Author Archives: Benedict

Advice for Writers

One of the more common questions I get is whether I have any advice for aspiring writers. I’ve been asked the same question plenty of times over the years, both via email and in person, and I always have trouble … Continue reading

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New Year Update

And we’re into 2017.  Let’s hope it’s a good one! The main event for the first half of this year is of course going to be the release of Bound in April 2017.  As usual, I’ll put the first chapter … Continue reading

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. . . and Happy New Year!

Okay, technically I already said that last week, but hey, it’s the holidays.  New posts will resume in 2017!

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Merry Christmas!

And a Happy New Year.  Here’s hoping it’s a good one for you guys!

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Ask Luna #78

From: Margaret Hi Luna I wondered who supplies the one shot items Alex uses so much. I get the impression most mages would see is as beneath them to stoop to manufacturing and retail of such routine magical items so … Continue reading

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Quiet Week

Uneventful week today.  Alex Verus #9 is moving steadily along, Bound is still on its road to publication, and there are a few Ask Luna questions in the queue.  There’s a new game released that I’ve been looking forward to, … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #77

From: Jason I was wondering about the basics of how one would go about enchanting magical items? This is actually something I know very little about. According to Alex, to be good at making focuses and one-shots, you have to … Continue reading

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Bound ARCs are here

The first paper copies of Bound are arriving.  They’re just for me (you guys don’t get to pick them up just yet) but here’s a picture so you can see what they look like!   This isn’t how the finished … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #76

From: Xexas Luna are there any magic types that con only be passed down hereditarily. Not as far as I know. If there were, they probably wouldn’t last that long. Mages tend not to have big families, and while there’s … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #75

From: Yoshi Alex says that there are 4 magical mean of transport gating using mounts like pegasi elementals like starbreeze but also Taias what are Taias exactly? Giant birds with rainbow-coloured wings. Apparently they used to be a lot more … Continue reading

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