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Mark Chadbourn
A two-time winner of the prestigious British Fantasy Award, Mark has published his epic, imaginative novels in many countries around the world. He grew up in the mining community of the English Midlands, and was the first person in his family to go to university. After studying Economic History... show more



A two-time winner of the prestigious British Fantasy Award, Mark has published his epic, imaginative novels in many countries around the world. He grew up in the mining community of the English Midlands, and was the first person in his family to go to university. After studying Economic History at Leeds, he became a successful journalist, writing for several of the UK's renowned national newspapers as well as contributing to magazines and TV.When his first short story won Fear magazine's Best New Author award, he was snapped up by an agent and subsequently published his first novel, Underground, a supernatural thriller set in the coalfields of his youth. Quitting journalism to become a full-time author, he has written stories which have transcended genre boundaries, but is perhaps best known in the fantasy field.Mark has also forged a parallel career as a screenwriter with many hours of produced work for British television. He is a senior writer for BBC Drama, and is also developing new shows for the UK and US.An expert on British folklore and mythology, he has held several varied and colourful jobs, including independent record company boss, band manager, production line worker, engineer's 'mate', and media consultant.Having travelled extensively around the world, he has now settled in a rambling house in the middle of a forest not far from where he was born.

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The best books you never read
The best books you never read rated it 7 years ago
Okay first off I am going to say we all know I love fantasy. I adore it and I adore short stories. It is what got me started as a writer. But! And there is a but. You see one of the things that drives me nuts is a story where the author is taking themselves too seriously. They are not writing a st...
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Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 8 years ago
There were times that it lost my attention but overall I was very caught up with this story of Elizabethan England and some spies who weren't involved in the normal spying, but where involved with the things that go bumb in the night. Those things that could drive you mad, that peasant superstition...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it 8 years ago
This is not the fault of the author, but my enjoyment of this book was marred by one thing - I kept wondering what it would have been like if written by another author.This book is a fantasy set in Elizabethan England. It is about the Fae and their interactions with humans. Kit Marlowe is a minor ch...
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it 10 years ago
A fascinating fantasy take on Elizabethan England.The story centres around Will Swyfte who is the most famous spy in all of England. Only the title is a facade. He never went on any of the quests the stories about him refer to. The truth is he is a spy who fights against unseen arcane forces that th...
Redacted
Redacted rated it 10 years ago
Cleansed and Set in Gold-- Matthew Sturges. A superhero gets his powers in a very un-superheroic way. A story exploring the depraved things people will do to gain or maintain power. 4.5/5Where Their Worm Dieth Not-- James Maxeyfable like tale of the ultimate end of superheroes 4/5Secret Identity-...
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