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Tolkien early on, then just great prose and wonderful characters where ...more

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I studied Creative Writing and Philosophy at university before going on to do a variety of jobs including teaching and running my own business before I got into videogames as a Producer for most of my career since.

Snakewood is my debut and is the first novel I've written!

I live in the southeast of England, though I grew up in Barry, South Wales.

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Adrian Selby Hi Eric, so glad you liked it! Well, I've just signed a new two book deal with Orbit for more in the world of Snakewood, but I'm going back 250 years …moreHi Eric, so glad you liked it! Well, I've just signed a new two book deal with Orbit for more in the world of Snakewood, but I'm going back 250 years to tell the story of the origin of The Post. That'll be out next year I'm afraid! At some point in the future I do plan to return and tell the story of the world events (and some of the characters who survived SW) happening just after it ends :)(less)
Adrian Selby Hi there Thomas, thanks for asking. It won't be. It's the second of three standalone books set in the world of Sarun, Snakewood being the first.

There …more
Hi there Thomas, thanks for asking. It won't be. It's the second of three standalone books set in the world of Sarun, Snakewood being the first.

There are certainly links between the three, but not dependencies, so it won't matter what order you read them, though if you need to be chronological, you'd read The Winter Road first :)(less)
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Snakewood

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Books – Stop Being Reasonable & The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

With regard to arguing with others about who we should be and how we should act, I wrote recently about how hard I’ve found it to change my mind. So, after the edits and proofs of my forthcoming novel Brother Red, I managed to get stuck into a book I’d bought a while ago precisely because it promised an exploration of how we actually change our minds.


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With regard to arguing with others about who we should be and how we should act, I wrote recently about how hard I’ve found it to change my mind. So, Read more of this blog post »
The Winter Road by Adrian Selby
"This is just so boring. Strangely written too"
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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin
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If you try to write fiction and you care about prose, care about finding the identity of your characters and care about finding the truths of experience, I'd be gobsmacked if you didn't find Atwood one of the finest ever novelists writing in english. ...more
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The Winter Road by Adrian Selby
"The first two thirds of 'The Winter Road' is 4 star material. The characters are expertly drawn and the basic plot is well laid out with lots of action and suspense. I admit that I was, at times, a bit frustrated with the book's dialogue as the indiv" Read more of this review »
Adrian Selby and 6 other people liked LJ Waguespack's review of The Winter Road:
The Winter Road by Adrian Selby
"Gritty, raw, compelling, and emotionally powerful book. I have read other reviews comparing this author to Joe Abercrombie, John Gwynne and frankly that is one reason I chose to read this work and it is well deserved. An emotionally powerful, epic ta" Read more of this review »
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Ravencry by Ed McDonald
Ravencry (Raven's Mark #2)
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J.R.R. Tolkien by Wayne G. Hammond
Hi all, might this be the definitive collection of his artwork? I'm looking for a book that has 'everything he did', rather than a book focusing on the art he created for particular works. Thanks.
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
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More of Adrian's books…
“You want to build something what's been tore down, choose a woman. You want to tear something down, choose a man.”
Adrian Selby, Snakewood

“I put aside the fears that slithered into my thoughts as I closed my eyes to better breathe him in.”
Adrian Selby, The Winter Road

“All our rivers cut the world's face, until we slow into the lakes of our reckoning.”
Adrian Selby, Snakewood

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