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James Barclay


UK flag (b.1965)

James Barclay was born in 1965 and is the most successful UK fantasy writer of his generation.

After multiple jobs from the age of 23, including a parcel delivery driver (where he lasted just nine weeks) he left Insight Investment in March 2004 to write full-time.

Barclay is currently married to his wife Clare, and they both live in Teddington. Their first child, a boy, was born on 25 January 2007.
 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
 
Series
Chronicles of the Raven
   1. Dawnthief (1999)
   2. Noonshade (2000)
   3. Nightchild (2001)
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Legends of the Raven
   1. Elfsorrow (2002)
   2. Shadowheart (2003)
   3. Demonstorm (2004)
   4. Ravensoul (2008)
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Novels
   Vault of Deeds (2008)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Light Stealer (2003)
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Graphic Novels show
 
James Barclay recommends
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The Coward (2021)
(Coward, book 1)
Stephen Aryan
"Sparkling action sequences punctuate keen dialogue and a journey full of colour and interest... Compelling, consuming and a novel in which no character can be considered supporting cast... Bring on the sequel."
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The End of Magic (2019)
Mark Stay
"The sort of book you give to people who say 'prove to me why I should read fantasy'… A simply terrific read."
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Stranger of Tempest (2016)
(God Fragments, book 1)
Tom Lloyd
". . . an outstanding and refreshingly original work of fantasy fiction; and even in a genre crowded with incredible talent and content, it will undoubtedly stand out and, I hope, propel Tom centre-stage where he clearly now belongs."

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Anthologies containing stories by James Barclay
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Ten Tall Tales (2016)
And Twisted Limericks
edited by
Ian Whates
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Fantasy-Faction Anthology (2015)
edited by
Marc Aplin and Jennie Ivins
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Legends (2013)
(Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell, book 1)
edited by
Ian Whates

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Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : Demonstorm


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