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The UK Unfettered Out Today!


PRESS RELEASE: UNFETTERED PUBLISHED IN UK/AUSTRALIA TODAY Today, Orbit Books UK digitally releases UNFETTERED: TALES BY MASTERS OF FANTASY. It’s a stunning and diverse collection of fantasy fiction from some of the biggest names in the fantasy genre – including Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett, Mark Lawrence, Naomi Novik, Kevin Hearne, Michael J. [...]

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Contest: Unfettered Audiobook


Unfettered has been available now for more than seven months as a hardback and an ebook. For those of you who do not know, Unfettered is the anthology that helped me pay off the medical debt accrued from treating 2011 cancer. I didn’t have health insurance due to a pre-existing condition and sadly Hodgkin’s lymphoma [...]

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Naomi Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee!

Tomorrow, Naomi Novik will testify before a congressional subcommittee regarding fair use protections. There will be a streaming broadcast, and she’s already submitted written testimony.

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Tantor Audiobooks Holiday Discount!

Happy Holidays! If you are following Tantor Audio on Facebook and Twitter (and if not, won’t you please take a moment to do so now), you already know that their annual holiday sale has begun! Every audiobook is now 50% off at, some priced as low as $6.99. They have produced two audiobooks of [...]

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The Audible Edition of Blood of Tyrants

Blood of Tyrants is published by in audiobook form. But apparently, there were some problems with the audiobook itself. Errors, if you want to call them that. Problems that needed to be fixed with the production of the audiobook. You fans noticed them and notified us. Naomi talked to her agent who talked to [...]

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Kickstarter: Support Fantastic Fiction

As some of you may know, Matt Kressel and Ellen Datlow are in the midst of running a Kickstarter in order to fund their Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series for the next few years. Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the KGB Bar, 85 [...]

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Chapter One: Blood of Tyrants

Part I Chapter 1 Water lapping salt at his cheek roused him, a fresh cold trickle finding its way into the hollow of sand where his face rested. It spurred him: with an effort he pushed to hands and knees and then up, to stagger indecorously along the shore and fall again at the foot [...]

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eBook: His Majesty’s Dragon is $0.99!

$0.99. A dollar. A buck. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik is a fantastic read, one of the best books to be published in the last decade, in my opinion. Naomi took the Napoleonic Era—with its fleets of warships and nation conflicts—and threw in aerial corps of dragons. The added fantasy element creates a fascinating [...]

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US Cover & Synopsis: Blood of Tyrants

Blood of Tyrants, the new Temeraire novel by Naomi Novik, will be in bookstores this August! It is the second to last book in the series. It’s going to be a sad day when that last book publishes. The dragon Temeraire and his friend Captain Will Laurence have been an important part of my fantasy [...]

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Crucible of Gold UK Date Announced!

Crucible of Gold now has a UK publication date! Crucible will be published on April 30, 2013 in the UK. No word on who is doing the cover or what the cover may look like. When we get an image of it, we’ll be sure to post it. No word yet when Blood of Tyrants, [...]

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