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Trinity Rising – Chapter Four

Chapter Four:  SAVIN The house near the tailors’ guildhall in Mesarild to which Savin had tracked Alderan’s colours truly was unremarkable: a four¬square, sturdy thing of dressed Elethrainian granite, stolid and rosy as a country squire, surrounded by a low wall built more to define the small square of neatly scythed lawn behind which the […]

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Related Categories: Elspeth Cooper, Extract, Fantasy

The Masque of the Red Death – Chapter One

For followers of our Gollancz Dark Fantasy page on Facebook, you’ll know that every Thursday we introduce you to a new series or book that we think you’ll be Thirsty for. This week’s Thirsty for Thursday title is THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH by Bethany Griffin which is published next week by our sister […]

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Trinity Rising – Chapter Three

Chapter Three: TEIA Teia lifted the boiling kettle off the fire with a forked stick and emptied it into the bucket, careful not to splash herself, then refilled it from the other bucket and set it back to heat. Mentally she divided the stack of greasy platters beside her into two. One more bucketful and […]

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Related Categories: Elspeth Cooper, Extract, Fantasy

Trinity Rising – Chapter Two

Chapter Two: SPEAKER OF THE CRAINNH Drwyn set a torch to his father’s tent at dusk, in accordance with tradition. The flames licked at the painted leather tentatively, as if savouring a strange new food, then found their appetite and leapt up to devour it. In minutes the pyre was well alight, fire swaying and […]

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Trinity Rising – Chapter One

There are many, many reasons why it’s always a pleasure to introduce a sneak-preview into an authors work, but being able to share something you absolutely love yourself is definitely one of them. Trinity Rising, as you may have seen in Elspeth Cooper’s blog piece here wasn’t the easiest book and went through some dramatic […]

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Thirsty for Thursday a sneak peek at The Renegade Hunter

For those of you who follow our Gollancz Dark Fantasy page on Facebook you’ll know that every Thursday we introduce you to a new series or book that we think you’ll be Thirsty for. This week’s Thirsty for Thursday title is THE RENEGADE HUNTER.  The Argeneau family have a secret . . . . one of their own is a rogue […]

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Rivers of London- Chapter Four

To celebrate our long week part serialization of Rivers of London Team Gollancz are sharing their love of London before each chapter. Today, Jon shares his London memories with you .  . . There’s a great line in Jaws when Ellen Brody, who has moved from New York city, asks a resident of Amity Island when she […]

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Rivers of London- Chapter Three

To celebrate our long week part serialization of Rivers of London Team Gollancz are sharing their love of London before each chapter. Today, Jen tells you why London is home . . . I first set foot in London when I was 19. I was a foreign exchange student. I had never been so far […]

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Rivers of London- Chapter Two

To celebrate our long week part serialization of Rivers of London Team Gollancz are sharing their love of London before each chapter. Today, Gillian tells you why London is a miracle of a city . . . . London is a little miracle of a city. It’s a hodge-podge, even in the most modern, up-to-date […]

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Rivers of London- Chapter One

This week we’re giving you a chance to acquaint yourself with Ben Aaronovitch’s Sunday Times bestselling series of supernatural London Detective novels. We’re serializing the opening chapters of the first book, Rivers of London. Ben’s books are uniquely passionate about the city he calls the capital of the world, so we thought we’d also tell […]

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Future Dub: sample fiction by Gareth Rees

Gareth Rees is another writer I came across on Twitter (isn’t Twitter bloody marvelous?). He followed Gollancz, we followed him, you should do the same (@hackneymarshman). I don’t remember which came first. But Gareth’s cracked and surreal visions of the edge of London that he put on his blog struck a chord. Here was a […]

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Some Kind of Fairy Tale, by Graham Joyce – The First Two Chapters

I’ve gone on record before to say that I consider it one of my greatest personal professional failings that we don’t sell more of Graham Joyce’s wonderful novels. Now with his new book, the superb Some Kind of Fairy Tale, released today, that nagging dissatisfaction between what has been achieved to bring Graham’s writing to […]

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