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I am a novelist, poet, blogger, interviewer, and lover of story.

My first novel "Thornspell", (Knopf) was published to critical praise in 2008, and in 2012 "The Heir Of Night", The Wall Of Night Book One, won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer and the Sir Julius Vogel Award 2011 for Best Novel.

"The Gathering of The Lost", (The Wall Of Night Book Two), was shortlisted for the David Gemmell Legend Award in 2013. I have recently completed the manuscript for "Daughter Of Blood", (The Wall Of Night Book Three)and have commenced work on the fourth and final novel in the series.

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Helen Lowe Hi Jesslyn,

Thank you for your question regarding the "when" for WALL#4 (working title, The Chaos Gate.)

The book is currently "in progress" on the…more
Hi Jesslyn,

Thank you for your question regarding the "when" for WALL#4 (working title, The Chaos Gate.)

The book is currently "in progress" on the authorial front but has suffered from delays that have chiefly arisen from my mother-in-law's terminal illness and recent passing. As I am sure you can imagine it has been a difficult time on the family front and much as I wish the writing was not affected by such big life events, unfortunately it is not immune.

As an avid reader myself, I very much appreciate how tough it is to become engaged with a series and then have to wait for the next installment. So I am always conscious of "readers waiting" as I work on the next book and also aware that a delay is not good news, for which I can only apologize, most sincerely.

As well as assuring you that writing is progressing, however, I'm also committed to ensuring that the story is the best it can be, which can also take time -- but with the hope that it will ultimately deliver on reader experience.

warm regards, HelenL






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Helen Lowe Hi Zainab, I'm glad you like the WALL series worldbuilding. In terms of your question, the reply will be longish, so leave it with me a little longer…moreHi Zainab, I'm glad you like the WALL series worldbuilding. In terms of your question, the reply will be longish, so leave it with me a little longer and I'll get back to you with a reply that I hope will be useful. Dear not, though, I shall reply again.🙂 Regards, HelenL(less)
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A Geography Of Haarth: Southern Realms (Updated)

The Wall of Night Series map; artist Peter Fitzpatrick

From January 25, 2013 to November 25, 2014, the series explored locations encountered in The Heir Of Night and The Gathering Of The Lost.

Now the series has resumed to traverse the geography of Daughter Of Blood (The Wall Of Night Book Three.)

The new series comprises updates of previous entries as well as new listings.

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"Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett is one of my favourite books — it took me by surprise when I first read it and I absolutely loved it from about, oh, page one…! (Don’t you love it when a book does that?)

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The short version is that I really enjoyed "Zero World."

Here, for the slightly longer version, is why. "Zero World" is what I would call a SF thriller, in the sense that the concept is science fictional, i.e. space travel, wormholes, and mirror world
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A friend loaned me The Outcast from her bookshelf because I said I felt like a break from SFF (Which I do read a lot if, it being "my" genre, so to speak.)

She thought I might enjoy it and she was right, I did. The Outcast is about 1950s, middle class
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"The Three-Body Problem" comes with very good credentials, winning the Chinese Science Fiction Galaxy Award in 2006, being nominated for the Nebula Award in 2014 and winning the Hugo Award in 2015.

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Magpie Murders is a whodunnit, very much in the style of the classic crime writers such as Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh. It’s even set in a 1950s English village.

One of the stories, that is.

Because this, you see, is a whodunnit within a whodunnit,
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“You don’t have to be like them,” Kalan said. “Kinship, for all its importance, is an accident of birth. Who we associate with and how we act in this life is always choice, however much we may pretend otherwise, even to ourselves.”
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