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Exclusive Extract: Cold Iron, Miles Cameron

If you’re looking for an excuse to start a gripping new series, look no longer. Cold Iron is the first book in Miles Cameron’s Masters & Mages series, and we’re delighted to share the chapter that kicks things off. Set in a secondary world with an historical twist, this is the story of Aranthur. Aranthur is a […]

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Pre-order your copy of A Veil of Spears and get an exclusive Shattered Sands Novella!

Have we got exciting news for you!?! We are thrilled to welcome Bradley Beaulieu back to the Gollancz Blog to share with you an exclusive offer for those of you who pre-order the incredible new book in the Shattered Sands series. Weve also got an exciting sneak peek at the first chapter of A Veil […]

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Read an Excerpt from Love & Fame

Susie Boyt’s tender and funny, Love & Fame, is out now. Waterstones | Amazon | Wordery | Foyles   Enjoy the first chapter:   But this should be the happiest time of your . . . Just let yourself . . . Lots of people would die to . . . you should be . […]

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I’ve written this kind of ‘future fantasy’ book: A Guest Post by James Barclay

We are thrilled to welcome the brilliant James Barclay to the Gollancz Blog. James Barclay discusses writing future fantasy, dragons, The Hobbit, leaving your comfort zone and much more. ‘No you haven’t,’ said Peter Hamilton the moment I told him about it. ‘It’s science fiction.’ Imagine my horror. Me, a fantasy writer being outed as […]

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Start reading James Barclay’s Heart of Granite

We are very happy to bring you an exclusive three chapter extract from James Barclay’s brand new book, Heart of Granite. This stunning military fantasy will sweep you away to another world filled with intrigue, action, adventure and an unforgettable new hero. One man, one brief conversation . . . a whole world of trouble […]

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Son of the Morning: Chapter Two

This week we’re delighted to bring you the next chapter in our book of the month Son of the Morning. If you missed our post last week you can catch up with prologue and chapter one here. Things are heating up as the war on earth begins to spill over into Heaven and Hell. Return to Mark […]

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A First Look at the film adaptation of Joe Hill’s Horns

It’s almost here! We’re so excited to get this sneak-peek of Daniel Radcliffe as Ig in the film adaptation of Joe Hill’s Horns (‘a stonking book’, according to Empire! Horns has been going down a storm at the Toronto Film festival this month, we loved the photos they’ve been sneaking out from the film – […]

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It’s Falconer Friday! Are you ready for Chapter Two?

It’s always wonderful to get the opportunity to introduce a book you think is wonderful, and today I get to do exactly that! We’ve already talked a little bit about The Falconer by Elizabeth May on the blog. We had a cover reveal and a fabulous how-it-was-made post from Elizabeth herself too. You can even read […]

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Friday Reads: The Falconer

My Friday Reads this week is the truly extraordinary The Falconer. To say I loved this book would be a bit of an understatement. The Falconer is simply a kick-butt book. Imagine a sexy dark hero to rival the legendary Jericho Barrons from the Fever series and a heroine who manages to kick as much […]

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Wolfhound Century: Chapter Four

It’s time for chapter four of our book of the month, Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. Although the chapters are short, they are perfectly formed to deliver you one of our fine debuts… Chapter 4   A messenger was standing near the back exit of the Sviatopolk, white-faced, gripping his bicycle. Kantor dragged the machine out of […]

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Wolfhound Century: Chapter Two

Welcome to the next free extract from Peter Higgins’ wonderful Wolfhound Century. Short chapters aren’t they? I think there’s an interesting essay to be written on chapters and their various lengths in novels, how and why they break the book up, how they group intent and theme, how they affect the flow, but here and […]

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Wolfhound Century: Chapter One

Welcome to our brand new book of the month! Every month we’ll be bringing you an exciting brand new book that we part-serialize on the Gollancz Blog. This month we’re delighted to be able to share the haunting debut novel Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. Read on for the first chapter and an introduction from Simon: […]

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The Red Knight: get ready for something Wild…

So far this week we’ve met the Company, The Red Knight, The Abbess and the novice Amicia . . . now it’s the Wild’s turn. It’s the great force which used to control the land, the creatures which roamed free until man came and changed the landscape. Today we have a glimpse into the relationship […]

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RED COUNTRY: Chapter Three

To celebrate the publication of Red Country (out where all good books are sold on tomorrow) we’re bringing you a sneak peek inside the first three chapters of Joe Abercrombie’s brand new novel. Today, return to the world of Red Country with the third chapter . . . Oh, and because this is a celebration […]

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RED COUNTRY: Chapter Two

To celebrate the publication of Red Country (out where all good books are sold on Thursday) we’re bringing you a sneak peek inside the first three chapters of Joe Abercrombie’s brand new novel. Today, return to the world of Red Country  with the second chapter . . . Oh, and because this is a celebration we’ll […]

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