Author Archives: Benedict

New Year News

And I’m back!  A few bits of news to catch up on now that I’m back in the country.   First, Bound has been nominated for the RT Awards, under Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding. I don’t think I’ve ever been nominated … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone in the Alex Verus world! I’m out of the country at present, and won’t be returning until a couple of weeks into January.  Posts will resume on the 19th.  

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Merry Christmas!

Wow, looking at the URL, I just realised that this is the fifth time I’ve made a post like this.  It’s been a busy five years.  Hope your Christmas goes well, and I’ll see you after the holidays!

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Copy-Edits Again

Just finishing up the copy-edits for book #9, Marked.  They’re close to done at the time of writing, so by the time you read this, they might very well be complete.  Copy-edits are the last point at which I make … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #98

From: Fade Why is Alex so vehemently against the title of Dark Mage? Every time somebody labels him with it, he denies it vehemently, but it seems to me that Alex does abide by the principles pretty extensively, determined to … Continue reading

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Off Again

And here we go again.  Alex Verus #10 is underway as of today.   Target date for completion of the first draft is June 2018.  Given how late the last one was, I’m not sure if I’m going to make … Continue reading

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How Many Alex Verus Books Will There Be?

This was something that was asked a couple of times in relation to my last post, (and has been asked lots more times in the past) and I figured it deserved its own post to answer.  The short answer is … Continue reading

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Preparations

Currently planning out Book #10.   I’m looking forward to this book.  In a lot of ways it’s going to be the big turning point of the series – not the end, but the last major set of reveals/dramatic changes … Continue reading

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Edits are Done

The first-round edits on Book #9, Marked, are finished.  There are still copy-edits and proofreader corrections to do, but they’re relatively minor – the version of the book that I sent off to my publishers yesterday is 95% identical with … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #97

From: Mike Did Alex ever consider Starbreeze to be a friend? If so, then why hasn’t he reached out to her. If not, then can anyone actually befriend an elemental? Yes, he considered (still does) her to be a friend. … Continue reading

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