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Mazarkis Williams is a writer with roots in both the US and the UK, having worked in and been educated in both countries. Each year is divided between Boston and Bristol and a teleport booth is always top of the Christmas wish-list.

Mazarkis has degrees in history and physics, and a diverse set of interests accumulated while mispending a hectic youth. Cooking has always been a passion, and in addition to feeding six children and a sizeable herd of cats, Mazarkis regularly caters for crowds of permanently hungry friends.

The Emperor's Knife is Mazarkis' first novel.

Average rating: 3.40 · 1,710 ratings · 247 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
The Emperor's Knife (Tower ...
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 1,366 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Thank you for participating in a text-based contest. I know it's so 90s, and that it's not easy for everyone to put their writing out there. So thank you.

Everybody won, so the only reason I got the dice out was to see who got first choice on their book preferences. If I assigned you a book you simply don't want, let me know and we'll talk.

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2015 Series Reads

This will decide our Series Reads for 2015
Depending on the length of the series, we will read the top few choices, so choose carefully!

Promise of Blood-Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan
  30 votes, 17.9%

  20 votes, 11.9%

Legend-Drenai by David Gemmell
  19 votes, 11.3%

  18 votes, 10.7%

The Emperor's Knife-Tower and Knife Trilogy byMazarkis Williams
  15 votes, 8.9%

Shadowmarch-Shadowmarch by Tad Williams
  15 votes, 8.9%

  11 votes, 6.5%

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  10 votes, 6.0%

Kushiel's Scion-Imriel's trilogy byJacqueline Carey
  6 votes, 3.6%

The Broken Crown-The Sun Sword by Michelle West
  6 votes, 3.6%

Thinblade-Sovereign of the 7 Islands by David A. Wells
  3 votes, 1.8%

Rules of Ascension-Winds of the Forelands by David B. Coe
  2 votes, 1.2%

Prospero Lost-Prospero's daughter by L. Jagi Lamplighter
  2 votes, 1.2%


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