With the fantasy community strongly divided upon announcements of George R.R. Martin’s new book, Fire and Blood, everyone seems to be expressing their feelings on the subject, whether that might be joy or disappointment. Indeed, I’ve seen comments ranging from childish excitement to calling for other readers not to buy the book until The Winds …

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  Below I ramble a bit about beta-reading. If you found this article by googling Holy Sister and were hoping to read about what happens in the last book you’ll be disappointed. I promise I’ll post the blurb on ThatThornGuy.com as soon as it’s written and I’m allowed. But I imagine the below might be …

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When it comes to talking about Mark Lawrence books my choice is either to wait a few years until they get published, and say something when some of my initial enthusiasm faded, or talk about them while the experience is still fresh, pulsing inside and risk looking like a show-offy buffoon. So no, I won’t …

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I attended the Grim Gathering once again last month, this time in the picturesque Bath! Some of us went and had lunch with Mark Lawrence in Bistrot Pierre on George Street prior to the event, which was really lovely and visited The Roman Baths afterwards. The event itself was organised by Fantasy-Faction and was held …

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  Time still heals all wounds, for now. But the world grows thin around this tome as the letters light up on the pages, their magic burning bright, casting long shadows toward the black void of Osheim. As the sun is setting on the Broken Empire, shading dreams into reality, there is still a little …

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