Read The Ice Dragon

Read The Ice Dragon

Today, George R. R. Martin's enchanting tale - The Ice Dragon - hits the shelves. Lavishly illustrated by artist Luis Royo, The Ice Dragon tells the captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon. Read the opening chapter here. Read more
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The World of Ice and Fire

With less than a week left before it hits bookshelves, watch George R.R. Martin introduces The World of Ice and Fire. Then, plunge right in to an extract from the book itself... Read more
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In conversation: Anne Rice

The original Queen of the Undead is back, with her first Vampire Chronicle in over a decade – Prince Lestat – marking the return of one of the most popular vampires of all time: Lestat de Lioncourt. We spoke to Anne Rice about the new novel and the phenomenon that is the Vampire Chronicles. Read more
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The Big Book Season: 28th August

Thursday 28th August. A day like any other. Or is it? Today is the first of a flurry of big book publishing days. Read on for our round-up of the best new books hitting the shelves today. Read more
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Building a World

What does it take to build a world? Rebecca Levene found that there's much more to it than castles and place names. Read more
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Let’s cosplay!

If your reaction to the above invitation is utter confusion, read on as Lucy Saxon introduces the ultimate hobby for fiction fans. Read more
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Knowing when to stop

From Alexandre Dumas to Stephanie Meyer, there's always an appetite for sequels which authors and their publishers have been willing to capitalise on. But how does an author know when to stop before they end up with the literary equivalent of Star Wars Episodes I-III? When Mark Lawrence found himself facing this problem with his Broken Empire series he chose to tackle it through a simple mantra - "character is the story". Read more
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Read The Letter for the King

Publisher Adam Freudenheim introduces an extract from a forgotten children's classic by Dutch writer Tonke Dragt, newly translated into English by Laura Watkinson - The Letter for the King Read more
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Book Club – The Bone Season

The first book in Samantha Shannon's epic seven book series - soon to be a film from Andy Serkis' The Imaginarium Studios, The Bone Season, is our Book Club book of the week. Get a flavour of the world of Scion in the first chapter. Read more
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The Year Ahead: Lucy Hounsom

Lucy Hounsom looks back at the resolution she made this time last year - to become a published author - and ahead to what 2014 may hold for her début novel Starborn... Read more