Welcome to the website of Brian Fence, novelist and author of the fantasy novels, Librarian and Apprentice. When he isn’t writing, he’s building parallel universes run by bunnies, drawing ponies, and perfecting recipes for mayonnaise that doesn’t split.
Apprentice is off to the copyeditor, and we’ve settled on an August release! We’ll be looking for beta-readers and editorial assistants, so interested parties, check here! For now, a movie poster-style teaser. So green!
“Fence writes in a tone that’s engaging and confident, and he crafts an intriguing world of shifting politics and magical elements. For fantasy fans, he delivers a wholly realized explanation for his world’s magic system. The characters who aid Lenna each have compelling back stories and effectively draw out Lenna’s strength and personality; … At the book’s conclusion, Fence promises to expand his world’s scope and up the stakes for Lenna and her friends.
A promising first chapter in a new fantasy series that seamlessly weaves magic and politics.” – Kirkus Reviews
“This is Brian Fence’s debut novel and it was brilliant. I can’t imagine a more skillfully-crafted, original debut for what seems will be a promising series and a promising author. I went blindly into this book after entering its Goodreads giveaway for signed copies (which I did not win). To be honest, the cover caught my attention more than anything (can you blame me?). I bought it for Kindle for $4 and having read it, I would have paid at least double.” – LIT MUG
MOAR BRIAN NEWS!
- Cover art for Apprentice has gone live! Thanks, Marissa Morris!
- A lovely review of Librarian from Liz at Liz Loves Books!
- A write-up of my author talk at the Ocean County Library is up at OCL Connections! Check it out!
- The audiobook of Librarian is now available for digital purchase! Details on how to purchase here.
- Interview with the Manchester Patch!
- Another wonderful review from Angela over at LIT MUG! Check it out!
- Kirkus Reviews has officially reviewed my book, and it’s on the main page of their SFF section (near John Scalzi, ahh!). Check it out here!
- A mysterious memo has found its way into my lap, delivered by a strange little bunneh. I wonder what it could mean?