Taran Matharu: Interview

Taran Matharu: Interview

After attracting more than six million reads on writing platform Wattpad, the first in a fantasy trilogy makes the move to print

Taran Matharu’s epic fantasy début, The Novice (Hodder Children’s Books, May), has all the essential hallmarks of the genre: good versus evil; dwarves, elves and demons; there are also lessons to learn, friends to defend and battles to win. 

But clearly something has made it stand out from the crowd. Three months and 11 days after Matharu put the first chapter on story sharing platform Wattpad—after writing it as part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)—...

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