Reading Waterstones Interview
Sword & Laser Hangout
SFBC 2013 NYCC Interview
Left Lion Interview
Emily Cooper interviews me after a signing at Waterstones in the U.K. Check out the full interview here.
The Story Board – Writing Fantastic Sex
The Play’s the Thing – The Story Board Ep. 4
Watch Peat, Myke Cole, Naomi Novik and Saladin Ahmed discuss role playing games on Pat Rothfuss’s new Geek and Sundry show.
Suvudu at NYCC
I did this short interview with Shawn Speakman of Suvudu at NYCC last year. I talk about how my life changed since I became a published author, and getting to meet other authors.
Epic Fantasy Author Panel
While at NYCC I was on a panel with a few other fantasy authors, including Naomi Novik, Brandon Sanderson and Jim Butcher, where we talk about epic fantasy and copying other writers.
You can also find a transcript of the panel here.
Forum Fantastico 2010
Here is an interview I did while in Portugal for Sapo.
Voyager Desert Spear
While I was in London, I recorded this 4-16-2010 video interview with Voyager books about The Desert Spear. I think it came out pretty good once they edited out my babboon-like gibbering:
I did this video interview for the folks at Voyager in conjunction with Amazon. Take a drink every time I say “uh” or “um” and you’ll be hammered by the time it’s over!
Here is a video interview I did for Heyne in Germany for their magisce bestseller page:
Reading is My Superpower
Annie the Superfast Reader wrote a great early review of The Warded Man, and interviewed me in January 2009 for her blog, Reading is My Superpower. Check out my Reading is my Superpower interview here.
There are about a billion reviews of The Demon Cycle books on the web already. Just about all of them can be found by clicking the “reviews” tag in my blog, but since that can be tedious, I will start compiling them here as well. These are just a small selection of the many reviews of my books. In the more recent ones, I will try to note which have plot spoilers and which don’t, so if you haven’t read the book, you won’t accidentally find out more than you want to know. We will start with the most recent releases:
The Skull Throne
While these books have never been a picnic in the sun, this time it’s a much much darker tale – and people get hurt. VIP people. The people you thought were surely safe. While I’m totally cool with an author doing whatever he does, certain passages did cause me to hyperventilate or in fact had me shouting at the book and the cursed heavy pages, spluttering with fury, with rage, with tears in my eyes, with eternal loss. Just writing this, recalling how it felt, made me cry. This book hits hard.
All in all I loved The Skull Throne even as it left me positively shaking with disbelief with the events of the last 100 pages. Peter Brett is an amazing author and readers will clearly be clamoring. His characters are complicated, his story full of action and enough surprises to keep any reader guessing, and the book runs at a pace that will entrance even the most jaded of readers.
There are moments of quiet happiness for the characters, times for the readers to rejoice and laugh out loud at choice bits of dialog. However there are also great moments of sadness and tragedy. It’s an emotional rollercoaster, but Brett’s penchant for storytelling makes it a delicious journey as it is so easy to lose yourself in the characters and this fantastical world he has created.
That’s one thing I don’t have to worry about with the Demon Cycle. Peter V. Brett doesn’t have a single “strong female character,” but dozens, all given ample development time through the course of the series. It’s made abundantly clear in this installment is that women have at least as much (if not far more) influence over events than men. And they are women from all walks of life – villagers, royals, warriors, healers, politickers, princesses – the list goes on. Though I didn’t count, I’m left with the impression that there just might be more female than male characters in this book. And that’s a good feeling to have.
Faire’s Far Book Review was one of the first Skull Throne reviews, going live on February 3rd! Here’s a little tidbit for those of you not interested in specific spoilers:
The Skull Throne is exploding with action that will leave you breathless and wanting more! Leesha is finally becoming a heroine I can rally behind as events force her to become the kick-ass woman she was born to be. The amount of back-stabbing, murdering, and mayhem will have you shouting “NO” and sitting back, whispering “WOW”
Forget True Blood. Forget Game of Thrones. The Demon Cycle should be a television series!!
Review from Book Frivolity. Check out what she has to say:
Skull Throne highlights the consequences of the various character’s past actions and decisions; how they have affected those around them as well as the progression of magic within the world. And by the end, the consequences are massive. Heart thumping, adrenalin pumping consequences. The crescendo is near perfect!
Review from Beauty in Ruins, written by Bob R. Milne. Here’s a snippet:
Not only does Brett open up the world and broaden the scope with The Skull Throne, but he breathes new life and new excitement into a series that, suddenly, no longer seems to be heading for such an inevitable conclusion. There’s new doubt cast upon the very idea of The Deliverer, the nature of good versus evil, and our assumptions about the desert dwellers and the greenlanders.<
The Daylight War
In the first week of sales, The Daylight War was #3 on the London Times hardcover fiction list! Check it out:
Make sure you check out the beautifully animated U.K. Daylight War book trailer:
Review by Hannah Rose on Realm of Reviews calls The Demon Cycle “creative and incredibly fun”.
Review from Serendipity Reviews by Vivienne
The Great Bazaar
User reviews on Amazon.
The Desert Spear
The Warded Man
Warded Man review on Grasping for the Wind. No spoilers.
Warded Man review in January Magazine. No spoilers.
Glowing, spoiler-free Warded Man review on scififanletter.
Only minor early character arc spoilers in this glowing Warded Man Review on Walker of Worlds.