Godblind promotions, and my book baby’s first award nomination

It's been a busy few weeks, first with my mammoth week of events, conventions and panels (Grim Gathering, Gothenburg Book Fair and Fantasycon), and then with a couple of excellent promotions for Godblind and its first award nomination in the Booknest Fantasy Awards! Promotions first, to tantalise your taste buds and delight your bank balance: … Continue reading Godblind promotions, and my book baby’s first award nomination

Godblind #1 – Anna Stephens

French reviews are beginning to come in for Godblind – it’s published by the mighty Bragelonne on 18 October 2017!



Godblind est le premier roman écrit par l’auteure anglaise Anna Stephens. La publication chez Bragelonne est prévue pour le 18 octobre 2017 (en grand format donc) et la saga comptera trois tomes en tout. J’ai eu la chance de recevoir un exemplaire numérique en service presse via le site NetGalley et je remercie très chaleureusement Bragelonne pour cet envoi.

Je l’ai dit, Godblind est un premier roman… Et j’ai été très surprise que ça soit le cas, puisqu’on n’y retrouve pas les problèmes habituels inhérents à une première parution. L’auteure nous propose un univers très dense et bien maîtrisé. On sent qu’elle l’a beaucoup travaillé, il n’y a pas d’incohérences ni de facilités scénaristiques flagrantes. L’écriture est maîtrisée (notez toutefois que je l’ai lu en français, donc traduit…) ainsi que le vocabulaire inhérent à la guerre ou aux différents types de personnages.

Parce que Godblind, c’est non seulement…

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A mighty roundup – Facebook Live, New Voices panel, Fantasy in the Court, Nine Worlds

Wow, I've been busy. In a good way. After the fun and frolics of Edge-Lit (15 July) I then got involved in lots of other author stuff, doing a Facebook Live event alongside Anna Smith-Spark on 20 July, which was followed that same evening by a New Voices in Fantasy panel with Ed McDonald, moderated … Continue reading A mighty roundup – Facebook Live, New Voices panel, Fantasy in the Court, Nine Worlds

Ed McDonald: Blackwing (guest post)

What’s this? A mature and thoughtful response to the idea of relationships in life and in fiction? Huzzah!


Ed McDonald has spent many years dancing between different professions, cities and countries, but the only thing any of them share in common is that they have allowed him enough free time to write. He currently lives with his wife in London, a city that provides him with constant inspiration, where he works as a university lecturer. When he’s not grading essays or wrangling with misbehaving plot lines he can usually be found fencing with longswords, rapiers and pollaxes.

Ed’s debut novelBlackwing is the first part of The Raven’s Marktrilogy. Blackwing will be published on July 20th 2017 by Gollancz in the UK, and October 2017 byAce in the United States.German, Spanish, French, Hungariann and Russian translations willbe available from 2018.

Blackwing (2017)
(The first book in the Raven’s Mark series)

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book cover of Blackwing

The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow’s Blackwings. When a raven…

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