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That’s right, The Iron Beast, published by Tor, is out now from all good bookshops.🙂

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It’s a busy month in Remic Land #2. Over at Angry Robot Books you can read a free extract of my recently released novel, Twilight of the Dragons, follow-up to the very well received The Dragon Engine published last year.

“During a recent dwarf civil-war deep under the Karamakkos Mountains, the magick-enslaved dragonlords have broken free from centuries of imprisonment and slaughtered tens of thousands throughout the Five Havens before exploding from the mountain and heading in fire and vengeance for the lands of Vagandrak.

Two once-noble war heroes of Vagandrak – Dakeroth and his wife Jonti Tal, an archer and scholar, the Axeman, the White Witch and a Kaalesh combat expert find themselves in a unique position: for they have discovered the ancient dragon city of Wyrmblood, and a thousand unhatched dragon eggs.

Dakeroth and his companions must work with their enemies, Skalg and the Church of Hate, in order to bring down the dragonlords and save the world of men and dwarves. But there is no bartering with these ancient dragons; for they seek to hatch their eggs and rebuild the cruel Wyrmblood Empire of legend.

File Under: Fantasy  [ Hatchlings and Hatchets | Chop-chop! | Give Love a Chance | Dragons vs Wolves ]”

You can read an extract here:

http://angryrobotbooks.com/books/twilight-of-the-dragons-by-andy-remic/

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It’s a busy month in Remic Land #1. Over at Tor.com you can read a free extract of my upcoming novella, the finale to the A Song For No Man’s Land trilogy: The Iron Beast, out on the 8th November 2016.

“A war is being waged in an impossible world.

The Skogsgra and the Naravelle have launched their final offensive, and Private Jones and his companions are caught in the melee. Tens of thousands will die before the battle is over. They travel deep underground, to find and release the Iron Beast… the one creature that can end not one world war, but two.

But at what cost…?”

The Iron Beast – http://www.tor.com/2016/10/12/the-iron-beast/

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If you’re heading for FantasyCon in Scarborough on 24th/25th September 2016, if you’re really unlucky, you might bump into me. Please come and say hello. I don’t bite.

And… if you have a blog/website etc., and fancy doing an interview about my fantasy books such as Kell’s Legend, Soul Stealers, Vampire Warlords, The Iron Wolves, The White Towers, The Dragon Engine, Twilight of the Dragons, or my recent Tor novellas set during WWI, A Song for No Man’s Land, Return of Souls …and The Iron Beast, then please arrange an interview time by emailing andyremic@outlook.com .

And, AMAZING NEWS! I have very kindly been invited …..muffle muffle. Can’t say that yet. But I will SOON!!!!

See you there!
www.andyremic.com

http://fantasyconbythesea.com/fcon-gemmell/

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Twilight of the Dragons. Out now, worldwide, published by Angry Robot Books. Go buy it. It’s good. Honest. I wrote it.🙂

Thank you to Stan Nicholls for the cover quote, Marco for being patient, Lee Gibbons for awesome cover art, and MDV for the proofreading.

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Twilight of the Dragons by Andy Remic

 

Yongnuo 35mm Prime Lens – A Review

Wow, I thought, when researching to buy a 35mm prime for my Canon 70D / Black Magic Ursa 4K. Wow – it’s cheap! Cheap as chips. Bargin. £76.62 of your Earth pennies. Much much MUCH cheaper than any Canon equivalent! Could it really BE that bad? What could possibly go wrong?

Er. Well. It broke. Pretty quickly. But worse, it locked itself to the body of my Canon 70D (thankfully, not the body of the Black Magic Ursa!). Something broke internally and the Yongnuo, in its death throes, decided to take my Canon with it.

Now, I’m not a camera expert, but have been using Nikon and Canon lenses for ooooh about 16 years. I’ve never had one break on me before. Which is probably why this Yongnuo YN35mm F2 lens was a banana. Well, it was certainly a monkey. I certainly had to use my monkey skills to get the damned thing from my Canon. That was a tense moment…..

I tried to get a return number from Amazon, but as usual, Amazon’s labyrinthine menu system and desire to not give you a refund soon revealed I was past some kind of three month return period. Bottom. Thanks Amazon. You’re just great.

So, I thought, easy! Go to the horse’s mouth. Yongnuo!

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I emailed them three months ago. Still no response. I said if they didn’t respond, I might just write a little review about their candle holder, cough, lens. And it’s lack of build quality. And it’s desire to bork any camera body it’s attached to. But no. They declined to comment. Actually, that’s not true, they didn’t decline to comment – they simply ignored me. So much for customer care and warranty periods!

So, comrades, if you want to purchase a rubbish lens with the build quality of a cheap Chinese plastic  toy, go for it. And you, too, could be the proud owner of a rather swanky and, I have to say, sexily unique candle holder.

Score: 0/5

And so, between teaching, doing copy-edits (on my next two books), working on my PhD and dealing with idiots and psychos, suddenly my next book is released! And here it is – Return of Souls – the second volume in my Song for No Man’s Land novella trilogy for TOR in the US. This is one of my favourites, and I hope you enjoy!!!

You can read an excerpt here:

Return of Souls

And buy it here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Return-Souls-Song-Mans-Land/dp/0765390248/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466001136&sr=8-1&keywords=return+of+souls

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