Jasper Kent has released a short video where he talks a bit about his novel Twelve (one of my anticipated reads for 2009) and its influences. I particularly like the fact that Twelve is the first novel of a quintet, that will cover a period of over 100 years from the Napoleonic war to the First World War. And I'm looking forward to finding out which character it is that survives to the last book...given the time-span involved, it's clearly not a human! ;)
I've almost finished reading Twelve, and will have a review up shortly. In the meantime, check out the video:
Speculative Horizons is a UK-based blog dedicated to discovering the best in speculative fiction. Here you'll find book reviews, author interviews, artwork for upcoming releases, and commentary on all aspects of the genre.
A child of the eighties, I was raised on a steady diet of Ghostbusters, Thundercats and Transformers. I eventually discovered fantasy books via the awesome Fighting Fantasy series, and my love of fantasy led me to create Speculative Horizons, a popular book review blog I ran for three years. In 2010 I joined Orbit to work as an editorial assistant.