Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Violette Malan

Author Website | Reviews | Bibliography & Rights Information

Mirror Prince Novels | Biblio. & Rights Info
The Mirror Prince
Shadowlands

Novels of Dhulyn & Parno | Biblio. & Rights Info
The Sleeping God
The Soldier King
The Storm Witch
The Path of the Sun 

The Faraman Prophecy | Biblio. & Rights Info
The Halls of Law (forthcoming from DAW in 2017!)
The Gift of Griffins

REVIEWS

For THE MIRROR PRINCE

“Violette Malan’s debut novel, THE MIRROR PRINCE, is everything a fantasy novel should be. There is adventure, there is romance, there is magic, there is danger and loss, love and sacrifice. There is lovely writing, and again, the promise of more to come.”

The Washington Times

“Malan’s fantasy debut straddles two worlds, each detailed in vibrant colors and images. believable characters and graceful storytelling make this a good addition to most fantasy collections.”

Library Journal

“A well-told secret identity tale.”

Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror

“I can definitely recommend THE MIRROR PRINCE. The characters are wonderfully drawn, there are lots of surprises, and Malan’s world holds a potent charm.”

–Charlaine Harris
NY Times
bestselling author of
DEAD AND GONE and DEAD IN THE FAMILY

“In THE MIRROR PRINCE, Violette Malan has accomplished that most difficult of fusions–she’s given a complex, high fantasy world a very readable contemporary voice.”

–Tanya Huff
author, BLOOD BOOKS

“Malan jumps right into the action. I enjoyed the book a great deal… Max and Cassandra were fun, and it was interesting to see the relationship between the guardian and Max. Malan even gives us glimpses of “humanity” from the Basilisk Prince, and I always like conflicted characters.”

–Jim C. Hines
author of GOBLIN QUEST and GOBLIN HERO

For SHADOWLANDS

“Malan alternates an intimate, evocative first person viewpoint (Valory’s) with third person points of view from other characters…the novel is a success, and if Malan wants to write more set in this universe, I am on board.”

Functional Nerds

“SHADOWLANDS by Violette Malan is the wonderful sequel to the creative book The Mirror Prince and returns the reader to a world where there are wonderful and imaginative beings.”

Night Owl Reviews
4 1/2 Stars, a 2012 Top Pick!

“The world building is fantastic.  Malan’s attention to detail really brings the different settings to life.”

Sci-Fi Fan Letter

“This is a fabulous urban fantasy sequel to The Mirror Prince…Fans will enjoy Valory’s tour of Toronto as Violette Malan writes a strong thriller.”

Alternative Worlds

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NOVELS OF DHULYN & PARNO

For THE SLEEPING GOD

“[This book has a] strong, entertaining partnership.”

Publishers Weekly

“A new series of high fantasy and adventure with a hero and heroine cursed with secrets and blessed with natural and magical talents, wit, and bravery. Libraries interested in series sf may want to get in on the ground floor and add this title to their fantasy collections.”

Library Journal

“The highly talented Dhulyn and Parno are great fun to watch as they wade through their adventures.”

Locus

“I’m giving in to my baser instincts and indulging in a bit of shameless cheerleading. Since I want more books like these…Well-rounded characters both male and female! Derring-do!”

–Tor.com

“A thoughtful interpretation of the her’s quest theme… a slower paced but interesting adventure tale that highlights the importance of tradition and working together toward the common good.”

Monsters & Critics

“I can recommend to those who enjoy a good political intrigue fantasy. Malan manages to pull off an intriguing story of politics, love and the fate of the world without being clinched.”

Fantasy Book Spot

“A fun read with a great combination of danger, intrigue, humor, and more. The pace only slows long enough for readers to catch a breath before picking up with more action. Violette Malan’s THE SLEEPING GOD is a great choice for good fantasy reading.”

Wantz Upon a Time

“Another excellent read. It’s science fiction fantasy at its best. There’s a wonderful bit of world-building here, and lots of sword-fighting. There’s love, poison and fully-drawn characters, both good and bad and in-between. Malan’s written a classic fantasy novel that manages to be fresh and compelling. I highly recommend THE SLEEPING GOD.”

–Charlaine Harris
NY Times bestselling author

“Malan showed a seamless mastery that really added to my enjoyment of the book. Stormwolf, I’ll admit, quickly became a favourite. Such a unique and interesting (and yummy) character! Malan also has an enviable skill with action and setting. So much so, I could believe I was seeing, rather than reading. This would make an excellent movie.”

–Julie Czerneda
Author of In the Company of Others

“Violette Malan shines with a rich pairing of characters in Dhulyn and Parno … their relationship is especially well done, with a deapth and realism that is frequently lacking in the depiction of long-term relationships in fantasy.”

FantasyLiterature.com

For THE SOLDIER KING

“The plot twists and turns with plenty of action, good fun for any fan of S&S adventure.”

Locus

“Malan has created an entertaining pair of mercenaries and a world for them to adventure within.”

Sacramento Book Review

“The capture, escape, and chase sequences are all well done and exciting, but as with similar books by Fritz Leiber, Jennifer Roberson, and Simon R. Green, the real joy in the interplay between the two partners. There are prophetic visions, mysterious personal histories, a search for personal roots, and other peripheral elements to enrich… and differentiate it from the competition. Easily the best of the author’s three novels to date.”

Critical Mass

“A fun sword and sorcery romp featuring engaging characters and an entertaining, multi-faceted world.

FantasyLiterature.com

For THE STORM WITCH

“Terrific fight scenes, excellent character development and just the right amount of political intrigue make for a great fantasy read.”

Monsters & Critics

“Exciting … fast-paced … anything can happen to the delight of readers.”

Alternative Worlds

“Another fine job of demonstrating the author’s ability with world building, creating yet another civilization populated with believable characters and conflicts that her likeable and complex duo become involved with … a very entertaining read.”

Night Owl Romance

“A nicely swashbuckling tale … Malan has become one of those writers whose new books I watch for.

Critical Mass

For THE PATH OF THE SUN

“Lots of fun in this one, in a series which I have found to be consistently entertaining.”

Critical Mass

“If you want to read a quieter, more thought provoking fantasy, Malan is a great choice.  Her characters grow with each novel and there’s always more of the world to discover.”

Sci-Fi Fan Letter

“The pace is fast, smooth and flawless … the best book of the series that expands upon an already fascinating world.”

Monsters and Critics

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BIBLIOGRAPHY & RIGHTS INFORMATION

THE MIRROR PRINCE NOVELS

  1. THE MIRROR PRINCE (DAW Books, 2006)
  2. SHADOWLANDS under contract to DAW
  • Book #1 SF Book Club selection

NOVELS OF DHULYN & PARNO

  1. THE SLEEPING GOD (DAW Books, 2007)
  2. THE SOLDIER KING (DAW Books, 2008)
  3. THE STORM WITCH (DAW Books, 2009)
  4. THE PATH OF THE SUN (DAW Books, 2010)
  • Bk #1 in 2nd mm printing

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