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Whispers Under Ground – First Chapter extract

I was neither born nor bred in London. But I’ve lived and worked here for longer than I have anywhere else – 26 years now. If I’m anything, I’m a Londoner. My children are born and bred Londoners and I am envious of them growing up in one of the world’s greatest cities. But born […]

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Thirsty for Thursday: TANGLE OF NEED

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: TANGLE OF NEED. Discover the exhilarating risks of passion in the breathtaking new Psy-Changeling novel by Nalini Singh! To celebrate […]

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Patrick Rothfuss, or how I learned to love audio and stopped dislocating my shoulder by carrying really really heavy hardbacks in my satchel on my way to work…

Hi, my name is Paul… Hi Paul! Hi, my name is Paul and I’m a Rothfuss-aholic… Well, I thought I ought to get that out of the way early. I started working for Orion in 2007 about 7 months before first publication of THE NAME OF THE WIND and first encountered it at the London Book […]

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THE HEROES- CHAPTER FOUR: BLACK DOW

CHAPTER FOUR: BLACK DOW  The stable doors shut with a bang like a headsman’s axe, and it took all of Calder’s famous arrogance not to jump clean in the air. War meetings had never been his favourite style of gathering, especially ones full of his enemies. Three of Dow’s five War Chiefs were in attendance […]

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THE HEROES- CHAPTER TWO: THE PEACEMAKER

CHAPTER TWO: THE PEACEMAKER He stood by the window, one hand up on the stone, fingertips drumming, drumming, drumming. Frowning off across Carleon. Across the maze of cobbled streets, the tangle of steep slate roofs, the looming city walls his father built, all turned shiny black by the drizzle. Into the hazy fields beyond, past the fork […]

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THE HEROES- CHAPTER ONE: THE TIMES

Three men. One battle. No heroes. Three sentences to sum up one extraordinary book. We’re over the moon that THE HEROES had such an extraordinary reception when we published the hardback – a SUNDAY TIMES best seller, shortlisted for the David Gemmell Awards for Best Novel (if you’ve not already voted, you can vote here), […]

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BITTERBLUE: Speak More Truths (Chapter Two)

It took me long time to figure out what I wanted to say about Bitterblue. Mostly because I didn’t know what to say. How to sum up a book that literally spoilt all other books for me (for at least two weeks—it made my commutes to work rather unbearable). I wanted to put my finger […]

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Introducing REAL MURDERS (A Thirsty for Thursday exclusive!)

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. To celebrate the upcoming publication of Deadlocked we wanted to focus on some of Charlaine Harris’ other books, because we know […]

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BITTERBLUE – Monsters cast long shadows… (Chapter One)

Welcome back to our Red, White and BITTERBLUE Mondays! This week Paul S has written a brilliant introduction to BITTERBLUE.  We’ve also got a first chapter extract of BITTERBLUE and an amazing competition. So read on for all the details you’ll need to participate in this week’s Red, White and Bitterblue Monday!   Kristin Cashore’s […]

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A further sneak peek inside DEADLOCKED: Chapter Two

We are delighted to be able to be able to exclusively share with you the second chapter of Deadlocked. What a Tuesday treat! Can’t wait till May 1st to catch up with Sookie? Here’s an early trip to Bon Temps!      Chapter Two Fairies. Never simple. My grandmother Adele would definitely have agreed. She’d […]

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Wise and Wonderful: Introducing Bitterblue

I absolutely love Kristin Cashore’s novels . . . perhaps, as I’m her UK editor, that comes as no surprise. But I was asked a few days ago if I could put my finger on what makes her novels stand out so vividly. Many books are beautifully, evocatively and powerfully written. Many have strong, determined […]

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Songs of the Earth- Chapter Five: Magic

Chapter Five: Magic Magic, rising, swelling into many voices. It filled the air around Gair and time slowed. Tiny details became sharply, painfully clear. Gorse-flowers blazed bright as flames on the viridian bushes. A billion motes of dust spangled the air. Hooves rose and fell as if through treacle and each hoof-beat boomed round his […]

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