I'm an avid reader of historical fiction and can honestly say the Warrior Chronicles and Sharpe are among the best - however I'm a bit anxious about the forthcoming TV series of your Chronicles books. You know what its like you paint your own picture of the fascinating characters you place in history and then when television decides to portray them you worry they just wont live up to your standard!! I hope you've had plenty of say in the development of the series- I know quite often this isnt the case! Are you happy with what the BBC have done with your books? I've noticed you're not happy with comparisons with Game of Thrones - quite rightly too! Just about to start Warriors of the Storm -I hope it's as good as the the rest of the series, you've got a lot to live up to!! Keep 'em coming (though Uhtred must be 90 by now!) Cheers
I’d be delighted to be compared to Game of Thrones, it’s just that I don’t think the two series are comparable, other than both have alpha males wielding edged weapons. Game of Thrones is a superbly intricate and elaborate fantasy that creates a whole new world, while The Last Kingdom is far less elaborate and rooted in reality. I admire and enjoy Game of Thrones, but I don’t think anyone, least of all me, was ever trying to emulate it!