Winner of the WH Smiths New Talent Award, here Stephen is nominated for his new release The Kingdom Beyond the Waves which is the second novel in his current series. Heres the place to discuss Stephens work as well as to say why you think he should win. What is it about Stephens writing that grabs you? Why is it a must buy and why do you think that his characters are similar to Davids?
I just finished Court of the Air. Its absolutely brilliant, one of those books that just cries out for a companion book with a glossary and histories for varied the characters.
It's like a smorgasbord of super powered mutant soldiers, possessed flintlock pistols, secret agents in zeppelins, steam powered robots and roided up magically powered bad guys. Based on the pencil drawings on the cover I was expecting something subtle and character driven, but its epic stuff with a massive cast of sub and super human weirdos.
I've been eyeing Kingdom Beyond the Waves in my local Spec Fic bookshop everyday on the way to work.