Anna Stephens is the UK-based author of the Godblind trilogy, a grimdark, epic fantasy feast concerning gods, religious and political warfare, betrayal, love and the end of all things.
She has a BA (Hons) in Literature and a Diploma in Creative Writing, both from the Open University. Anna has previously been published in several small presses over the years
Anna Stephens has worked in a variety of roles over the years, the latest being in corporate communications for an international law firm. She’s currently attempting to be a full-time writer, much to her husband’s amusement. Anna loves all things speculative, from books to film to TV, but if you disagree keep it to yourself as she’s also a second Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate.
Anna Stephens recommends
The Song of All (2018)
(Legacy of the Heavens, book 1)
Tina LeCount Myers
"A beautifully realized world, both familiar and strange, with charismatic characters and a rich tapestry of history. . . a vivid and engrossing debut."
Smoke Eaters (2018)
(Smoke Eaters, book 1)
"Smoke Eaters is a thrilling, exciting, funny and strangely heart-warming book, and Grigsby’s experience as a firefighter shines through on every page, lending grit and realism to this rollicking ride of a tale in which firefighters become dragon-slayers. It’s exactly as bonkers and as brilliant as you’d expect and I look forward to more from this author."
The Traitor God (2018)
(Age of Tyranny, book 1)
"An assured and complex debut novel with a main protagonist of questionable loyalty and morals that, despite yourself, you can’t help but love. It’s not often you come across a fresh voice and a fresh take on magic, but The Traitor God gives both. Moments of absolute horror sit cheek by jowl with humour of the blackest kind and some of the monstrous creations in this book are nauseatingly wonderful. After a slightly slow start I found it increasingly difficult to put this book down. I dearly hope we get to see more of Magus Edrin Walker in future books."
Priest of Bones (2018)
(War for the Rose Throne, book 1)
"Fresh and compelling . . . Mashing together soldiers, gangsters, magic and war into a heady mix that is a hulking big brother to The Lies of Locke Lamora, this is the first in an unmissable series."
The Gutter Prayer (2019)
(Black Iron Legacy, book 1)
"Laced with the blackest of humour and packed with magic and mayhem, this is fantasy turned up to 11."
The Black Hawks (2019)
(Articles of Faith, book 1)
"A remarkably assured debut I can’t wait to see what happens next."
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