• Posts Tagged ‘The Sword of Albion’

    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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    Elizabethan Ebooks

    by  • December 20, 2011 • Book News • 0 Comments

    Out now, from Bantam: ebooks of The Sword of Albion and The Scar-Crow Men. Elizabethan spies, supernatural threat, and the forces of Faerie – just in time for Christmas (or the holiday of your choice).

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    The Scar-Crow Men – Out Today

    by  • April 28, 2011 • Book News • 1 Comment

    The Scar-Crow Men is published in the UK today. Elizabethan spy Will Swyfte investigating the murder of his friend, the playwright Christopher Marlowe, and discovering a supernatural threat: revenge, love, loss and high adventure. You can find a new review of it here, from Falcata Times. And you can find a new interview with...

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    The Scar-Crow Men Review

    by  • February 25, 2011 • Book News, reviews • 0 Comments

    “If you are a fan of Elizabethan England, the Fair Folk, Christopher Marlowe, spy novels, dark fantasy, swordplay, daring heroics, adventure serials, or any combination of the above, I highly recommend both novels in this ravishingly exciting, heartpoundingly intense, and extremely intelligent series–one which will stimulate your brain as well as your heart.” By...

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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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    London’s Secret Cemetery

    by  • October 31, 2010 • Halloween, History, Research Material • 0 Comments

    In Southwark, not far from the resurrected Globe Theatre, the BFI and many of London’s arts establishments, lies Cross Bones cemetery. The graveyard is set aside for “outcasts” – prostitutes and paupers – and was in use for hundreds of years from Medieval times. It was original the burial place for the Winchester Geese,...

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    Interviews And Reviews

    by  • June 18, 2010 • Book News, reviews • 0 Comments

    I’m currently neck-deep in the second draft of The Scar-Crow Men, where I expect to be for a while, so it will be a little quiet around here. But just to keep things ticking over, here’s a new interview about The Sword of Albion, by Sandy Auden at SF Site. And here’s an appreciation...

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