Just thought I'd point out that there is a good interview with Brit fantasy author James Barclay over at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist.
James talks about both his Raven series and his Ascendants duology, so it's a great chance for those that have never read any of James's books to find out a bit more about his work.
Personally I've read the first three of his Raven books, and enjoyed them; plenty of magic, battles and general mayhem.
The interview can be found here: http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2008/01/new-james-barclay-interview.html
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