
 

Dreamer’s Pool

Review

 
Brandon Sanderson Updates World on his Ongoing Projects & Provides Mistborn Release Dates
 

Sanderson's 2015/2016 releases

News/Update

 
The Vagrant by Peter Newman – Cover Reveal & Competition
 

The Vagrant by Peter Newman

Cover Reveal, Synopsis & competition

 

Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier 

I’ve long been a fan of New Zealand-born author Juliet Marillier. I read the first book in her Sevenwaters series, Daughter of the Forest, many years ago and have followed each new release ever since. For those who aren’t familiar with her work, Marillier writes what’s usually classed as historical fantasy. She situates her stories […]

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Brandon Sanderson Updates World on his Ongoing Projects & Provides Mistborn Release Dates

Brandon Sanderson Updates World on his Ongoing Projects & Provides Mistborn Release Dates 

Some exciting news came out of the Gollancz towers today: Brandon Sanderson will be releasing two new Mistborn books in 2015/2016 and they’ve got release dates. Mistborn: Shadows of Self will be coming in October 2015. Mistborn: Bands of Mourning will be coming in January 2016. Although not too many details of the books have been released, we know that […]

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The Vagrant by Peter Newman – Cover Reveal & Competition

The Vagrant by Peter Newman – Cover Reveal & Competition 

Every year hundreds, if not thousands, of genre books are released. Generally the most looked forwards to of these are by authors who have had previous successes. For début authors you generally have to trust that the person in your publisher’s press department is skilled at their job. You see, what typically happens is that a […]

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Diary of a NaNoWriMo Virgin

Diary of a NaNoWriMo Virgin 

NaNoWriMo, ah yes. To some, it is just a baffling not-quite-word that clogs up the Twitter trends every November. To others, it is a golden chalice; to partake from its wine is to enter a nirvana of creative solitude. For a month, the belly of the whale is home to you, your laptop, and your […]

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Interview with Jonathan Oliver

Interview with Jonathan Oliver 

Here in the UK we have some of the very best Editors and today I feel incredibly privileged to interview one of my favourites and one I truly look up to – as someone who recently published their own anthology and first short story – Jonathan Oliver. For those unfamiliar with Jonathan, he is Editor-in-chief […]

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Shadowmarch by Tad Williams

Shadowmarch by Tad Williams 

This review’s been a long time coming. It’s almost a year to the day since a friend loaned me his copy of Shadowmarch and suggested I read it and, in a year where I’ve been averaging a book a week, it’s taken me almost a month to complete. It’s as if I’ve been avoiding the […]

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey 

The 5th Wave is the first in an ongoing trilogy by Rick Yancey. The second book, The Infinite Sea came out in September, and the third book is expected in 2015. It combines the recent trend toward young adult apocalypse and dystopian fiction with a good, old-fashioned alien invasion. This makes me happy. Alien invasions […]

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The Secret Atlas by Michael A. Stackpole

The Secret Atlas by Michael A. Stackpole 

I have not yet met a fantasy fan who isn’t into maps, at least when it comes to those printed within the newest book they just picked up. Detailed maps permeate our favorite genre far more than dragons, elves, and hero princes. There is something about seeing the land your about to explore fleshed out […]

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Chris Evans Interview

Chris Evans Interview 

Chris Evans, author of the Iron Elves series, has once again delved into the realms of fantasy, this time with Of Bone and Thunder. This story of war and camaraderie takes place in a conflict that echoes the Vietnam War if it had been filled with dragons, magic, and dwarves. Sound interesting? We thought so […]

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We learn new Star Wars character names…

We learn new Star Wars character names… 

Get ready to meet Finn, Rey, Kylo and Poe. No… they’re not Teletubbies, they’re the characters we’ll be meeting in 2015’s new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, produced by J.J. Abrams. The names of the characters played by John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe) and Daisy Ridley (Rey) were revealed via some retro style playing […]

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Winner of the August 2014 Writing Contest: Seven Deadly Sins

Winner of the August 2014 Writing Contest: Seven Deadly Sins 

We’ve been getting such good feedback for the short stories our members have submitted in our Monthly Short Story Competition that we have decided to post them on the main site at a rate of one a week. Today we will be looking at the winner from our August 2014 contest. The Seven Deadly Sins […]

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Guest Blog by Ryan Graudin: Creating A Sense of Danger

Guest Blog by Ryan Graudin: Creating A Sense of Danger 

The setting of my YA novel THE WALLED CITY is based on a real place called the Kowloon Walled City, a neighborhood that existed in 1980s Hong Kong. It was only 6.5 acres in area and housed over 33,000 people at its height in 1987. The reason so many people flocked to this small space, […]

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