Let’s start with an introduction: Who is G.R. Matthews?
That would be me. Hello!
I am a fantasy and sci-fi author who has written a number of books; some set in Ancient China (to try and express my love of martial arts movies from Gordon Liu to Donnie Yen), some set in the far future where we all struggle to exist under the ocean waves (Jack Reacher with more sarcasm, and water).
I live in Kent, in the United Kingdom where I also work in education – writing is a relief from the noise, stress, and pressure of that.
Your new novel, Seven Deaths of an Empire, is due to be published by Solaris in June. It looks really intriguing: How would you introduce it to a potential reader? Is it part of a series?
Seven Deaths of an Empire is at heart a story about loyalty, honour, and duty. How much does it cost to keep true to those ideals, to yourself? How much would you sacrifice?
Oh, and there are great big battles, small skirmishes, magic, and political double-dealing. Continue reading