J. V. Jones

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Julie Victoria Jones (born 1963) is a British 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 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, in the same year. Her Sword of Shadows series was launched in 1999 and is to contain five books.


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 (forthcoming, tentative title)

Other books[edit]

  1. The Barbed Coil (1997)


  1. ^ "J.V. Jones...News!". Jvj.com. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ iblistgroup@iblist.com, IBList Group -. "Internet Book List :: Author Information: J. V. Jones". Iblist.com. Archived from the original on 2017-09-24. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "J. V. Jones - Authors - Macmillan". Us.macmillan.com. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ J. V. Jones and Betsy Mitchell, The road to a first novel title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database

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