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Raven’s Shadow Trilogy on Sale at Audible.com

Sale ends on Friday so get ’em while they’re hot.

‘The Waking Fire’ Page 69 Test, Review Round-up and Play Keschet Online

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Many thanks to the Campaign for the American Reader for featuring The Waking Fire on their blog, and for inviting me to take part in the ‘Page 69 test’, where I comment on the 69th page of the book and how fits in with the rest of the story and provide a few musings on casting choices should the book ever become a movie (I should stress that this is definitely not a possibility at this time).

In other Waking Fire news, I’ve compiled a list of reviews received so far below:

Mark Lawrence on Goodreads

Review on Publishers Weekly

Robert Bradley on the Huffington Post UK

Bob Milne on Beauty in Ruins

Silvia Paoletta on Darkest Sins

Ani Johnson on The Bookbag

Epic Levi on Epic Reads

LK Evans on BooksbyLKEvans


Andrew Mather on The Quill to Live

Philippa Mary on The Little Book Owl

Paul Fiander Audiobook review on Backwards Compatible

Maureen Beatrice on Maureen’s Books

And finally, for any Raven’s Shadow fans who ever wondered what it would be like to play Keschet, French reader Rémi has coded up a free-to-play online version which you find here: http://remi.apps-web.net/Keschet/Keschet. Rémi tells me he’s still working on it so expect a few bugs. Also, it’s not networked so both players will need to be on the same computer and the rules are all in French. Still, it’s fun to see something I’ve written come to life and many thanks to Rémi for taking the time and trouble to make it happen.

Interview with Marc Turner

Many thanks to fellow fantasist Marc Turner, author of The Chronicles of the Exile series and the recently released Dragon Hunters, for inviting me onto his website for a short interview on inspirations, translated editions and future plans. Check it out here: http://www.marcturner.net/blog?view=entry&id=26

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Blood Song – £0.99 Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon UK

The Kindle version of Blood Song is available as a Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon.co.uk for £0.99 for today only – buy here. Sorry rest of the world but it’s UK customers only.


Signed Czech Raven’s Shadow Books Competition at Imanence.blogspot.cz

For any Czech readers: – Book-blogger Veronica Burgerová is running a competition to win signed Czech editions of Blood Song and Tower Lord at http://imanence.blogspot.cz/2016/05/blogtour-2016-soutez.html. There are also chances to win books by fellow fantasy authors Amy Kathleen Ryan (no relation), Chloe Neill and Kate McGarry.

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and ‘Queen of Fire’ in French is…

La Reine de feu, published today by Bragelonne. Buy it from Amazon.fr and hopefully everywhere else French books are sold.

Queen of Fire French Cover


Hobbit Presse Website Relaunch – Raven’s Shadow German Audio Giveaway

My German publisher, Hobbit Presse, has relaunched their website – http://www.hobbitpresse.de/ – as the central meeting point for fantasy readers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This is what you can find there:

– News about Hobbit Presse authors and books 

– Downloads of the Hobbit Presse Newspaper ‘Tolkien Times’, beginning from 2001, including many articles from the Tolkien Times and Klett-Cotta Blog.

– Book trailers and video interviews.

– Information about author readings or appearance dates.


To celebrate I’m running Goodreads giveaways for signed audio CD editions of Das Lied des Blutes (Blood Song) and Der Herr des Turmes (Tower Lord) – read by Detlief Biestedt, translation by Hans and Sara Riffel. Winners will also receive a signed bookplate for each book. The German language edition of Queen of Fire is due for release in September so watch out for another Giveaway then.

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