The Children of Gods and Fighting Men is a mix of political intrigue, intimate character-work and vast, effective world-building; it was a joy to read and would certainly appeal to those fantasy fans who don’t necessarily need their action upfront and overwhelming, for its pages are etched with rich characters and a complex storyline.
I’ve been writing for a long time. I’ve met many people along the way, some at the start of their journey, others already published. There are so many books out there – many of them are just brilliant. Writing something to match these lofty standards can seem impossible. How do you write a book that can sit on a shelf beside Tolkien and Mantel and Sanderson and Hobb?