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Orbit launches a Fantasy Writing Workshop with Karen Miller

This summer, Orbit is launching an online fantasy writing workshop, hosted on It will be led by Karen Miller – the million-copy bestselling author who rose to fame with her debut The Innocent Mage, and whose most recent release is the critically acclaimed epic fantasy The Falcon Throne (UK | US | ANZ).

The free week-long event, which starts on 27th July 2015, will invite aspiring authors to take part in a communal online “write-along” challenge, during which they will each be encouraged to pen their own sample of a new fantasy novel. They will also be invited to submit this sample into a competition at the end of the week.

Miller will be kicking off the writing workshop by setting a writing challenge for aspiring fantasy authors on 27th July, and will be providing advice and words of encouragement throughout the week. She will also taking part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on 29th July, during which time participants will be able to put their own questions on writing to her.

Miller said: “One of the hardest things about starting a writing career is the feeling that you’re alone, that nobody understands what you’re going through, and that it’s really hard to figure out how to do it right! That’s why I’m so excited to share a little of what I’ve learned since I wrote my first fantasy novel. It’s been a wild ride, these past few years, and if a new writer can be helped by something I’ve said, it will make all the hard work worthwhile.”

Any aspiring authors interested in taking part should follow @OrbitBooks on Twitter and look for the hashtag #OrbitFantasyWorkshop for updates, or sign up to the Orbit newsletter here.

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Cover reveal: THE PATH TO POWER by Karen Miller

The book cover for Karen Miller's PATH TO POWER, book 1 of a powerful epic fantasy series, The Tarnished CrownWe’re proud to present the cover for the start of a breathtaking new epic fantasy series which will be launched internationally in 2014.

THE PATH TO POWER is the majestic opening to The Tarnished Crown Quintet – a major new series from Karen Miller, the bestselling author of THE INNOCENT MAGE (UK | US).

It is a powerful epic set against a tapestry of political intrigue, supernatural skulduggery, plague and war.

Much awaits those who will follow the path to power. Royal houses will rise and fall. Trading empires will be destroyed and reborn. Friends will become enemies, and enemies friends. All of this will come to pass, and the only certainty is that nothing will remain as it once was.

Brace yourselves to discover THE PATH TO POWER in July 2014.