Between Two Thorns

Between Two Thorns : The Split Worlds - Book One

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- Author Sales History. Between Two Thorns, sold 1798 in TP before the company publishing her (Angry Robot Books) went under. She released a science fiction novel, Planetfall, from Roc Books (Penguin Random) in Nov 2015 which was highly praised and has sold 2,308 copies (TP).

- Author's fans are dedicated. Though the series has been without a new book for two and a half years, the author organized a giant LARP (Live Action Role Playing) game event in Bath, England for May 2016 and sold out tickets in just a few days. Diversion is organizing a promo to be given away at the LARP event.

- Popular Genre: Urban fantasy has been a successful market since the late 1990s when Laurell Hamilton began writing her Anita Blake and Merry Gentry novels. Emma Newman freshens the concept up by mashing it up with an equally popular alt-Victorian England setting.

- Author is extremely proactive self-marketer. She is active online and on social media (including Twitter, FB, and her personal blog) and has a long-running podcast "Tea and Jeopardy" which has been nominated for a Hugo Award two years in a row. In 2015, her podcast averaged up to 10,000 downloads per month.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22.35mm | 362.87g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1682303764
  • 9781682303764
  • 505,712

Review quote

"Emma Newman has created a reflection of Bath that reminds one that charming is not safe. Between Two Thorns shows the darkness beneath the glamour of the social Season. Learning to be a young lady has never seemed so dangerous." -Mary Robinette Kowal, Hugo award winner, and author of Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass
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About Emma Newman

Emma Newman writes dark short stories and science fiction and urban fantasy novels. She won the British Fantasy Society Best Short Story Award 2015 and 'Between Two Thorns', the first book in Emma's Split Worlds urban fantasy series, was shortlisted for the BFS Best Novel and Best Newcomer 2014 awards. Emma is an audiobook narrator and also co-writes and hosts the Hugo-nominated podcast 'Tea and Jeopardy' which involves tea, cake, mild peril and singing chickens. Her hobbies include dressmaking and playing RPGs. She blogs at and can be found as @emapocalyptic on Twitter.
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Rating details

1,813 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 20% (366)
4 42% (755)
3 29% (518)
2 7% (131)
1 2% (43)
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