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  1. Maark Abbott

    It's January 2020: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Still on A Song for Arbonne, me. Seems war happens now.
  2. Maark Abbott

    Criticisms and Commentary, or Being Suplexed by Readers

    So as I mentioned in another thread, I've had the first generally negative feedback on my book lately. I'm fine with this, but I'm interested to know how the other writers and authors here generally deal with criticism, especially when it's very harsh criticism?
  3. Maark Abbott


    Well. Popping back from a minor hiatus (due to now actually having a PC amagaaaaaa) to say that I'm going to be self-publishing Incarnate shortly. No date just yet, I assume late next week (Saturday ideally, once the formatting is done). It'll be on Amazon. About time I got off my arse with it...
  4. Maark Abbott

    What would you like to see less of in fantasy books?

    1) Characters not sitting around moping incessantly 2) Characters not sitting around moping incessantly 3) No fucking useless interludes 4) No using words for the sake of having more words
  5. Maark Abbott

    What are you watching now?

    Because having a thread where we can add what we're watching right now would be a good idea. Presently, I've just finished RE:Zero in terms of the available episodes (10 right now). I'm two episodes into JoJo's BA: Diamond is not Break but found myself a little burned out on JoJo as I binged...
  6. Maark Abbott

    Fall of Light - Steven Erikson

    9/10 A little slow to start but Erikson has never been so loquacious before. Many answers, many refutations to his most common criticisms and when it gets past the first 200 pages it's a real roller. As to it being overly philosophical, I suppose you have to bear in mind that the narrator is...
  7. Maark Abbott

    The Way of Kings - Discussion Thread

    Well, don't say I didn't warn you. I suppose if 50 Shades can be popular... The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author) Maark Abbott's review Mar 01, 16 · edit 1 Star did not like it [NOTE: signature would put it as a 3/10 but GR uses a 5 star...
  8. Maark Abbott

    Incarnate - Ageless, Book 1

    How do all! My debut, Incarnate, is scheduled for a May 3rd release via Realmwalker. It's very firmly within the dark fantasy /grimdark category, and based around three protagonists - a rafka thief-turned-assassin, an Umbral Shield, and an archaeologist. At present, it stands as the first book...
  9. Maark Abbott

    New Member - hullo

    Hi everyone. I'm Maark, I'm from Barnsley, UK (originally Dorset, UK) and recently finished my debut, which is presently in the query submissions stage but may well be self-published later in the year if I don't get anywhere with the Houses. I write dark fantasy along the lines of Lynch...