I blogged about meeting Robin Hobb, Peter Newman, Sebastien de Castell, John Gwynne, and many others at recent events over on That Thorn Guy: “A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend two bookish events in London, both amazing and unique in their own rights. Knowing that, despite many invitations, Mark can almost …

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Writing, when done well, is like playing a song on a remarkably complex instrument that would capture any reader’s heart. Sebastien de Castell is playing this instrument in Knight’s Shadow as if it was second nature to him. He has a way of storytelling, that doesn’t just have an emotional complexity to it, but a …

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Lately I find I’ve been reading fewer and fewer books by fewer and fewer authors. I’m getting more and more fussy with the quality of the writing and more and more impatient with stories that prove to be too slow in capturing my interest. In all honestly I fear I’m turning into a bit of …

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