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Brian Staveley

Brian Staveley is the author of The Emperor's Blades, first book of the epic fantasy trilogy.

Brian has taught literature, religion, history, and philosophy, all subjects that influence his novels, and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University. He works as an editor for Antilever Press, and has published poetry and essays, both in print and on-line. He lives in Vermont with his wife and young son, and divides his time between running trails, splitting wood, writing, and baby-wrangling.

Genres: Fantasy
Brian Staveley recommends
The Mirror Empire (2014)
(Worldbreaker Saga, book 1)
Kameron Hurley
"The Mirror Empire is epic in every sense of the word. Hurley has built a world - no, worlds - in which cosmology and magic, history and religion, politics and prejudice all play crucial roles. Prepare yourself for sentient plants, rifts in the fabric of reality, and remarkable powers that wax and wane with the stars themselves. Forget all about tentative, conventional fantasy; there's so much great material in here that Hurley needs more than one universe in order to fit it all in."
Blackwing (2017)
(Raven's Mark, book 1)
Ed McDonald
"Original world-building and unforgettable characters make Blackwing a dark, powerful debut."
The Midnight Front (2018)
(Dark Arts , book 1)
David Mack
"A rollicking, high-stakes adventure with action tailor-made for the movies."
Tides of the Titans (2019)
(Titan's Forest Trilogy, book 3)
Thoraiya Dyer
"Everything you expect from a great epic-quests, fearless warriors, gods born again-but [a] rich and vivid original setting."
Smoke and Stone (2019)
(City of Sacrifice, book 1)
Michael R Fletcher
"The fertile of Mesoamerican, warped through the lens of Fletcher's hyperkinetic imagination, yields hypnotic, terrifying results."

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