The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice (17/12/09)

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I’m splitting my time between four books at the moment. Two are Gollancz releases for next year: Wolfsangel by MD Lachlan and Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes. Of all of these, Wolfsangel is the one that’s most likely to be a hit. I haven’t got very far with it, but from what I’ve seen, this is going to get some rave reviews. So far it’s Vikings the way Vikings should be: dark, bloody and dangerous, and the atmosphere is so strong that every time I stop it comes as something of a surprise that I’m not surrounded by fjords.

Tome, on the other hand, is an unashamed D&D adventure. If you play, I suspect you will find it very hard not to snicker at the party bickering and the complete inability to agree a plan and then stick to it. I’m rather enjoying it but then in this case I’m biased in more ways that you can shake a stick.

In some slightly less important news, The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice is now polished up well enough to go to Gollancz for editing (phew) – finishing that is why this post is both short and a couple of days late. Complete drafts also now exist for the second and third books in this series, although extensive rework is already clearly necessary <grrr>

A couple of days off now, I think, and then time to crack some knuckles and get back to burning  shit down with dragons.

Next week might be competition time. I have an idea…