Author Archives: Benedict

Midsummer Update

We’re about halfway through July, so here’s a quick update on how things are going! Inheritance of Magic #3 is now up to 75,000 words and pretty close to its end.  I’m currently expecting the full manuscript to come in … Continue reading

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Risen hits the Spiegel bestseller list

As some of you may remember, Alex Verus #12 (Risen in the UK, Der Retter von London in its translated version) was just released in Germany.  And it seems as though it’s done very well, as it’s debuted at Number … Continue reading

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DragonCon Online Interview

Inheritance of Magic 3 is coming along, and up to 70,000 words.  Still aiming to be done by the end of the summer. In the meantime, I did an online interview with Carol Malcom, from DragonCon’s Urban Fantasy track.  You … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Drucraft #21:  Sigl Creation (Tracing)

Tracing means creating a sigl with the aid of a limiter.  It was a niche and rarely-used technique through most of human history, but advances made in the 19th and 20th centuries caused its popularity to soar.  Nowadays, the vast … Continue reading

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Risen in Germany, and DragonCon Interview

Several bits of news for this week! First, as you may have already guessed from the image, the twelfth and final Alex Verus book is at last being released in its German translation this coming week (Monday 17th June for … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Drucraft #20: Sigl Creation (Manifesting)

Sigls are created through the third of the drucraft disciplines – shaping.  Shaping is the art of manipulating free essentia (typically, though not always, in a Well) and causing it to crystallise into a piece of solid essentia, otherwise known … Continue reading

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Spring into Summer

Quick update on how things are going: • First draft of Inheritance of Magic #3 is now 2/3rds finished.  I’m hoping to finish the last 1/3rd with about another 2 months of work, meaning that it’ll be done by the … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Drucraft #19:  The Lesser Houses

An overview of some of the more notable Lesser Houses of the UK.  Due to how many Lesser Houses there are in the UK (they currently number over thirty) this list is deliberately incomplete. Ashford A relatively new player on … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Drucraft #18:  The Great Houses 

An overview of the current Great Houses of the UK. Barrett-Lennard House Barrett-Lennard is the only House in the UK to own title to an S+ Well, which is located in their family estate in Colchester, Essex.  It is the … Continue reading

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Halfway

Book #3 of the Inheritance of Magic series has reached its halfway mark.  Judging whether a book’s half done always involves a bit of guesswork since I’m never quite sure how long it’s going to be or how much time … Continue reading

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