Anna Stephens

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Anna Stephens is the UK-based author of gritty epic fantasy. The Godblind trilogy - Goblind, Darksoul, Bloodchild - is now published in the UK and Commonwealth by HarperVoyager. It is being released separately and in translation (where applicable) in North America, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and Czechoslovakia. You can sign up to her newsletter here: https://anna-stephens.com/get-in-touch/ or her Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/join/annastep...?

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, e
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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 R…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 Hi there! Darksoul, the sequel, is out in the UK and is coming to North America on January 1st! Book 3, Bloodchild, should be out next August in the U…moreHi there! Darksoul, the sequel, is out in the UK and is coming to North America on January 1st! Book 3, Bloodchild, should be out next August in the UK.
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Smart, intrigue-filled fantasy with excellent magic and compelling characters, this is a great debut that tackles power and privilege in a world in which magic is abhorred and magical people condemned to death.
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