Alexey Pehov

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Alexey Pehov is a Russian fantasy and science fiction writer. Pehov's first novel to be translated into English, SHADOW PROWLER, the first book in a trilogy, was sold in a pre-empt to Tom Doherty at Tor Books for six figures. Shortly after it sold in the U.S., the series found success in the foreign markets, with Simon & Schuster in the UK pre-empting the trilogy with a six-figure deal at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and Piper buying the series at auction for the German market.

SHADOW PROWLER (first published in Russia in 2002 as STEALTH IN THE SHADOWS) was the first book in the series THE CHRONICLES OF SIAL, and became one of Russia’s biggest, most successful debuts. Later that year, the complete CHRONICLES OF SIAL series was awarded the highest professional honor, the Silver Kaduzei. Today, THE CHRONICLES OF SIAL (STEALTH IN THE SHADOWS, DGANGA DANCE WITH SHADOWS, and BLIZZARD OF SHADOWS) are the most popular fantasy books in Russia, with many role playing clubs inspired by the books. A computer game based on the books is also being developed.

Pehov's stories and novels are published in leading Russian fantasy magazines and anthologies on a regular basis. The author's story collection, THE DARK HUNTER, by the end of 2006, had become the most commercially successful fantasy collection in Russia.

Alexey Pehov was born on March 30th, 1978. He completed his studies at Moscow State Medical University with an internship and postgraduate study at the Central Science Institute, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; he specialized in orthodontics. He is married to Elena Bychkova, a professional journalist and science fiction writer; they have written some novels together.

Alexey Pehov books reviewed

Alexey Pehov bibliography

  • Shadow Prowler (2010)
  • Shadow Chaser (2011)
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