Monthly Archives: June 2014

Blood Song, Signed US Paperback Competition – And the winners are…

Congratulations to Zoe Troka, Thomas L. Wacher, Taha Saifuddin, Silas Wheeler and Christopher A. Campfield for winning a signed US paperback edition of Blood Song. Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and for the many kind comments in the emails, sorry I couldn’t reply to everyone individually.

Tower Lord – New Review

Thanks, as ever, to Faye at The Social Potato for her review of Tower Lord. She also did a video review of Blood Song last year which you can view here.

Tower Lord audiobook – Sample

Thanks to Hachette Audio for posting a seven minute sample from the Tower Lord audiobook as read by the enviably voiced Mr Steven Brand:


PS. Tower Lord is now only 108 hours away if you live in the US and 124 in the UK, just in case anyone was counting.

Blood Song – US Paperback Released Today & Giveaway Compo

The US mass market paperback edition of Blood Song is released today. Find it at all the usual outlets, including these ones:


Barnes & Noble

To celebrate I’m holding a competition for the chance to win one of five signed copies. To enter simply email me at between now and midnight GMT 29th June. Mark your email ‘Blood Song Paperback Giveaway’. Non-US contestants are welcome. I will choose the five winners at random on 1st July and I’ll email them for address details. Each winner will receive one signed US mass-market paperback edition of Blood Song with a personalised dedication. P&P will be paid by me. All addresses supplied will be deleted at the close of the competition. Only one entry per contestant please, multiple emails from the same source will be banned and the sender blocked. Best of luck.

PB pic

Tower Lord – Fantasy Book Critic Review

Thanks to Mihir at Fantasy Book Critic for posting the first in-depth review of Tower Lord. It does feature some mild spoilers so you may want to wait if you’re hoping to come to the book completely cold.

Tower Lord – US Audiobook, Pre-order now active

Thanks to commenters Adam and Steph for tracking down the thankfully now active pre-order page for the US version of Tower Lord: No cover art yet but I assume it’s on its way.

NB. The 73 hour running time must be a typo as Blood Song came in at about 22 hours and whilst Tower Lord is longer, it’s not that much longer.

and ‘Blood Song’ in French is…

La Voix du Sang. I know this because it’s published today by Bragelonne Editions, available from and (I hope) all good bookshops.


Blood Song – UK Audiobook now available

To a hearty cry of “Finally!” the audiobook version of Blood Song is now available in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa. Buy it from, iTunes or wherever audiobook downloads are sold.

Tower Lord sample now up

A small redesign today. In response to a growing number of requests I’ve amended the old ‘Tower Lord: The Frequently Asked Question’ page to include a sample from Tower Lord. Feel free to speculate in the comments about what it all means but remember I won’t be answering any questions on this one. Enjoy.