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Chaz Brenchley

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Chaz Brenchley has been making a living as a writer since he was eighteen. He is the author of nine thrillers, most recently Shelter, and two major fantasy series: The Books of Outremer, based on the world of the Crusades, and Selling Water by the River, set in an alternate Ottoman Istanbul. A winner of the British Fantasy Award, he has also published three books for children and more than 500 short stories in various genres. His time as Crimewriter-in-Residence at the St Peter's Riverside Sculpture Project in Sunderland resulted in the collection Blood Waters. He is a prizewinning ex-poet, and has been writer in residence at the University of Northumbria, as well as tutoring their MA in Creative Writing. His novel Dead of Light is currentl ...more

Average rating: 3.84 · 3,219 ratings · 363 reviews · 75 distinct works · Similar authors
Tower of the King's Daughte...

3.45 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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Feast of the King's Shadow ...

3.55 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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The Devil in the Dust (Outr...

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Dead Of Light

4.11 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Hand of the King's Evil (Ou...

3.68 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Dispossession

3.76 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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Bridge of Dreams (Selling W...

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Light Errant

4.35 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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Hand Of The King's Evil (Ou...

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The End of All Roads (Outre...

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Collared by L.A. Kornetsky
"This is one I would read again. Interaction between pets was believable & added to a captivating story. Will be reading this author again."
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Collared by L.A. Kornetsky
"Enjoyed story and action which kept moving from scene to scene. Use of animals was not distracting & added another dimension. Will be reading this author in future."
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"Good story especially the inter action between the dog and the cat."
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“Happy is measuring your life against the options and not wanting to change it. It's getting the best of a series of bargains, bad or otherwise.”
Chaz Brenchley, Dead Of Light

“in truth it’s himself that makes this hard for him. When he’s most himself, he’s most aware of what’s happening, where he’s been and where he’s going, how he has to get there. He knows when he’s been raving, he knows when he’s been lost entirely, he may perhaps have some ghost memory of each. And he knows there will be more of each to come, and less of this. Ultimately he knows there will be nothing, and that for him is worse than either. He can lie there and savour his own dying, feel the slow determined tread of it, chart every separate step he’s yet to take. This terrifies him, but not so much as what follows, that logical final step, the being dead.”
Chaz Brenchley, Being Small

“Dreaming's shit, but dying's worse; and watching someone die, that comes somewhere between the two, I guess. It ain't good, but it's got to be better than the other thing, better than doing it yourself. Hasn't it?”
Chaz Brenchley, Dead Of Light

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