About “Bane of Souls”:
Horst is visiting the city of Highford with his uncle during a trade festival but finds himself conscripted by the city’s mages. His uncle abandons him, and he is forbidden to leave Highford on pain of death. (read more)
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Bane of Souls”?
Thaddeus White: That’s hard to answer, as I’ve been writing (with a brief break when I was about 12-14) for as long as I can remember. More recently gritty fantasy, such as “Game of Thrones” and the First Law Trilogy, has rekindled my love of the genre, although my own style is less grim than either Martin or Abercrombie. (read more)
JP: What sets “Bane of Souls” apart from other books in the same genre?
TW: I hope that “Bane of Souls” breaks the mould in a few ways. There are quite a few twists and turns in the plot. Tthe main characters are just as likely to end up dead as anyone else. Whenever a book involves murder or war, and every main character survives with only token wounds, it always seems a bit unbelievable to me. (read more)
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “Bane of Souls” getting out to the public?
TW: Well, interviews like this help a lot. To be honest, I’m still learning the ropes of publicity/marketing (it does feel a bit awkward and unBritish to promote onself). Interviews, reviews and keeping a dedicated website and twitter feed all help. (read more)
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “Bane of Souls“?
TW: “Bane of Souls” took me quite a while. That’s partly because I didn’t intend to publish it at first. I started writing “Bane of Souls” to stop myself from getting rusty. But really enjoyed it, and a few chapters in decided to self-publish.
It was probably something like two years in total, although the next book (Journey to Altmortis) will hopefully have taken about a year. (read more)
JP: What’s next for Thaddeus White?
TW: “Journey to Altmortis” will be my next book. It’s also stand-alone, and set in the same world as “Bane of Souls” with some of the same characters. It will be out in either Q1 or Q2 of 2013, with luck. (read more)
Click here to read the entire JoeyPinkney.com interview for Thaddeus White, author of “Bane of Souls”.