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Derfel Cadarn

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About Derfel Cadarn

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  • Birthday 05/31/1979

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    Binge reading

    I've done it quite a lot. Did it with Eddings (Belgariad), Robert Jordan (books 2-8, read 1 a few months earlier, wasnt fussed by it, and bought book 2 just to kill time on the train. Loved it and binged the other books out at that time in just over a week.) Inread thr first 3 Harry Potter books in a day, thrn thr 4th the day after. Thr 5th came out a few months after.
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    My new daughter

    My firstborn, Sophie, was born a couple days ago, 5 weeks early (several days into my wife's supposed 5week pre-birth holiday). My wife's home tonight, baby's still in hospital but doing well.
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    The Witcher on Netflix.

    Its implied the humans in the witcher world are future Earthers who fled earth after screwing it up, so they likely would be racially diverse.
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    UK Politics: This Country is Going to the Moggs

    Daily Mash are having a field day
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    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    Its strange - since the last book came out I've met my now-wife, got married, got a new job (same organisation tho), sold my flat, bought a house, got published, and have a baby due very soon.
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    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    It's been about four years since the last Dresden Files book, which is unusual given there was previously only one or two years between books. The first Anno Dracula book counts as urban fantasy imho. The overarching plot is that Dracula defeated Van Helsing and went on to marry Queen Victoria, vampires coming out publically. It features a lot of characters from other franchises, including James Bond (called Hamish Bond presumably for copyright reasons). The second book is set in WW1, the third is essentially a Bond story. I've still to finish the 4th., set in the late 70's. It does have an excellent early section where Francis Ford Coppolla is making a mash-up of Apocalypse Now and Dracula. I've read Rivers of London, which was ok but didn't really grab me, and the fate of one character was particularly gruesome. I got the first three in a boxset, so will finish the last two eventually. Not sure if I'll bother with the rest given the mixed opinions of the series. If anyone's interested in an urban fantasy set in Victorian Glasgow, there's my newly published book, Resurrection Men. More details are in the Official Blatant but Honest thread. /shameless plug
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Many thanks for the review! It was very detailed and balanced. Regarding the final twist, I agree it does somewhat come from nowhere, but if you ever re-read the book you'll see little hindsight clues in the text: Two certain female characters have a much bigger role in the sequel, one of whom grew up in poverty and has a less rose-tinted view of Glasgow and the elite. The exploitation of child labour will also be explored.
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    Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    With my first novel, Resurrection Men, published (ebook for now, paperback in October) I'm currently working through the sequel, which I'd held off on until I found a publisher for Res Men. Progress has been slower than planned, with only one chapter done in the past few months due to re-planning the novel and tightening the plot, despite some good progress early on. I'm currently about 20k words through it. Meanwhile I'm trying to find an agent or publisher for my fantasy novel, set in an African-inspired setting.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Thanks I prefer physical books, but I occasionally use kindle if on holiday. Saves wasting half a case on big hardbacks! For info, there are free kindle apps for most devices. I keep one on ny iphone in case of delays when travelling
  10. Lies! 6 and 7 dipped but 8 improves. I've seen up to end of 10 (been rewatchibg again from start, just finished 9) so cant comment on 11-13, but 14 will be the last season. Worth it for Crowley from 5 onwards. The head of CW loves the show which partly explains its longevity.
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    International News Thread

    Apparently there have been warnings for years that the electrics were a fire hazzard and that this was a very real possibility
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Thanks! I really appreciate the sale, and a review if you get the chance to post one. Hope you enjoy the story. Don't worry, it doesn't turn into WOT with every change of clothes described. But I wanted to get some in early to paint a picture of how people dressed. Men being outdoors without a hat was a big no-no. Research was a bit of a pain, to make sure I wasn't dressing people wrongly. My first 5 sales kind of came at once, due to pre-orders, but the subsequent ones felt good. Various friends/family are waiting until the paperback comes out. The public Facebook link in my earlier post is mostly a gallery of pictures from the real places featured in the book, such as the Old Toll Bar which still has many of the fittings it had at the time of the novel. So you can see a view of the bar from where Hunt was sitting in chapter 3. I've tried to put in little things like that for authenticity, to balance the story in light of the supernatural elements.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    I think the Aiel are celtic-based, red hair, pale, playing pipes, related to the Tuathain (sp).
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    My debut novel, Resurrection Men by David Craig, book 1 of the Sooty Feathers series, has released today as an ebook! it's available on Amazon, iTunes and other ebook vendors. Elsewhen Press is the publisher. If anyone reads it, any reviews are greatly appreciated. The paperback release will be around the 22 October.
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    U.S. Politics: Covfefe Boys

    Fake news! They mean it this time...
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