Author Archives: Benedict

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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Beta Reading

Like a lot of authors, I have a beta reading group – a small group of people to whom I send my work in progress for discussion/feedback.  With the Alex Verus series completed, and a new series in the planning … Continue reading

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Writing Update

A quick update this week covering the various things I’m working on.   Risen Alex Verus #12 is still with my publishers.  They’ve told me that I should be getting the first-round edits back around the end of the month, so … Continue reading

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Arcana Emporium Artwork!

Something different for this week!  An environment artist called Lucy Zini got in touch with me a while ago about a university project involving concept art of the Arcana Emporium, Alex’s shop in the Alex Verus series.  Here are some … Continue reading

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Alex Verus – The Future (Short Fiction)

As promised two weeks ago, here’s some news about where I am with the Alex Verus series. First things first:  the manuscript of the final Alex Verus novel, Risen, is still with my publishers.  I’m supposed to get the first-round edits … Continue reading

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