"I’d examine interpersonal relationships from another angle and I wouldn’t confine it to love and romance. Maybe I’d explore it after a “loving” relationship crashed and burned, and one or both was killed in the aftermath enough for them to see if it had really been worth it spending the last few years of their physical existence chained to each other in a dance of human misery and/or a plateau of soul-killing compromise."
-Chris Avellone, on how he'd write his ideal romance in Pillars of Eternity
I have a confession to make: I love writing grimdark romances.
I won't go into any detail on why I love Kings of the Wyld so much, if you want to know why, you can click here for my full review of the book. However, right after finishing the book yesterday, I knew I just have to do this interview. So without further ado, here's my interview with Nicholas Eames on his main inspirations and writing process on his debut, book recommendations and when you can expect the second book in 'The Band' trilogy.
If you've been following my Booknest updates, you'll probably know that I haven't shut up about this series for almost a month already. The Faithful And the Fallen by John Gwynne, it baffles me that not a lot of readers know about this fantastic epic fantasy series. Right after I finished reading Malice, the first book in the series, I decided to ask for an interview opportunity with John himself, which he kindly agreed to do. However, I made up my mind to at least finish the series first before I proceed with it because sometimes, let's face it, the last book in a series could ruin your enjoyment of the entire series altogether.
Right after I finished Wrath, I realized that notion has been kicked to outer space. Each book in the series is superior from its predecessor, you can find my spoiler-free review for each installments here on Booknest. Without further ado, here's my interview with John Gwynne, about his series, his writing process, book recommendation and what's next.
You’re used to your heroes full of muscle, swords drawn, shields raised or magic staff held before them, facing the oncoming hordes. A brave, but desperate last against impossible odds, knowing that one sword, one flaming arrow or magic missile will spell doom. Flesh can only stand so much before it perishes.
Read more over at grmatthews.com
A.F.E (aka. ‘Afe’) is celebrating the recent release of her third Darkhaven novel, Windsinger. Published by Harper-Voyager on 23 February 2017, Windsinger continues the tale of dark magic and darker political conflict that began in Afe’s previous novels: Darkhaven, and Goldenfire.
She writes for Fantasy-Faction; she’s just published her third full-length novel; she’s a part-time robin and a full-time editor; and she’s currently also rearing two children. How does she do it? Why does she do it? Read her interview with Laura M Hughes over HERE.
While Tor.com has a very full and impressive lineup of novellas coming out in the near future the one that stood out the most to me was Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus. A secret agent escorting a mysterious young boy through a North America completely different from our own? What is not to want? After reading the tale, and enjoying it very much, I asked if the author would be willing to answer a few questions. Thankfully he agreed! But first, some information on the upcoming tale!
Having stumbled onto a plot within his homeland of Jamaica, former espionage agent, Desmond Coke, finds himself caught between warring religious and political factions, all vying for control of a mysterious boy named Lij Tafari.
Wanting the boy to have a chance to live a free life, Desmond assumes responsibility for him and they flee. But a dogged enemy agent remains ever on their heels, desperate to obtain the secrets held within Lij for her employer alone.
Assassins, intrigue, and steammen stand between Desmond and Lij as they search for a place to call home in a North America that could have been.
Publication Date: April 25 - Available for pre-order NOW
First of all, thank you so much for agreeing to a Q & A. I loved Buffalo Soldier and have a major fascination with GOOD alternative history and just had to ask a few questions.