A second book in The Chronicles of The Exile series by Bingham’s Marc Turner has just been published in the UK and North America, with future launches planned for The Commonwealth and Germany.
Marc attended Carnarvon School in Bingham before moving to Nottingham High School where he started to write seriously around the time of his A Levels.
He said: “I wrote the opening chapters of a book that I still have gathering dust somewhere. Do I look back on it fondly? Maybe. Just don’t ask me to read any of it again.”
After graduating from Oxford and working for a number of years in London for a major law firm, he began to devote more time to his writing and, following the sale of his debut epic fantasy novel, he turned his back on his law career to concentrate on writing.
The Chronicles of the Exile series was accepted by TOR for the USA and Canada, Titan Books for the UK and Commonwealth and by Heyne, a division of Random House in Germany.
Kindle versions of the first two books are available as are audio books through audible.com and When the Heavens Fall is also being launched in South Korea and Brazil.
Among many positive reviews the first book received a rare starred review from leading US book reviewer Kirkus, saying: “A splendid launch… unquestionably a newcomer to watch.”
Now just a few months later and the second book Dragon Hunters has been launched to similarly great reviews.
Starburst Magazine said that “this novel has firmly put Marc Turner as one of the best newcomers in fantasy and “Marc Turner is what the fantasy genre has been looking for”.
The first two books offer different stories with the same recognizable style and approach, and the mythology ties the two books together. The third book in the series is due for release in September.
When the Heavens Fall and Dragon Hunters are available through Waterstones, WH Smith and Amazon and both are available as Kindle editions and also as Audio Books through audible.com.