• Posts Tagged ‘The Silver Skull’

    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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    Finding Fantasy In The Past – The People

    by  • February 13, 2011 • Book News, British Mythology, Fantasy, For Queen and Country, Researching the Book, Writing • 7 Comments

    There are ethical problems wrapped up in writing historical fiction. Should you use a real, once-living person as a character in your fiction? Their lives reduced to nothing more than plot points and themes? In essence, a human being’s existence shackled to the pursuit of the writer’s own ego? Would you want some future...

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    Finding Fantasy In the Past – The World

    by  • January 24, 2011 • Book News, British Mythology, Fantasy, For Queen and Country, Researching the Book, Writing • 0 Comments

    When I decided I was going to write an historical fantasy, the attractions of the Elizabethan era were many. It was, for one, a time very much like our own, when society was going through massive changes – a rapid increase in new technology changing the way people lived their lives, foreign wars over...

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    Finding Fantasy In The Past

    by  • January 20, 2011 • Book News, Researching the Book, Writing • 9 Comments

    The Scar-Crow Men, the second of my Elizabethan fantasy novels, is out soon in the US and UK. It’s fantasy noir, renaissance punk, historical fantasy, sword and sorcery, historical urban fantasy or one of half a dozen other labels, depending on who’s speaking. Like some of my other work, the story exists at the...

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    The Sword Of Albion Catch-Up

    by  • February 12, 2010 • Book News, reviews • 1 Comment

    Lou Anders, my editor at Pyr Books in the US, has done a brief round-up of some of the amazing reviews I’ve been getting in the US for The Silver Skull – out in the UK under the title The Sword of Albion, from Bantam, in May. To say, I’ve been bowled over by...

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    And Another Swords Of Albion Review

    by  • February 2, 2010 • reviews • 0 Comments

    Also one of the funniest: “THE SILVER SKULL, by Mark Chadbourn, is one of the funnest books we have read. Period.” So that would be The Silver Skull in the US, or The Sword of Albion in the UK – same book, different title – just to avoid confusion. Also, I’ve just seen the...

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    The Sword Of Albion – Review

    by  • January 23, 2010 • Book News, reviews • 0 Comments

    Another perceptive review of the first book in the Swords of Albion series: “Faeries. British Folklore. Alternate Elizabethan History. Magic. Spies. Political Intrigue. Christopher Marlowe. If these fantastic components weren’t enough to get me excited about reading The Silver Skull, the first novel in the new Swords of Albion trilogy, the fact that Mark...

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    Hitting The “Best Of” Lists

    by  • January 5, 2010 • Book News, personal • 0 Comments

    Happy New Year everyone. A quick catch-up post as I get my head back into work-mode after the seasonal festivities, during which I saw and enjoyed both Sherlock Holmes and Avatar amid the usual carnage of what is my favourite time of year. I’m definitely a mid-winter person. I’m currently snowed-in and watching the...

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    Best Fantasy Novel Of The Year? Yes, I Think It Is.

    by  • November 26, 2009 • reviews • 0 Comments

    It’s Thanksgiving in the US and the start of a retail frenzy that will continue right through the Yuletide season. It’s a brutal time for authors. More books are sold than at any other time of the year. The stakes are high, everyone’s competing for attention so their book doesn’t get lost in the...

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    The Silver Skull Review

    by  • November 17, 2009 • Book News, reviews • 2 Comments

    The first reviews of The Silver Skull prior to its US publication are starting to trickle in. Here’s one from Geeks on Fire! – favourite book of the year so far. I’m happy with that. Also featured on: fantasyliterature.com. (Usual note: UK publication to follow with a UK-specific edit.)

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