I dedicated Assassin’s Fate to Fitz and the Fool. They’ve been my closest friends for over twenty years. That’s not to denigrate my marriage of forty-six years, or the friendships that reach back to my high school. The characters we write live inside our minds, creating an internal friendship that is difficult to explain to […]
Red Sister, the first novel in my new Book of the Ancestor trilogy, contains a very different story to that in my debut, Prince of Thorns, or my second trilogy starting with Prince of Fools.
I can pinpoint the exact moment that The Queen of Blood was born: it was a couple of summers ago, and I’d just arrived for a weekend writing retreat deep in the woods of Pennsylvania. Every writer was given a picturesque wood cabin nestled beneath the pine trees. I was walking up to mine, marvelling […]