Charley Robson

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Geek, bookworm, author - batteries not included.

I was first published as part of the collaborative force behind YA Mystery "St Mallory's Forever!" in 2013, and also hold prizes for a variety of multinational short story and poetry competitions from 2006 to this day.

I graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA in English in 2016, and am now attempting to navigate the wide waters of the real world while grappling with a vast army of unfinished speculative fiction manuscripts, all clamouring to find their way onto the printed page.

When they do, you will be the first to know!

Average rating: 3.73 · 56 ratings · 5 reviews · 2 distinct works
St. Mallory's Forever!

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3.70 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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3.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
" All hail the glitter globe! "
Charley Robson is on page 63 of 248 of The Book of Magic: I forgot how much I loved Garth Nix. I'm on the other side of the world and a full decade older than I was, but it feels like coming home.
The Book of Magic by Gardner Dozois
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Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
" This book destroyed my trust in wizards. Among other things.
I don't think this series is perfect, and I will likely not re-read them for fun ... but A
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" This was the beginning of Republic of Thieves, during the Attempting To Cure Incurable Poison Debacle. "
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‘It’s only common sense, you brick-skulled tub! You obstinate—’ ‘I’ll be back soon.’ ‘. . . obstinate, uh, something . . . something . . . biting and witty and thoroughly convincing! Hey, if you leave now, you’ll miss me being thoroughly convincing! Damn it.’
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‘It’s only common sense, you brick-skulled tub! You obstinate—’ ‘I’ll be back soon.’ ‘. . . obstinate, uh, something . . . something . . . biting and witty and thoroughly convincing! Hey, if you leave now, you’ll miss me being thoroughly convincing! Damn it.’
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‘The bastard,’ said Jean as he threw open the door to the suite’s inner apartment. ‘The motherless Lashani reptile. The greedy son of a piss-bucket and a bad fart.’ ‘My keen grasp of subtle nuance tells me you might be frustrated,’ said Locke.
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Graceling by Kristin Cashore
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I could go on for hours about this book, but I'm going to keep it short.

Graceling really surprised me. I thought I might enjoy it - I liked the core concepts, and the writing style, while simple, was engaging. But I was genuinely surprised by the car
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The Book of Swords by Gardner Dozois
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Excellent stories by excellent authors; I might have come for certain authors, but I don't think there was any story I really didn't enjoy, even if there were some that scratched my itches more than others. I'd even say it's hard to choose a favourit ...more
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Jodi Taylor
“I avoided Thomas Hardy because everyone should, and anyway, I was depressed enough.”
Jodi Taylor, A Trail Through Time

Scott Lynch
“If only this city’s entire population of lurking assholes shared one set of balls, so I could kick it repeatedly.”
Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies

Robin Hobb
“Once I got away from him, I was smart enough to stay away from him. To hunt that one is as wise as to go hunting a porcupine.

I cannot leave this alone, Nighteyes.

I understand. I am the same about porcupines.”
Robin Hobb, Assassin's Quest

George R.R. Martin
“He'll be down with the books. My old septon used to say books are dead men talking. Dead men should keep quiet is what I say. No one wants to hear a dead man's yabber.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

George R.R. Martin
“I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they're going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there's going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don't know how many branches it's going to have, they find out as it grows. And I'm much more a gardener than an architect.”
George R.R. Martin

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