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    Pendragon Reviews

    by  • July 28, 2017 • reviews • 0 Comments

    Pendragon has been receiving some great reviews. That’s always hugely gratifying when you’ve laboured over a novel for a year, but it’s particularly nice when people ‘get’ what you’re trying to do. Here’s a couple: Deadly culture clashes and earthy mysticism (complete with witchcraft and visions fueled by magic mushrooms) combine in this exciting...

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    Pendragon – The Times Review

    by  • July 8, 2017 • Book News, reviews • 0 Comments

    Great review of Pendragon in The Times today: Pendragon has all the hallmarks of a traditional historical adventure story – there are battles, swords, and he bantering of violent men, all done with style. However, there is also intellectual heft to the story, with its themes of myth-making and the nature of power. You can...

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    Pendragon Proofs Now In

    by  • May 18, 2017 • Book News, Publishing, reviews, Writing • 0 Comments

    The road to publication follows familiar landmarks – finishing the first draft, the various edits, through the delivery of the first box of books to publication day and the subsequent round of publicity and signings.  One of the key moments is the arrival of the uncorrected proofs – softbound copies of the novel, usually...

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    Faerie, Elizabethan Spies And Reviews

    by  • June 29, 2015 • reviews • 0 Comments

    Two new reviews for the Sword of Albion books that I’ve just been sent: First, The Scar-Crow Men: “the plot just kept me turning, page after page…” And The Devil’s Looking Glass: “a cracking series…a great blend of history, action and supernatural elements and I think the attention to detail is pretty marvellous.”

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    Gone Girl – A Few Thoughts

    by  • July 28, 2014 • Books, reviews • 0 Comments

    Gone Girl has been running high in the bestseller charts for a while now, and there’s a movie on the way from David Fincher, a man who knows a good thing when he sees it.  While I was taking a break down in Cornwall for a week, I nabbed a copy and enjoyed it...

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    The Second Machine Age – Book Review

    by  • May 11, 2014 • reviews • 0 Comments

    The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress And Prosperity In A Time Of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee The first machine age was the Industrial Revolution which ran from about 1760 to the middle of the 19th century. It changed everything, disrupting the agrarian-based life of most people and hurling everyone into...

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    Proof Of Heaven – Book Review

    by  • October 26, 2013 • Books, Mysteries, reviews, Symbols and Archetypes • 2 Comments

    Near Death Experiences (NDEs) are a fascinating topic. They affect people regardless of cultural background or religious belief, or lack of it, and they’ve been recorded from the earliest days of civilisation. For years science has suggested explanations for the tunnel, the white light, the dead relatives waiting to greet you, and all the...

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    Review: The Devil’s Looking Glass

    by  • March 13, 2013 • reviews • 0 Comments

    Excellent review of The Devil’s Looking Glass in the latest Locus magazine. And they also take the time to praise The Sword of Albion/The Silver Skull: “These characters tend to peer out from tangles of painfully twisted emotions. The plot can seem just as gnarled, with many turnings, terrors, betrayals, and revelations about its...

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    New Interview, New Review

    by  • June 28, 2011 • reviews • 5 Comments

    I’ve done a new, detailed interview over at OneMetal where I get into a few new areas in both professional and personal arenas. Thank to Pete Allison for some sharp questions. You can also find a new review of The Scar-Crow Men on the same site.

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