Welcome to Swan Tower. I'm Marie Brennan, fantasy author and ex-academic. Here you can find not only the usual information on my books and short stories, but also various and sundry essays, musings, rants, screeds, and bits of unsolicited advice. Check out the links to the left, and if you'd like to be notified about updates to this site, sign up for the newsletter.

News and Site Updates

(10/1/15) All four books of the Onyx Court series will be published in the UK by Titan in 2016 and 2017! I have enormous cover images for Midnight Never Come and In Ashes Lie already, with the other two on their way.

(3/29/15) I've finally put together a page for Voyage of the Basilisk -- just in time for its publication!

(1/9/15) My various ebooks are now live on Google Play!

(10/28/14) My short story collection Monstrous Beauty is now on sale at a variety of ebook retailers.

(10/1/14) "Daughter of Necessity" is live on Tor.com!

(8/5/14) I've added iTunes purchase links for "Welcome to Welton", Deeds of Men, and Writing Fight Scenes to their respective pages.

(7/13/14) Major news: A Natural History of Dragons is a finalist for the World Fantasy Award.