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I'm an Australian author of 30 novels, mainly fantasy. They include the bestselling Three Worlds epic fantasy sequence, which has sold over a million print copies and has been published in 11 countries. It comprises The View from the Mirror quartet, The Well of Echoes quartet and The Song of the Tears trilogy. I’m currently writing the long-awaited sequel to The View from the Mirror, which will be published worldwide by Hachette from late 2015, http://www.ian-irvine.com/threeworlds....
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If you’re interested in fantasy maps, tabletop roleplaying games and world-building, check out Worldspinner (currently in the last stages of crowd-funding). They’ve raised over$60,000 so far, way more than the minimum, so the good news is it’ll soon be all go.They’re starting up an online worldbuilding tool that will allow people to design and map uniquefantasy worlds in minutes.


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A Shadow on the Glass (The ...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,159 ratings — published 1998 — 25 editions
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The Way Between the Worlds ...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,283 ratings — published 1998 — 22 editions
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The Tower on the Rift (The ...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,505 ratings — published 1998 — 23 editions
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Geomancer (The Well of Echo...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,312 ratings — published 1994 — 16 editions
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Dark is the Moon (The View ...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,329 ratings — published 1998 — 24 editions
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Tetrarch: A Tale Of The Thr...
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Chimaera (The Well of Echoe...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 888 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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Alchymist: A Tale Of The Th...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 922 ratings — published 2003 — 14 editions
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The Fate of the Fallen (The...
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Rebellion (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 06, 2012 10:17PM
Description: First 3 chapters of Rebellion, Book 2 of The Tainted Realm, , published in Australia by Orbit October 2012 and worldwide by Orbit April 2013. Audiobook available late 2012.
Grim and Grimmer (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 01, 2011 11:56PM
Description: The Fey Queen is stealing the children of Grimmery for her Collection. She bathes in their nightmares to relieve her own, and there is one nightmare she wants most of all - Ike's. Unfortunately, Ike and his friend Mellie are the only ones who can save Grimmery
Geomancer (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 01, 2011 11:53PM
Description: In the clanker manufactory, Tiaan's controllers are failing. The clankers that rely on them for the war are breaking down and soldiers are dying by the score. And if Tiaan doesn't discover how to fix the problem fast, she'll be next ...
Vengeance (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 30, 2011 05:13PM
Description: The initial chapters of Vengeance, Book 1 of The Tainted Realm, published in Australia by Orbit November 2011 and worldwide by Orbit April 2012.

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A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine
"This is a great fantasy novel, part one of a trilogy, which had action and drama to a shocking end of the story. I rarely read fantasies. But I'm up to making allowances. I had his name under eco-thrillers, in which he did write one. I might read..." Read more of this review »
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"Loved it & am so looking forward to The Tower on the Rift."
A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine
"This was a cracking series and the characters were excellent. They were unusual characters, very flawed. The story is quite long and again descriptive, but the writing is very strong."
" I'd love to see the books come out in hardcover, Chris. Most of them were published in the big trade paperback editions in Australia and the UK, and I ...more"
Justice by Ian Irvine
" I recall similar panics, but I've had quite a few chats with my publishers over the years about book titles, and they generally don't see two books ha ...more"
" Thank you for saying so. I'm hoping that with the relaunch and new covers they'll get a new lease of life, which often happens. I enjoyed the first bo ...more"
" Thanks for saying so, Lauria. I'm excited too. It's going to be an almighty writing challenge though. "
" Afraid not, Crystal. Maybe next year. "
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“My name is Llian. I've come to save you."
Said to Karan just before Llian falls flat on his face in front of her.”
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“Xervish Flydd, to Nish. 'You took your bloody time, Nish. I expected you nine years ago.”
Ian Irvine, The Fate of the Fallen

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“My name is Llian. I've come to save you."
Said to Karan just before Llian falls flat on his face in front of her.”
Ian Irvine, A Shadow on the Glass

“Xervish Flydd, to Nish. 'You took your bloody time, Nish. I expected you nine years ago.”
Ian Irvine, The Fate of the Fallen

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