Anna Stephens

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Anna Stephens is a UK-based author of gritty epic fantasy. Her debut novel, Godblind, is published through Harper Voyager, with the sequel Darksoul coming in 2018 and the final book in the trilogy in 2019. You can sign up to her newsletter here: https://anna-stephens.com/get-in-touch/

They say blood begets blood. In the country of Rilpor, if you spill enough of it, blood begets gods.

Anna has a BA (Hons) in Literature from the Open University and has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. She much prefers the worlds she makes up to the real thing, even if most of her characters meet sticky ends.

Anna lives with her husband, a huge book, music and movie collection, and no pets. She intends to remedy this lack of furry friends
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Anna Stephens Hi, I have SO MANY favourite books we'd be here all day if I listed them! Top 5 are Lord of the Rings (trilogy, but I count it as one!), Green River…moreHi, I have SO MANY favourite books we'd be here all day if I listed them! Top 5 are Lord of the Rings (trilogy, but I count it as one!), Green River Rising, Shogun, The Heroes and The Sunne In Splendour. I think everything I read can be inspiration of sorts, but I have to be careful that inspiration doesn't become plagiarism! But I'm always curious to see how other authors handle certain topics or situations. There's always something to learn. (less)
Anna Stephens I wanted to write a story that had elements of issues we face in the world now, but couch them in a very different setting. I've always been…moreI wanted to write a story that had elements of issues we face in the world now, but couch them in a very different setting. I've always been fascinated by religion and how people can use it to justify committing all sorts of horrors. People use major religions of this world to justify murder, rape, theft and all sorts, though they profess to worship a loving god. So I wanted to see what people would be like who worshipped gods that didn't profess to be good. Turns out they're no different to any militant fanatic. (less)
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Compellingly told and utterly original, I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel. The language, voice and ideas are richly conceived and vibrantly alive, and the premise itself is compelling and, slowly, terrifying.
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