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.

Since 2011, the author has updated neither her website[6] nor Twitter account[7] but for a couple of short notes in May 2014.[8] According to Tor books she is still working on the fifth book of the A Sword of Shadows series[9] which she had tentatively titled "Endlords" in 2010.[10] In February of 2017 she became active on Twitter again and indicated she is continuing her writing career.


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. Endlords (tentative title; was supposed to be published in 2015 but has been "pushed back"[11])

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. ^ Official Website
  7. ^ Official Twitter
  8. ^ Sign of life on Twitter in May 2014
  9. ^ Confirmation of Sword of Shadows 5, February 2014
  10. ^ Announcement of working title of Sword of Shadows 5
  11. ^ https://twitter.com/torbooks/status/438671487839784960

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