Sean Williams

Have Sword, Will Travel

posted on 1 Feb 2018 at 2:18 am
Out now!   Have Sword, Will Travel, the first book in a new series with Garth Nix. Set in a world where girls can be knights as well as boys, a long-lost enchanted sword sweeps Eleanor and Odo off an adventure not entirely of their making. Spoil


posted on 4 Oct 2017 at 2:21 am
“Twinmaker took my breath away. A triumph of thrilling action and vivid imagination.”—Alison Goodman, author of EON and EONA “A mind-blowing adventure about what it means to be human, and what it means to find ourselves.”—Scott Westerfeld

The Crooked Letter (keeps on keeping on)

posted on 24 Aug 2012 at 7:10 am
“The Crooked Letter is half kabbalistic text, half apocalyptic literature, and all around general mind twist.” I love this review.

The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance (still getting some love)

posted on 17 Dec 2011 at 11:05 pm
Character depth is a go—dive, dive, diveThe thing that made Fatal Alliance a truly good read, though, was Williams’ characters. For characters who are essentially one-shot characters for these novels, Williams brought an astonishing level of de

A gift of a review

posted on 18 Sep 2011 at 1:43 am
Here’s a great review from the NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children: (excerpt) “What is particularly enjoyable about this book is that because they are twins, Jack and Jade are co-protagonists. For once the girl is not the sid

Troubletwisters and gender

posted on 24 Aug 2011 at 10:52 pm
From Stephanie Gottschalk in the examiner: “On a side note, it is also worth mentioning that the book manages to achieve a level of gender-neutrality that is pleasantly surprising coming from two male authors.  Nix and Williams do not make inc

The Blood Debt

posted on 16 Aug 2011 at 10:40 pm
From the West Australian (thanks, Ian!): “Sean Williams is something of a literary chameleon. He is able to write hard science fiction, space opera, cyberpunk and fantasy with equal facility. “This book, the second Book of the Cataclysm a


posted on 13 Aug 2011 at 3:18 am
The reception to Troubletwisters has been extraordinarily gratifying. It’s been described as an “enjoyable romp” (Publishers Weekly),”a cracking start to a highly original series that will really appeal to fantasy fans aged ni

Older Reviews

posted on 12 Aug 2011 at 11:26 pm
Below are some recent reviews I’ve culled from my old LiveJournal site. If you’d like to see more, this link will take you to the distant past (like, 2007).

Star Wars

posted on at 11:21 pm
The nominations for the annual Scribe Award have been announced, and I’m very pleased to see Star Wars:The Force Unleashed II on the list. Presented by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, the awards acknowledge excellence in