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Juliet McKenna Interviews Mark Charan Newton

Juliet McKenna Interviews Mark Charan Newton 

To celebrate Mark Charan Newton’s new fantasy epic Drakenfeld being released on paperback over here in the UK, Mark Charan Newton has been interviewed by another hugely popular author, Juliet E. McKenna, exclusively for Fantasy-Faction. Topics covered include balancing the fantastical and the historical, the fact Mark’s character IS NOT an anti-hero, the portrayal of […]

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Mark Charan Newton Interviews His Editor Julie Crisp

Mark Charan Newton Interviews His Editor Julie Crisp 

Mark Charan Newton, author of the Legends of the Red Sun series and the newly released novel Drakenfeld, has stopped by today to share an interview he did with his editor from Tor UK, Julie Crisp. Julie edits for not only Mark, but also Peter F. Hamilton, China Miéville, and Paul Cornell to name a few. […]

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Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton: Chapter One Extract

Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton: Chapter One Extract 

Today I’m pretty damned excited because Tor Books have been in touch and given me permission to host an extract for one of the best books I’ve read in the last few years. The book is called Drakenfeld and it is the latest by British author, Mark Charan Newton; who many of you will know […]

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The Reef by Mark Charan Newton

The Reef by Mark Charan Newton
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I recently discovered that Mark’s debut novel was available for the Kindle for a mere £1.43 on Amazon. Slightly curious as to why I tweeted the man himself. As always, Mark was polite, helpful and honest, and explained that the ebook of The Reef had all sorts of formatting issues, but the decision had been […]

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The Book of Transformations by Mark Charan Newton

The Book of Transformations by Mark Charan Newton
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The Legends of the Red Sun series has been compared to the Book of the New Sun, and it’s not hard to see why. In both series, a dying red sun looms over the world, and a renaissance era society lives amongst the ruins of a far more advanced civilization. All around are relics of […]

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The Broken Isles by Mark Charan Newton

The Broken Isles by Mark Charan Newton
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Well, here we are ladies and gents, the finale fling for The Legends of the Red Sun series. And you know what? What a satisfying last jaunt it is. The prologue introduces us to Jeza, a young cultist of sorts who is led to the remains of an ages-old creature known as the Mourning Wasp […]

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City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton

City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton
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Often these reviews begin with comparing the writer in question with another; or even to a combination of two or even three writers. The novel features boats, then compare the writer to Stevenson, Forester or O’Brian; epic fantasy, then evoke the name of Tolkien; more in the swords and sorcery vein? Howard or Moorcock. Bit […]

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Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton

Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton
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If you didn’t live through the Golden Age of Speculative Fiction (I didn’t) and haven’t gone back and read some of the fantastic 1930’s-1950’s novels (I have), you are certainly missing out. Today, fantasy and science fiction novels tend to be more character based than they were back then. Back in this ‘Golden Era’ the […]

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Fantasy Book Club – September 2011: Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton

Fantasy Book Club – September 2011: Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton 

Hello Fantasy Fans! This month we will be reading Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton. Political intrigue and dark violence converge in a superb new action series of enthralling fantasy. An ice age strikes a chain of islands, and thousands come to seek sanctuary at the gates of Villjamur: a city of ancient spires […]

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Mark Charan Newton Interview

Mark Charan Newton Interview 

Mark Charan Newton, author of the Legends of the Red Sun series—presently Nights of Villjamur, City of Ruin, and The Book of Transformations—isn’t your typical fantasy writer. In fact, buying his books on Amazon will send your way a veritable myriad of different genres in subsequent recommendations. With themes ranging from “new weird”, to the […]

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