‘How do I give these characters the ending they deserve?’ A Guest Post by Den Patrick

We are delighted to welcome Den Patrick back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post on his stunning fantasy trilogy The Erebus Sequence.  This is the end, my only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end – End of the Night by the Doors The paperback of The Girl on the Liar’s Throne is released this Thursday, 13th October, bringing an end to The Erebus Sequence. Endings are hard and for me as the author there is the acknowledgement that I may well never write any more stories set in Landfall.…

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Happy Publication Day 21st January 2016!

  We’d like to wish a very happy publication day to three incredible adventures. From politics and intrigue to other dimensions we’ve got three unmissable novels to stave away the winter blues. Have your wishlists at the ready, we’ve got three epic reasons to visit your local bookshop, favourite online retailer or library. The Girl on the Liar’s Throne by Den Patrick: Mixing Machiavellian intrigue and high fantasy, Den Patrick’s fantasy novels, with their Renaissance Italy like setting have brought an enticing new flavour to the fantasy genre. In a castle that is reminiscent of Gormenghast in its size and…

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Congratulations to Edward Cox and Den Patrick!

Please join us in congratulating our fabulous authors Edward Cox and Den Patrick who have been nominated for British Fantasy Awards.   The Relic Guild by Edward Cox, is nominated for Best Fantasy Novel and Edward Cox is also nominated for Best Newcomer. Marcus Gipps, Edward’s editor said: ‘I’m thrilled to see that Ed Cox’s debut The Relic Guild has had such a great reception, topped off by this nomination. It’s a wonderful book, and I’m as excited about publishing the forthcoming sequel as I was by the original submission. Ed is also a lovely lovely man, who will be doling…

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Cover Reveal: The Girl on the Liar’s Throne

We’re delighted to be able to reveal the cover for Den Patrick’s upcoming The Girl on the Liar’s Throne. Once again the art is by the excellent Alejandro Colucci. There’s an interesting tale behind this (well, interesting if you’re excited by the ins and outs of book design and how genres can be defined and classified by preconceptions about cover art). Originally we briefed the cover to show two women; both holding daggers behind their backs, one in a white dress, one in a red dress (because: spoilers!). This forced the POV out and ensured more background in the cover…

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