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GODSGRAVE B&N special edition

Hello droogs,

Exciting news! I have all the details about our special edition of GODSGRAVE, which will be available only through the fantabulous folks at Barnes and Noble.

This object of purest beauty will include:

  • Full color endpapers, featuring exclusive artwork by my amazing US cover artist, Jason Chan.
  • An exclusive chapter – this was the original first chapter of GODSGRAVE, but over the course of writing the novel, I found it didn’t fit anymore so I had to cut it. This was a true case of killing your darlings, so I’m chuffed you guys will actually get to read it.
  • Plus, EVERY copy will be signed by yours truly.

The B&N special edition of GODSGRAVE is also currently 33% off. Zounds!

You can pre-order the awesome here.

I’m so proud of this books, folks. Can’t wait for you to read it 😀



OBSIDIO Casualty List Contest



The time has come! The title is here! The hour of your death is nigh!

As ILLUMINAE FILES fans will know, we ran a competition last year, giving readers the opportunity to get their names listed among the dead in GEMINA. Well, we’re doing it again with OBSIDIO! Hurrah for murder! What in god’s name is wrong with you people?

In fact, we’re running the biggest deathlist competition the series has ever seen! So now you, your family members, your pets (I’m joking, we’re not killing your pets) have the opportunity to be horribly slaughtered in final book of the series.

So, if you would like the chance to suffer a particularly painful death in the cold belly of space, read on.


Things you must do to win this contest:

  1. Pre-order a copy of OBSIDIO. It does not matter where you do this. Online. Local bookstore. Seedy back alley. Yes, we’re aware some sites don’t have pre-order buttons up yet, just be patient. 🙂 

    Barnes and Noble
    Amazon  [yes we know the HB isn’t up there yet 😦 ]
    Book Depository




  2. Send proof of purchase (scan, photograph) to: next step is VERY IMPORTANT
  3. Along with your proof of purchase you must provide:
    a) Your name. Not a twitter handle. Not a cute nickname. Not a forum avi.
    First name.
    b) You must also include the following declaration within the body of your email:

My name is [insert your name here]. I confirm I am freely agreeing to the use of my name in the series The Illuminae Files. This permission is for all rights and uses, in perpetuity, and I agree I will receive no compensation for the use of my name. I agree the authors and publishers are not obligated to make any corrections or changes to my name in reprints.

The really, really important bit:


That gives you three weeks to save up, rob a liquor store or concoct a complicated confidence scheme in order to get the cash for the pre-order.

We’re kidding. Don’t rob anyone. Ask for it as a birthday present or something, I dunno.


As an added incentive, if you spread the word about this contest, you go into the running to win loot. Just tweet or FB the following:

Want to get your name on the #OBSIDIO casualty list? Make with the clickies. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN INTERNATIONALLY:

You can also include this dandy graphic if you feel the need:

By doing so, you go into the running to win a signed copies of the ILLUMINAE and GEMINA audiobooks. Behold:

Yes, they’ll be signed. Relax.

That’s it! Thanks in advance to all you beautiful people who spread the word!


GODSGRAVE desktops

Hello Droogs,

Like always, I’m putting out some GODSGRAVE desktop images in case you folks wanted to decorate your phones or tablets with the sheer badassery that is this cover. I’m also including the original Jason Chan artwork without Meg Morely’s 100% metal typography, just in case your life is 100% metal already.

You can pre-order GODSGRAVE at the following links:

Amazon/Barnes&Noble/Indiebound/Powells/Book Depository

And remember, the cover competition runs until 31 March. Big scary hugs to everyone who’s already helped to spread the word.

Right click to embiggen the images, then save to your heart’s content.


iPad (these are square to accommodate your screen orientation in both landscape and portrait format)



It is official. BEHOLD!

A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.

Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she’s told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia’s suspicions about the Red Church’s true motives begin to grow.

When it’s announced that Scaeva will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end the man who ended her world. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between love and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.

Set in the world of Nevernight, which Publishers Weekly called “absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness,” Godsgrave will continue to thrill and satisfy fantasy fans everywhere.

GODSGRAVE is out September 5. You can preorder at the following links (aus links to come):


Barnes and Noble



Book Depository



Throw a snaga on the barbie, maaaate

Droogs, excellent news: NEVERNIGHT has been nominated for the prestigious David Gemmell legend award!

This is my second nomination for the Legend, the first being for STORMDANCER. I was a huge fan of Laird Gemmell’s work when I was a wee nipper, so being nominated for an award with his name on it is a huge honor.My inner nerd is doing small, uncoordinated cartwheels as we speak.

For those who don’t know, finalists for the Legend Award get a cool as fuuuuuck mini replica of Snaga, the Axe of Deathwalker (which features in Gemmell’s Legend series). My first mini snaga is pictured above. The winner of the Legend gets a bigger version – not quite life-sized, but big enough to get you arrested in airports.

So, if you’d like to arm me with a huge replica of a demonically possessed battle axe, click the link below to vote: ‪


Also, NEVERNIGHT has been nominated for Best Fantasy in the 2017 Aurealis Awards, and GEMINA has been nominated in Best Young Adult and Best Science Fiction at the same show. GEMINA has also been nominated for the very prestigious Leading Edge Indie Awards, and a miiiiighty fancy LOCUS award.

And last but not least, along with its other accolades, ILLUMINAE just picked up a gong at the 2016 Cybils awards. Thanks to all the organizers and wonderful judges 🙂

Thanks for all your support!

It has a title



Cover reveal and synopsis coming soon, droogs 😀


GEMINA launch!


I have returned alive from our tour of the US promoting GEMINA, and have survived the Trumpocalypse. Hopefully you’re following me on other realms of social media where I’m way more active, and have been keeping up with the news, but just in case, I’m going to post a few pics of our amazing GEMINA launch party for the folks who couldn’t attend.

This was the single biggest show Amie and I have ever played, with almost 300 people packed into the Victoria State Library to help launch of our strange little bookthing. Huge thanks to Adele and all the crew at the Center for Youth Literature, as well as the mighty crew at our Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, along with the folks at SLV for loaning us the use of their digs.

There are more pics over on my facebook page. Enjoy!