Monday, 26 November 2018
Pre publication quotes are coming in...
Over the moon to see a few pre-publication quotes coming in for The End of Magic from some amazing authors!
Edward Cox, author of the epic Relic Guild series, says... "Slick and entertaining, The End of Magic is powerful fantasy."
Gavin G Smith, author of the superb Bastard Legion series, says... “Mark Stay takes the tropes of high fantasy and uses them to wield an original, compelling and intricately plotted story. With some wonderfully human characters (even the elves) and at times laugh out loud funny, The End of Magic is exactly the kind of fantasy that we need more of.”
And James Barclay, author of the classic Raven series, says... "Mark Stay’s End of Magic is the sort of book you give to people who say ‘prove to me why I should read fantasy’. It’s an intensely human novel, beautifully paced, populated by finely drawn characters and containing startling allegories to the world we find ourselves in today. It deals with tragedy, cataclysm, treachery and hope with equal skill. It asks difficult questions and answers them with clever twists, neat prose and incisive dialogue; delivering a most satisfying conclusion. I loved the humour amidst the tragedy. I was drawn in by the premise, carried along by the unfolding dramas and disasters, the hard, sometimes conflicting choices and inspired by the sheer will of the human spirit to triumph over disaster. A simply terrific read."
I currently have an ego the size of Jupiter and I am a very happy writer... Also, James's email was perfectly timed as it arrived just after a note from my script agent telling me I had just been rejected for a gig, so I'm doubly pleased.
With any luck there will be a few more like before we go to print, but hopefully this reassures you, dear pledger, that you're getting a good read for your money! Do please keep spreading the word. Why not give a pledge for Christmas? Get a loved ones name in a book??
Till next time...