Today I am interviewing Peter Higgins, author of the new omnibus, Wolfhound Empire, a collection of the three books in the fantasy trilogy that began with Wolfhound Century.
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DJ: Hey Peter! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Peter Higgins: You know those people you sometimes see sitting alone in cafés, scribbling in a notebook or hunched over a laptop? One of them’s me. Writer at work: no distinguishing features visible to the naked eye. Except that I favour the currently unfashionable denim shirt/jeans combo and hiking boots.
DJ: What is Wolfhound Empire about?
Peter: It’s a fantasy world that owes a debt to Stalin’s Russia, much like what Game of Thrones owes to medieval Europe (i.e., in some ways a lot, and in other ways not much at all). Where the plot of Game of Thrones is about ruling family rivalries, Wolfhound Empire is about murderous conspiracies and being on the run from the authorities. And in both stories there’s a huge crisis happening in the natural, magical, non-human world that’s shaping the characters’ lives, though they don’t fully understand it. Continue reading →