A Beer or Three With Matthew Ward

In this short and sharp interview with Legacy of Ash author Matthew Ward, we chat about his absolutely brilliant epic dark fantasy release (an excellent hold-over for those awaiting the next Game of Thrones), his new take on an old-style magic system, the cast of magnificent multi-layered characters he’s developed, book #2, and those really bloody pesky changes in book sizes that have happened over the years.

A Beer or Three with Matthew Ward

Check out our review of Legacy of Ash

In Matthew Ward’s magnificent and epic Legacy of Ash, the kingdom of Tressia is coming under attack, but the worst is happening within its own borders—the trodden down Southshires are having a fifteen year old insurrection held over their heads by the north and the governing Council and being left without a standing army in the face of invasion as punishment for the disloyalty of a generation all-but-gone.

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Author Article: Three Things I Wish I’d Known

By Matthew Ward

While I’ve been writing for decades now, accumulating a small library of self-published works, a back catalogue of credits with Games Workshop (and in this ‘ere Grimdark Magazine issue), this marks a huge step change for my career, and it’s set me thinking.

What advice would I go back and give a younger me, had I the opportunity to do so? What knowledge would I share, or at least try to impart to me of yesterday if he’d just stop arguing for a moment, and listen? What, in short, do I wish I’d known?

Turns out, it’s quite a long list, but I’ve narrowed it down to three points that might have made a difference. I can’t tell me (apparently the technology doesn’t exist, which is disappointing), but maybe – just maybe ­– it’ll be useful.

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Adrian Collins

Adrian Collins runs Grimdark Magazine and loves anything to do with telling darker stories. Doesn't matter the format, or when it was published or produced--just give him a grim story told in a dark world by a morally grey protagonist and this bloke's in his happy place. Add in a barrel aged stout to sip on after a cheeky body surf under the Australian sun, and that's his heaven.