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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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Friday Reads- Jubilee Edition

Happy Friday Gollancz Blog readers and welcome back to our weekly #FridayReads wherein a member of Team Gollancz shares with you a book we can’t stop talking about. Whether it’s an upcoming new release, an old favourite or a hot genre title this is the place for you to find your perfect weekend reading selection. […]

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Introducing THE GATHERING DARK Book Trailer

I know I’ve been shouting about THE GATHERING DARK for what feels like a long time, but it’s a book that deserves to be shouted about. Loudly and often. This is the perfect YA crossover book. Filled with romance, intrigue, fantasy and a world that is so rich and epic you can’t wait to return to it long after the last page is turned (there’s a sequel out next year—thank goodness!). but don’t take my word for it, watch the trailer and you can enter to win a free copy of THE GATHERING DARK! We have five copies to give away!

Watch THE GATHERING DARK trailer and answer this question: How many times does The Darkling appear in the trailer? Send your answer to: competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject line: THE DARKLING by 11pm on the 6th June 2012.

Now, without further interruptions, I’m very pleased to be able to share with you the trailer for THE GATHERING DARK.


Intrigued? Read the first four chapters here.

THE GATHERING DARK is out now from our sister imprint Indigo. Pick up or download your copy today.

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Related Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Young Adult

A Special Guest Post from Marcus Sedgwick

We are very pleased to have a special guest post from Marcus Sedgwick, who is published by our YA sister imprint Indigo. Marcus Sedgwick used to work in children’s publishing and before that he was a bookseller. He now happily writes full-time. His books have been shortlisted for many awards, including The GUARDIAN CHILDREN’S FICTION […]

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