Author Archives: Benedict

Rewrite Month

As of this week, I’ve got exactly one month until my deadline.  The rewritten version of Book #1 in the new series is due on June 15th. It’s pretty common for writers to miss deadlines, but in this case I’ve … Continue reading

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Alex Verus #8 in Germany

The German translation of Alex Verus continues to move along – this week’s release is volume #8, Bound.  It’s coming out on May 16th in paper, ebook, and audio. The German editions are being released at a steady rate of … Continue reading

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Rewriting Characters

Still working away on the rewrite of the new book. One interesting difference between the start of this series and Alex Verus has been how I’ve handled the characters.  In the early Alex Verus books, I made up new characters … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #185

From: Kevin Hey Luna just two quick questions. Have you ever heard of Death Magic and Mind Magic forming a hybrid? I heard Life could with Mind as personal enhancement effects if Death was mixed with Mind and would it … Continue reading

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Alex Verus Compared To Other Series

. . . by length, that is. Ethan Sholly has done an in-depth listing of popular fantasy and sci-fi series sorted by their total word counts.  He’s still updating it (and some of the series aren’t finished), but here’s a … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #184

From: Daniel Okay, so, did the Fateweaver kill Alex and take his memories/personality or what? Some explanation of how this question came about and why it bugs me enough to ask: The Epilogue of Risen is written from your point … Continue reading

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Quiet Month

Not much news this week.  I’ve been busy with the rewrite, version 5. ‘Quiet’ is how things are likely to stay for the next couple of months.  Apart from the next German Alex Verus translation (which is releasing in May), … Continue reading

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Starting Again

Well, after seven weeks of notes and planning, I’ve started what I really, really hope is going to be the final rewrite of the new book.  I’ve got this one labelled in my notes as version 5, which should be … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #183

From: Celia Hey Luna, Have a quick question. I noticed that Morden and Richard both have mansions in Wales, and Alex’s safe house is also there. Why on Earth would Alex have his safe house so close to the homes … Continue reading

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A New Reddit Sub

For a while now, the main place for online discussion of the Alex Verus series has been the Alex Verus subreddit.  I occasionally get questions about why I don’t have a forum here on this website – the short answer … Continue reading

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