Monday, 22 June 2015

Interview in Reading Zone

There is an interview this week on The Reading Zone. Read it here.

Monday, 8 June 2015

We Love This Book piece on Fantasy

I've written a piece on my favourite fantasy novels for young people of the last seven years, for We Love This Book. Read it here.

Review of The King's Shadow in LoveReading4Kids

PW: Photo by Izzy Mathie
Julia Eccleshare has reviewed The King's Shadow in LoveReading4Kids. Read it here.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Review of THE KING'S SHADOW in Literary Review

Another review of THE KING'S SHADOW, this one in the June issue of Literary Review. It's not available online, but I'll quote the relevant part here: "Yet The King's Shadow, like The Broken King and Womack's two previous books, remains full of atmosphere, menace and lightly-worn learning. Classical influence is evident in the lunar names of King Selenus and his daughter and in the compass directions of the Roman winds; and there are nice, unsettling touches of warped courtliness and chivalry throughout. A darkly disconcerting high fantasy, in the vein of Alan Garner or Susan Cooper, it should appeal to adventurous young readers."

Review of THE KING'S SHADOW in The Financial Times

There's something especially thrilling about being reviewed in The Financial Times - the lovely pink broadsheet, the quiet seriousness of the paper. So I was delighted to see a review of THE KING'S SHADOW in last weekend's paper, which you can read online here.

The picture on the left was taken at the department store, Manns of Cranleigh, where my books have their own display - do go and check them out.