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The Desert Spear – First Draft Completed!

The Desert Spear

The Desert Spear

Some wonderful, awesome news from Peter V Brett: he has completed the first draft of The Desert Spear, Book 2 in The Demon Trilogy and sequel to the incredible soon-to-be-bestseller The Warded Man!

But before you start asking when The Desert Spear will be available, read this honest, heart-felt post from Peat.

And you guys and girls in the US who weren’t at the New York ComicCon, make an appointment with your local book retailer for the 10th of March:

That’s the day The Warded Man is being released! πŸ™‚ Trust me, guys, and girls, you’re all in for an awesome reading experience! πŸ™‚

The Warded Man

The Warded Man

Be Fantastic!

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2009 in Announcements

 

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Interview Videos: Jasper Kent and Peter V Brett!

Hey Guys and Girls, saw this link on Facebook and thought I’d share it with you all. πŸ™‚

Check out Jasper’s site here!

Also, Shawn Speakman of Suvudu (as well as being Terry Brooks’ webmaster) has posted videos taken at the New York ComicCon wherein Peter V Brett talks about how great it was to be one of ComicCon’s star attractions, a bit about the sequels following The Warded Man (or The Painted Man, the UK edition), a bit about his writing process, how it was for him to meet Terry Brooks, and plenty more! πŸ™‚ And after you watch those videos, check out these three posts: Peat’s report on the ComicCon experience – Day One, Day Two, and Day Three. πŸ™‚

Be Fantastic!

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2009 in Announcements

 

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Ready for a deluxe The Painted Man?

Peat told me about this a while ago now, and I’m glad he went to a website with much more reach than mine to spill the news. πŸ™‚ Basically, for us fanboys and fangirls out there, we’ll soon be able to order a beautiful, gorgeous, DELUXE edition of The Painted Man! πŸ™‚ And if that wasn’t awesome enough, the deluxe edition will also be featuring something extra – more Arlen as a Messenger! πŸ™‚ So check out the link for the details, and kudos to SFF World for breaking the news! πŸ™‚

Bring on The Desert Spear! πŸ™‚

Be Fantastic!

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2009 in Announcements

 

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News about a cool giveaway. :-)

First: I’m battling between The Crown Conspiracy and The Modern World! I can’t put either of them down, so I’m carrying both in my bag. πŸ™‚ Wonderful books, both! Have you read them? πŸ™‚

Okay, Mihai the Dark Wolf has got news on a cool little giveaway – a debut title by a debut author, and if you win, you’ll be getting a signed copy! πŸ™‚ Check out the info Dark Wolf put up and follow his link to the giveaway. πŸ™‚ Also, directly after that post, he’s got his interview with Peter V Brett up – well worth a read! Peat is great at interviews, never repeats himself. πŸ™‚

Be Fantastic!

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2008 in Announcements

 

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The Desert Spear UK Cover – Larry Rostant

Guys, this you have to check out! Peter V Brett has posted the official cover (yes, when Book 2 of The Demon Trilogy is published, it’ll have this cover) of the second book in his awesome fantasy series! If you thought Book 1 had a cool cover, wait till you see this! πŸ™‚ Though, yes, I’ll admit it, ol’ Arlen is still the top dawg when it comes to badassness. πŸ™‚ Here’s the link!

Be Fantastic!

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2008 in Announcements

 

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The Desert Spear – Peter V Brett

Head on over to Peter’s blog and have a look at the cover for book 2 in The Demon Trilogy, The Desert Spear. Amazing stuff! I thought the UK cover of The Painted Man was brilliant, but hell, Peter’s books are setting a standard out there for cover art – kudos to Larry Rostant!! πŸ™‚ I’m not even going to put the pic of the cover up here – so go to Peter’s site and check it out! πŸ™‚

Here’s the link:

http://petervbrett.com/blog/2008/09/17/hows-your-french/

Also, I’ve added a text box on the blog stating that I’m a member of Wonderlands, with the link to my profile there, and I’ve also added an ‘About’ page that’ll allow you guys to contact me via email (among other things). πŸ™‚

Still reading The Name of the Wind, I know, I know, real life and stocktakes at bookshops intruded, but I’ve still got an interview with Karen Traviss coming up (plus some other cool interviews in the works). πŸ™‚

So, keep coming back! πŸ™‚

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2008 in Announcements

 

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Updates for Peter V Brett’s tour to the UK

Hey Guys and Girls, follow this link:

http://petervbrett.com/blog/2008/08/26/london-book-signing/

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It’ll take you to Peter Brett’s site, where he’s got the details of his tour up, including dates and venues! πŸ™‚

I’m sure we all wish Peter the best of luck and one hell of a fun time. πŸ™‚

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And remember, The Painted Man releases on the 1st of September! Have you pre-booked your copy? Well then, get to it! πŸ™‚

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2008 in Announcements

 

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Okay, so I’m a Star Wars fan…

… but man, it’s crap being a Star Wars fan and living in South Africa! 😦 I mean, look at my situation – the Legacy of the Force series has already ended, and I haven’t even read Invincible yet! Probably only getting my copy in Jan or Feb! 😦 At least we’re getting the paperback versions of Death Star, and Coruscant Nights 1 & 2, as well as some Clone Wars stuff (I will have to order Karen Traviss’ The Clone Wars & Republic Commando: Order 66 in hard cover, other wise I’ll be waiting a few more months! :-()

What point am I getting at? Well, Peter’s The Painted Man is being released on the first of September, and we here in SA are getting it in September. Now, how does that work? How is one publisher able to send out stock when the book is released and a different publisher isn’t? Okay, okay, the buying of rights and all that I understand, but come on, this is Star Wars we’re talking about! 😦

I’m just glad I didn’t start reading The New Jedi Order from when R.A. Salvatore’s Vector Prime was published – a 19-book saga over 5 years in SA? Hmph! More like 10 years! We’ve got between a 3 and 5 month wait till when the books arrive here, and that is if they are brought in by our publishers. Something’s wrong, man, definately.

Anyway, I’m just glad I’ll be able to get The Painted Man in September, like everyone else. πŸ™‚

Now if only I can get a signed copy… πŸ˜‰

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2008 in Musings

 

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I feel Honoured

Can you imagine my surprise when I saw my name mentioned on the websites of two of the authors I’ve interviewed? πŸ™‚

If anyone thinks that Peter V Brett and David Anthony Durham are elitist (since so many uninformed people see the writers of fantasy -and SF- as elitist), they need to have their head’s read. Or maybe shaken. Along with Ben Bova, Karen Traviss and Jo Graham, Peter and David are some of the nicest people I’ve met (well, okay, met electronically), and I defy anyone who thinks differently. I mean, to reply to a guy they’ve never heard of from South Africa and help me out the way they have says a lot about who they are, don’t you think? To have given up their time to fiddle around on Word for me is absolutely great! πŸ™‚

So, the next time some guy on a blog site, or some critic who doesn’t know what he’s talking about says that SF & Fantasy writers are elitist, help me by giving them an electronic clout against the head, will you?

πŸ™‚ Thanks

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2008 in Musings

 

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It’s all starting to pay off. :-)

Man, what a pleasure these past two days have been. πŸ™‚ The first lot of good news is that I’ve finally sent off my interview questions to David Anthony Durham and Dr. Ben Bova, and also that I’ve completed my review of Durham’s Acacia. (Which will be going up in my next post. πŸ™‚ )

More good news: I’ve had the good fortune of hearing about a young South Africa guy who managed to get his Sci-Fi novel published with the SA-arm of the Penguin Group, and trust me when I say that this is incredibly good news! I’m going to be recieving the manuscript in a few weeks (thank you Penguin), and I’ll give it a read; if his novel can break into the industry here, it’ll blow the doors wide open for SA genre writers! (And that is also good news for your’s truly, since I’m writing my own fantasy trilogy. :-)) Obviously, it has to be a good, engaging story, but that aside, just getting it published here already bodes well; so hold thumbs! πŸ™‚

And finally: I have to thank the following publishers – Jonathan Ball, Penguin, and Random House – and the wonderful people that work there -Elmarie and Louise, Sonja, and Emily – for helping me with proof copies and getting this blog (and the next bit of news I’ll be blogging about) off the ground. Without you guys, I would never have been able to organize the interviews with Peter Brett, Jo Graham, Ben Bova and David Anthony Durham and get this off the ground –

Β – which brings me to this: the company that I work for, Fascination Books, has recently gone live with an incredible online store, and I now have my own page there, called ‘A Word with Dave’. It’s aimed at the SA fantasy & sci-fi reading market, but all book-related news will be going in there (something I don’t think any SA company has ever tried to do before), so thanks to the MD, Mr. A, the man who runs the website (Mr. D) andΒ the marketing man, Mr.Β C, as well asΒ all the authors who have not given me a choice! πŸ™‚ Hehe! I mean, how could I not want to talk about these amazing books? πŸ™‚

Here’s the link to Fascination Books; go check it out – you’ll be amazed at what we have!

http://www.fascinationbooks.co.za/

And go do yourself a favour and check out Peter Brett’s blog, Pepphole; there’s a priceless photo of him reading The Warded Man (which can be pre-ordered here http://www.amazon.com/Warded-Man-Peter-V-Brett/dp/0345503805Β and here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Painted-Man-Demon-Trilogy/dp/0007276133Β ) to his baby girl. πŸ™‚

If you can’t find the link to Peter’s website on the right, here it is: http://www.petervbrett.com/

So there we go, all the good news! πŸ™‚

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2008 in Announcements

 

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