Michael R. Baker

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Michael R. Baker studied history at University of Sunderland, and at last he found a use for his degree. The idea for Counterbalance came off the back of an exhausting bus journey, ironically starting an even longer voyage into writing and publishing fantasy. Alongside his passion for storytelling and worldbuilding, Michael is an avid video gamer and cartographer, bringing his fantasy world and others from the mind onto paper reality. The Thousand Scars is Michael’s debut novel, and the first of the epic fantasy series.

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It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Been swamped with work. I’m back with another interview this time with T. Norman, author of Blood Stained Heir.



First of all, tell me about yourself! What do you write?


Well, my name is T. Norman and I write epic fantasy. It’s somewhere between YA and New Adult. There are young characters and old, so it’s not really YA, and it has many adult themes present but if it...

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In all seriousness, this is a short yet brilliant tale of a boy with cancer, that explores the perils and beauties of time travel, a friendship with his fellow group of oddball friends and a new girl, th
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I just finished reading Michael Baker's 'The Thousand Scars' which is the first novel in his Counterbalance series. It's dark, gritty and although some people may disagree with me,..." Read more of this review »
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“Elend smiled. "Oh, come on. You have to admit that you're unusual, Vin. You're like some strange mixture of a noblewoman, a street urchin, and a cat. Plus, you've mangaged - in our short three years together - to kill not only my god, but my father, my brother, and my fiancée. That's kind of like a homicidal hat trick.”
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“Elend started. "Vin!" Then, he smiled. "What took you so long?"
"I got delayed by an Inquistor and a dark god," she said. "Now hustle.”
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You act as if I were your enemy.
“You are my enemy. You seek to end the things I love.”
And is an ending always bad? it asked. Must not all things, even worlds, someday end?
“There is no need to hasten that end,” Vin said. “No reason to force it.”
All things are subject to their own nature, Vin, Ruin said, seeming to flow around her. She could feel its touch on her—wet and delicate, like mist. You cannot blame me for what I am. Without me, nothing would end. Nothing could end. And therefore, nothing could grow. I am life. Would you fight life itself?
Vin fell silent.
Do not mourn because the day of this world’s end has arrived, Ruin said. That end was ordained the very day of the world’s conception. There is a beauty in death—the beauty of finality, the beauty of completion.
For nothing is truly complete until the day it is finally destroyed.

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“I am mountains that crush. I am waves that crash. I am storms that shatter. I am the end.
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“As the Dark Lord spoke when he saw the Archangel Michael descending upon him: We are in some serious shit.”
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