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Moving Onwards

One month to go to Forged! Alex Verus #12 has been coming along very well the past few weeks – going on the assumption that the book will be the standard 90,000 words, it’s now 70% done.  I’ve got the … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #172

From: Kevin Do you think diviners may have an affinity to bond with imbued items and/or using Elsewhere? The only reason I ask is because I think divination is one of the few magic types that doesn’t directly affect the … Continue reading

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After Verus

So with Alex Verus #12 creeping slowly but steadily onwards, I thought I’d talk a bit about something different – the ‘what are you going to write next?’ question.  I’ve been asked it a ton of times by now, but … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #171

From: Kevin 1. Have you or Alex ever talked to Hermes with the dreamstone? Do you understand him like you would a human or is and have you learned anything different about him? 2. Has Vari adjusted his fighting style/magic … Continue reading

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First Chapter of Forged Online

The first chapter of Alex Verus #11, Forged, is online!  You can read it here.   Advance warning for newer readers:  this is not intended as a standalone novel.  This is the second-to-last instalment in a 12 book series, and Forged builds … Continue reading

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Updates, Releases, and AMAs

Update time! First bit of news is that Alex Verus #12, the final Alex Verus novel, is 50% done.  If you’re wondering how I get these estimates, from past experience I go by the rule of thumb that each book … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #170

From: Kevin So apparently the theory that Richard made Alex specialize in short term/combat divination to control and strengthen him is more like encourage an existing skillset. Now at first I couldn’t see how being good at avoiding danger could … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #169

From: Fade Hi Luna, how are you? In a great many of your recent questions people seem to be asking you about things that just aren’t really in your wheelhouse, and I imagine that must be a bit of a … Continue reading

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Forged – Schedule

It’s been a while and I’ve had a few questions about it, so here’s the release schedule for Alex Verus #11, Forged.   • September 25th:  First chapter of Forged will be posted on this website.   • November 24th:  US & … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #168

From: Kevin Do you think Richard coming back either exactly or close enough to ten years later some form of gate magic requirement like the bubble realm in Syria? I think Alex mentioned in Chosen that it was about ten … Continue reading

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