Author Archives: Benedict

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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Long Term Plans

I’ve been spending the past month or so busy with plans for rewriting/rethinking my new series.  It’s been hard work, but interesting. One thing that I’m doing differently with this series than I did with Alex Verus is to plan … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #182

From: Daniel Now that Alex sacrificed himself to put an end to several different factional machinations, what are you and Anne going to do (assuming Anne made it safely out of Sagash’s collapsing shadow realm–did she?)? Anne is still very … Continue reading

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Cosmologies

I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks developing a cosmology for my new setting, and figuring out how to tie it into the story. Turns out this kind of thing is a lot of work.  With hindsight, maybe I … Continue reading

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Bad News and Good News

Some bad news for this week, though it does have a silver lining to it. As regular readers know, I’ve been working on a new urban fantasy series as of last summer, and I finished the first draft of Book … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #181

From: Celia Hi, Luna! Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I am wondering what happens if one fire mage goes up against another? It seems like fire mages can’t be burnt – by their own flames, at least. … Continue reading

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