J. V. Jones

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Julie Victoria Jones is an author of fantasy. She was born 1963[1] in Liverpool, England, as the daughter of a pub owner. In her youth she worked as a bar tender and for a record label in Liverpool. She currently lives in San Diego, California, where she initially ran an export business and later occupied a position as marketing director.[2][3] The current publishers of J. V. Jones are Tor books in the US and Orbit Books in the UK.[4]

The manuscript that was to become the first novel in the Book of Words trilogy was submitted as Immortal Longings to Warner Books in 1993. In a joint essay, The Road to a First Novel, J. V. Jones and Betsy Mitchell describe the editing process that followed the arrival of the manuscript in the publisher's slush pile.[5] The novel was published in 1995 as The Baker's Boy. The Book of Words trilogy was completed in 1997 and followed by a standalone novel, The Barbed Coil the same year. The Sword of Shadows series was launched in 1999 and will eventually contain five books.

The author has not updated either her website [6] or twitter account [7] since 2011. On November 1, 2010 she tentatively named the book fifth book of the A Sword of Shadows series "Endlords".[8] According to Tor books she is still working on the book the fifth book (as of the February 26, 2014 reply).[9]


The Book of Words[edit]

  1. The Baker's Boy (1995)
  2. A Man Betrayed (1996)
  3. Master and Fool (1997)

A Sword of Shadows[edit]

  1. A Cavern of Black Ice (1999)
  2. A Fortress of Grey Ice (2002)
  3. A Sword from Red Ice (2007)
  4. Watcher of the Dead (2010)
  5. Untitled (Unknown Release date)

Other books[edit]

  1. The Barbed Coil (1997)


  1. ^ http://jvj.com/nsjan-feb99.html
  2. ^ J. V. Jones author bio at Hachette Book Group, www.hachettebookgroup.com
  3. ^ Internet Book List Author Information: J. V. Jones, [1]
  4. ^ Tor Forge, www.orbitbooks.net
  5. ^ J. V. Jones and Betsy Mitchell, The road to a first novel title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/torbooks/with_replies

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