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Jonathan French

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Jonathan French is the author of the Autumn’s Fall Saga and The Grey Bastards. His debut novel, The Exiled Heir, was nominated for Best First Novel at the Georgia Author of the Year Awards in 2012. His second book, The Errantry of Bantam Flyn, rose to #6 on the Kindle Norse/Viking Fantasy bestseller list, proudly sharing the top ten with Neil Gaiman. His newest work, The Grey Bastards, is best described as “Sons of Anarchy…with half-orcs” and is poised to be his biggest seller to date. The book is currently a finalist in The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #SPFBO. An outspoken advocate on the merits and future of independent publishing, Jonathan has led panel discussions at conventions such as DragonCon, TimeGate, and CONjuration. Recently, ...more

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Jonathan French Hey, Sean! Thanks for the question. Yes, I am writing Bastards 3 now, but don't have a release date yet. There will be four books in this first series…moreHey, Sean! Thanks for the question. Yes, I am writing Bastards 3 now, but don't have a release date yet. There will be four books in this first series. (less)
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Glad to hear you are enjoying the book! The True Bastards will go to the test-readers soon. If all goes well with them and edits don't take too …more
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Glad to hear you are enjoying the book! The True Bastards will go to the test-readers soon. If all goes well with them and edits don't take too long, then it should launch Fall of this year (hopefully October). So, fingers crossed. Thanks for the question and the support. Live in the saddle! (less)
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"I first became aware of this book through the Mark Lawrence SPFBO competition, where it held the highest average rating. Being "in between books" I decided to give it a go. In terms of genre, it's decidedly "fantasy", in so much as we have orcs, half" Read more of this review »
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"Uhad Ul-badir Taruk Ultani," the wizard said with a small dip of his chin.

Jackal blinked. "That name is a fucking nightmare. I'm going to call you Crafty.”
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