Happy Publication Day: 5 March 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week’s new titles feature epic adventure, kick ass heriones and unforgettable locations. Fantasy fans, we’ve got three fantastic new books to pick up or downloand from your local  bookshop, library or from your preferred e-tailer.  Dark Debt by Chloe Neill:  Merit and Ethan are back for their 11th adventure!  There’s more trouble brewing in the Windy City, when a figure from Ethan’s dark past makes a splashy return. Merit and Ethan must scramble to figure out if he is friend or foe.…

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Announcing an Exciting Give Away and the Words of Radiance Blog Tour!

Happy Publication Day to Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance. We know many of you have been waiting anxiously for the latest installment of the Stormlight Archive. If, like us, you can’t help up share book love, we’ve got an exciting give away for you! We’re celebrating today by giving you a chance to get your hands on an exclusive collectors card.  To enter tweet us @Gollancz with a photo of you and your copy of Words of Radiance (either physical or digital edition) with the #WordsOfRadiance.   We are also delighted to announce the Words of Radiance Blog Tour! Gollancz…

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Way of Kings Read Along (Chapters 1-3)

Hey there my WOK Readalongees, Firstly, I want to thank each and every one of you who has decided to commit and join me on this journey through one of the decade’s finest fantasy books. Whether you are simply following this readalong to catch yourself up and jog your memory ready for Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance, due out in March, or picking the book up for the first time (how I envy you!) I am going to do my very best to ensure this readalong enhances your experience reading the book and hopefully leaves you with a better understanding…

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Announcing the Way of Kings Read Along!

Breaking news! We’re teaming up with the brilliant Marc Aplin of Fantasy Faction for a read along of Way of Kings!  We know many of you are as excited as we are for the upcoming publication Words of Radiance and thought now was the perfect time to have a look back at the series so far. Without further ado, we turn you over to your host, the brilliant Marc Aplin of Fantasy-Faction to discuss our read along. Firstly, this isn’t going to be your typical read along; no way! In true Gollancz Geeks and Fantasy-Faction style we want to make this a community event. We want to hear your…

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Words of Radiance Extract: LIFT

words of radianceChristmas came early! We are so happy to be able to share with you an extract from Brandon Sanderson’s hotly anticipated  second book in the Stormlight ArchiveWords of Radiance (in bookshops and available to download from the 6th March 2014). We have some really exciting (top secret) Stormlight Archive things coming your way in 2014, but until then enjoy this standalone extract.

 

Lift

Lift had never robbed a palace before. Seemed like a dangerous thing to try. Not because she might get caught, but because once you robbed a starvin’ palace, where did you go next?

She climbed up onto the outer wall and looked in at the grounds. Everything inside—trees, rocks, buildings—reflected the starlight in an odd way. A bulbous-looking building stuck up in the middle of it all, like a bubble on a pond. In fact, most of the buildings were that same round shape, often with small protrusions sprouting out of the top. There wasn’t a straight line in the whole starvin’ place. Just lots and lots of curves.

Lift’s companions climbed up to peek over the top of the wall. A scuffling, scrambling, rowdy mess they were. Six men, supposedly master thieves. They couldn’t even climb a wall properly.

“The Bronze Palace itself,” Huqin breathed.

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