Epic fantasist Brian Staveley thundered onto the scene in 2013 with his debut, The Emperor’s Blades, first in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne: a tale of trained elite assassins, political intrigue, and treacherous magic. Just a few years later Staveley is an acknowledged major force in epic fantasy. His conclusion to the trilogy, The Last Mortal Bond, which releases this month, promises to deliver a gut-punch ending with shocking twists. Don’t miss this series if you love dark, complex, mind-bending epic fantasy.
In this interview we touched on various topics such as fantasy tropes, violence, and surprises in the writing process. He also has a wizard cut out someone’s eyeball in an especially teachable moment—that’s Brian.
First of all, congratulations on the completion of this highly acclaimed trilogy! How did it feel to write the final sentence of The Last Mortal Bond?