I recently had the pleasure, nay the privilege, to interview Cameron Johnston, whose debut novel The Traitor God is published on 5 June through those fine silicon-based lifeforms at Angry Robot. Cameron has the distinction of being my second ever interviewee on my website – what a thrill! We discussed books, writing, long walks in … Continue reading The Traitor God – interviewing Cameron Johnston
I haven't posted an update or sent a newsletter in a while, and that's because I've been doing edits for Darksoul, which have now been handed in. Huzzah! If all goes well, what I get back next should be copy edits. If all does not go well - meaning if I made some fundamental error … Continue reading Edits – so much fun, except for when they’re not.
Big shout out to Bethan for her awesome review – and to Ken for buying her the book! Clearly a man of excellent taste :0)
Ken bought me this book as a gift when we went to the Grim Gathering event in Bath; I was there to see Joe Abercrombie, I’d read Prince of Thorns in preparation and so was excited to see Mark Lawrence, and I was curious about this Anna Stephens whose debut everyone was talking about. It’s hard to believe that was all the way back in September, and it’s taken me half a year to finally get around to reading Godblind.
I absolutely should have picked this book up sooner.
A brief overview: Goblind is a grimdark (very grim and dark) fantasy, with a multiple point-of-view narrative. It’s a warring nations kind of fantasy, with gods pulling the strings from behind the scenes; lots of back stabbing, betrayals, prophecies, priestesses.
Oh yes but this time it’s done so well.
It’s a plot-driven kind of book, fast paced…
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Those lovely (insane) folks at the Fantasy Hive interviewed me on writing, influences, TV, books, and other stuff. You can read it at the link below. via Author Spotlight: Anna Stephens | The Fantasy Hive
Alright you wonderful, beautiful folk who nominated Godblind in the public consultation for the 2018 Gemmell Awards - you were successful! I'm on the longlist. You know what that means.... yep, start voting all over again 🙂 Voting closes on Friday 30 March, and Godblind is eligible for both the Morningstar Award - best debut … Continue reading Gemmell Awards longlist… I made it!
Those warrior women at Breaking the Glass Slipper asked me some awesome questions that allowed me to talk both about Godblind and about gender politics. You can read all the good stuff at the link below, and be sure to sign up to their podcast as well, because it is all sorts of amazing. via … Continue reading Interview with Breaking the Glass Slipper
14 July 2018 - the David Gemmell award winners for epic/heroic fantasy will be announced at the Edge-Lit 7 convention in Derby. Yes, this is a shameless plea for your help. If you would like to see Godblind mixing it with the other debuts of 2017 for the chance to win the Morningstar award (best … Continue reading David Gemmell Legend Awards and paperbacks
I was lucky enough to land a publishing deal with German fantasy giant Blanvalet for the Godblind trilogy. On Monday 15 January, they published Godblind under the title Wachter und Wolfe - with the below incredible artwork. I absolutely love this artwork, and how the German publishers have taken a really different approach to the … Continue reading Godblind – Wachter und Wolfe – published in Germany
Today I'm super honoured to bring you an interview with Sean Grigsby, author of Smoke Eaters, a sci-fi-fantasy-horror-thriller mash up you do not want to miss! As well as being a serving firefighter and writer, Sean also runs the Cosmic Dragon podcast over on his website, on which he chats to people from all aspects … Continue reading Interview with Sean Grigsby, author of Smoke Eaters
Wowser, Godblind rears her bloody head in another ‘best of’ list! Thanks to Observant Raven for reading, reviewing and championing my debut! xx
At the start of 2017 I set myself the goal of reading 12 books and I am happy to report that I managed to read 20. This is 2 books less than what I read in 2016 but this has been some what of a manic year and I am okay with this as I have read some truly fantastic books this year. With that mind below are the top 5 books (in no particular order) I read in 2017.
1. The Core by Peter V. Brett
For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose—men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal. Arlen Bales became known as the Warded Man, tattooed head to toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons in hand-to-hand…
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