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Exclusive Interview: “The True Bastards” Author Jonathan French

 

In his epic grimdark fantasy novel The Grey Bastards, writer Jonathan French introduced us to a fantasy realm some described as being like if the orcs from The Lord Of The Rings movies formed a Sons Of Anarchy-like biker gang, albeit with mounts instead of motorcycles. With the second book in this series, The True Bastards (hardcover, Kindle) now out, I spoke to French via email about what inspired and influenced the second book in what will hopefully be a trilogy.

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Exclusive Interview: Darksoul Author Anna Stephens

Given its name and that it’s a dark fantasy novel — grimdark, even — it’s not surprising that Anna Stephens has been asked if her novel Darksoul (paperback, Kindle) is connected to the Dark Souls video games. In the following email interview, Stephens not only explains that no, it’s not — it’s the second book in her Godblind trilogy — but also how games, movies, and movie soundtracks inspired this fantasy tale.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Armored Saint” Author Myke Cole

 

Given my juvenile mind, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that my questions for Myke Cole, author of the grimdark fantasy novella The Armored Saint (hardcover, Kindle) would be full heavy metal references. It’s to Myke’s credit that he didn’t run to the hills. Or smack me.

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Exclusive Interview: Fallen Gods Author James A Moore

With Fallen Gods (paperbackKindle), writer James A Moore is continuing the grimdark fantasy trilogy The Tides Of War he started last year with The Last Sacrifice. But in talking to him about this second book of three, he not only mentioned the influence of fellow fantasy writers, but some sci-fi shows as well.