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Young Adult

Gollancz Book of the Month: Shadow and Bone

Our June book of the month is something a little bit different. Published by our sister imprint Indigo, Shadow and Bone is compelling, sweeping and epic– a perfect YA fantasy crossover. But don’t just take our word for it . . . “Mesmerizing . . . Bardugo’s setup is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This […]

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The Falconer Cover Reveal (A special guest post from Elizabeth May)

A very special thank you to Elizabeth May for sharing this blog post with us on the making of the cover for her debut novel The Falconer.    THE FALCONER’s cover is here! :dances: :tosses confetti: :dances more: And if I may say so, it is… I couldn’t be more pleased with the level of […]

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Cover Reveal: THE FALCONER

Gollancz is delighted to be able to reveal the cover for Elizabeth May’s debut novel, The Falconer. We can’t tell you too much about this book just yet, except that it’s going to be epic. And we don’t use that world lightly.     So, what do you think of the cover? Leave us a […]

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Paula Weston discusses angels and demons in paranormal/fantasy novels

Paula Weston, author of Shadows, published by our sister imprint Indigo stops by the Gollancz blog to talk angels and demons in paranormal and fantasy novels. Shadows is out now where all good books are sold.  As with other paranormal beings, there are endless ways to present angels and demons in urban fantasy/paranormal fiction. Vampire […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, Dark Fantasy, Young Adult

Thirsty for Thursday – Hollow Pike

We have something a little different for this week’s Thirsty for Thursday. Every Thursday we introduce you to a book or series we at Gollancz Dark Fantasy think you’ll be Thirsty for, and this week we have James Dawson‘s HOLLOW PIKE from our sister imprint, Indigo. HOLLOW PIKE is a dark and twisted tale of murder, romance and […]

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Related Categories: Competition, Fiction, James Dawson, Young Adult

A Red-Headed Rant

I’m gutted. EW.com released this image from the upcoming Mortal Instruments movie. I loved Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. One day I’ll write a blog post about why and just how much I love this series. This is not that post. This is a post about Clary Fray. As girl with long curly ginger hair […]

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Related Categories: Films, Gollancz News, Young Adult

Friday Reads: Ketchup Clouds

This week I’m reading Ketchup Clouds by our sister imprint Indigo, partially because the trailer intrigued me so much. Annabel Pitcher’s first book My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece broke my heart. A novel of grief and ultimately hope narrated by one of the most unique voices I’ve ever read. I got to the end […]

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Related Categories: Friday Reads, Young Adult

Talk Like A Pirate Day and WIN THE IRON JACKAL!

Whether you love it or hate it today is #TalkLikeAPirateDay. While we won’t be talking like pirates here at Gollancz Towers we wanted to share with you one of our favourite loosely pirate themed books. Ok, so it’s not really pirates, but close enough . . . Well, if we’re honest, there’s nothing quite like […]

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Related Categories: Chris Wooding, Fantasy, Young Adult

COVER REVEAL: SHAMAN OF STONEWYLDE

Here at the Gollancz Blog we are delighted to be able to bring you the cover for Shaman of Stonewylde the final Stonewylde book! About Shaman of Stonewylde: In the final book of the series, the future of Stonewylde teeters on the cliff-edge.    The Outside World clamours at the wrought iron gates, and the evil […]

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Confessions of an unwilling world builder

Kate Harrison is the author of the brilliant thriller series SOUL BEACH, published by our sister imprint Indigo. We are delighted to welcome her as a guest blogger as  she tells us how she masterminded the intricate and fascinating world the characters in her trilogy inhabit. Kate is a full time author having worked in […]

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The Masque of the Red Death – Chapter One

For followers of our Gollancz Dark Fantasy page on Facebook, you’ll know that every Thursday we introduce you to a new series or book that we think you’ll be Thirsty for. This week’s Thirsty for Thursday title is THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH by Bethany Griffin which is published next week by our sister […]

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Friday Reads: Mockingjay

My sprint through The Hunger Games novels comes to an end with Mockingjay. A little bit of research online suggests that this is the book which disappointed many of Collins’ readers the most. As with my previous Friday readers there are spoilers ahead, so please read on with care! I can see why fans didn’t […]

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Related Categories: Friday Reads, Young Adult

Friday Reads: Catching Fire

Last week I blogged about the first of The Hunger Games novels and I was, I admitted, not convinced when I started and somewhat addicted to it – flaws and a few misgivings aside – by the end. So much so, that I dived straight into Catching Fire. Here, from the beginning, were things I […]

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Related Categories: Friday Reads, Science Fiction, Young Adult

The Return of the Slayer

James Dawson is the author of darkly comic teen thriller, Hollow Pike, out now. He is in the running for his own homecoming crown – the Queen of Teen! You can vote for him at www.queenofteen.co.uk. As Avengers Assemble rules supreme in worldwide cinemas, the writer/director/genius behind it, Joss Whedon, is finally getting the spotlight […]

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Gollancz acquires new Brandon Sanderson series – STEELHEART is coming!

Gollancz, the SFF imprint of Orion Publishing, has acquired the first YA series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, it was announced today by Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director. UK & Commonwealth rights were bought from John Richard Parker of the Zeno Literary Agency. Gollancz will publish the first novel, STEELHEART, […]

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