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Browsing all articles tagged with Mark Lawrence.

Mark Lawrence Interview

Mark Lawrence Interview 

Mark Lawrence’s first published work Prince of Thorns attracted some controversy on its release and Mark has been as robust as he is generous in his online engagement with fans, fellow writers and critics. There is a rare gift and a sharp wit to all his writing such that even his most ardent critics would […]

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Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions!

Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions! 

Just a quick post this morning to let you all know who the winners of the David Gemmell Legend Awards are and provide you with a quick snap shot of their individual social media reactions. Mark Lawrence took the Best Novel Award for the second time for The Liar’s Key! Jason Chan took the Best Cover Art […]

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What a Difference an Editor Makes

What a Difference an Editor Makes 

Marc Aplin, Fantasy-Faction’s own Overlord, wrote persuasively and eloquently a few months ago about the absolute necessity of editing for self-published authors. “The worst thing I see is when an author truly believes they don’t need an editor, that they can do all the refining of the manuscript themselves. They go right ahead and publish […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Broken Empire FanFic

Monthly Short Story Winner: Broken Empire FanFic 

The challenge this month was to write fanfiction, which means the story should be set in an already existing fantastical universe. Writers could choose from the following book series as the setting for their story: Pratchett’s Discworld, Rowling’s Harry Potter, Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Lawrence’s Broken Empire, Lynch’s Gentleman […]

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The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
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You know when you spend a silly amount of time setting the mood for someone that is special to you. You experiment with the lighting to make sure it is just perfect, maybe light a candle so the room fills with the luscious scents of vanilla and coconut and then you put some music on […]

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Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues edited by J. M. Martin

Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues edited by J. M. Martin
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The overwhelming majority of characters in Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues, edited by J.M. Martin, are not very nice people. These aren’t loveable rascals, playing harmless tricks in the shadows – the very best of them are merely thieves. The rest are assassins, murderers, cutthroats and rapists. This is not an anthology for […]

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Mark Lawrence Going Nowhere…

Mark Lawrence Going Nowhere… 

On March 31st 2015 Mark Lawrence and 150 advanced research scientists were made redundant. Mark, as most of you will know, currently has four books out – Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, Emperor of Thorns and Prince of Fools – and has had good success with them. The next two books were a certainty, […]

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Mark Lawrence: Can Dark Fantasy Be Too Dark?

Mark Lawrence: Can Dark Fantasy Be Too Dark? 

Today is our third Grim Gathering in Bristol, England! Hopefully a few of you readers can make it, but I know that many of you around the world will be wishing you could and sending us your best thoughts whilst you sit at home miles away / in work – and thank you for those […]

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F-F To Support Mark Lawrence’s Self Published Author Opportunity

F-F To Support Mark Lawrence’s Self Published Author Opportunity 

“Who knows how many Name of the Winds or [fill in your favourite] are lost to us because they just couldn’t be seen? None? A hundred?” asked Mark Lawrence. You might scoff at that question – ‘no idiot reading Name of the Wind would turn it down’ – but actually many, many very clever, very […]

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Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!!

Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!! 

What You Need to Know On Friday April 10th 2015 at Bristol Waterstones from 7:00pm 4 of Grim, Gritty, Grey Fantasy’s best authors will be gathering. That is Mark Lawrence, Peter V. Brett, Joe Abercrombie and Peter Newman all in one place to discuss the grim/dark/grey/gritty fantasy genre on a panel, answer questions from fans, sign their books and grab […]

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The Liar’s Key Cover Reveal

The Liar’s Key Cover Reveal 

When your most recent novel has done enough to pick up both the David Gemmell Legend Award (prose) and the David Gemmell Ravenheart Award (Cover Art), you are inevitably going to have readers waiting with bated breath for your subsequent work. Certainly, when Mark Lawrence announced that he was going to continue writing books in the […]

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Why Do We Need Stories?

Why Do We Need Stories? 

Have you ever thought of why we need stories? Clearly, as this site demonstrates, we love stories. We love heroes and villains, adventure and danger, thrills and spills, and, of course, at the end, we like the good guys to win (most of the time). But, why? Is it just the excitement, the characters, the […]

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