Author Archives: Benedict

A Not-So-Short Story

The Alex Verus short story that I’ve been working on is done!  However, it turns out I underestimated how long it was going to be.  The unedited version is 17,500 words long, which is less ‘short story’ and more on … Continue reading

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Alex Verus #3 – Taken

(This is part 3 of a 12-part series of author commentaries on the Alex Verus books.  The master post with links to all the parts is here.) Taken was the last Alex Verus novel that was a pre-Alex-Verus novel, in … Continue reading

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Spring Update

It’s been a while, so here’s an update on what’s going on with Alex Verus and my writing in general.   The copy-edits for Alex Verus #12, Risen, have been finished and the manuscript’s back with my publishers.  I’m more or … Continue reading

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Alex Verus #2 – Cursed

(This is part 2 of a 12-part series of author commentaries on the Alex Verus books.  The master post with links to all the parts is here.) I emailed off my rewritten version of Fated in March 2010. The initial … Continue reading

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Alex Verus #1 – Fated

(This is part 1 of a 12-part series of author commentaries on the Alex Verus books.  The master post with links to all the parts is here.) At the end of the last part of this series, we were up … Continue reading

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Alex Verus #0 – Prelude

(This is part 0 of a 12-part series of author commentaries on the Alex Verus books.  The master post with links to all the parts is here.) In the late summer of 2009, I returned home to London. I’d just … Continue reading

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Author Commentary on the Alex Verus Series

(Note: This is a master post that functions as an index.  For the links to the individual commentaries for each book, scroll to the bottom.) As I’m writing this, it’s April 2021, and the Alex Verus series is slowly drawing … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #176

Name: Kevin 1. Are there augmentation rituals for lack of a better term that can increase a mages abilities that doesn’t have to do with Harvesting? And if so are they worth the effort like would they make Caldera and … Continue reading

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Risen Edits

After I’ve finished my first draft of a new novel, the next step in the publication process is first-round edits.  This is the stage where my editors get their first full look at the new book, and give me their … Continue reading

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Applications Closed

Thanks to everyone who applied in response to last Friday’s call for beta readers!  It’s been a week, and applications are now closed.   When I wrote last week’s post, I had no idea how many applications I would get.  As … Continue reading

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