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H. M. Long

Official Website of Canadian Fantasy Author Hannah M. Long, author of

Hall of Smoke




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Coming January 2022


- Pending -

Foggy Mountains


Hall of Smoke is the kind of fantasy I love, filled with both high stakes and tender, nuanced human emotion. Add to that lyrical writing and intriguing world building, and you have a truly special debut. Not to be missed.

Jessica Cluess, author of the Kingdom on Fire series and House of Dragons

Hall of Smoke is ultimately a book about what it means to have your deepest illusions shattered and still scrape together the courage to begin again. A vivid and compelling debut.

Lucy Holland, author of Sistersong

"By turns gripping and poignant, Hall of Smoke is a compelling debut."

The Guardian



Hannah M Long is a Canadian writer who loves history, hiking, and exploring the world. She inhabits a ramshackle cabin in the wilds of Muskoka, Ontario, where she writes books and tames squirrels. However, she can often be spotted snooping about European museums or wandering the Alps with her husband.

Hannah is the author of numerous books, including HALL OF SMOKE and TEMPLE OF NO GOD.

She also writes fantasy set in the 18th century, Edwardian period, and science fiction. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How did you become an author?

I ran out of books at my local library when I was about 11, and started writing my own. I finished my first full-length novel at 12/13, and queried my third book at 15. But I'd apparently never heard of plot before, and though I had some interest from agents and got requests, it obviously never went anywhere. I spent my teens pretending not to be a hard-core nerd and didn't start writing again until my early twenties. At 25, I decided to give becoming an author another try, and in the next three years I wrote 5 novels. I pitched a few of them, but Hall of Smoke was the one that landed me my wonderful agent, Naomi Davis, and it quickly sold to Titan Books. 

Do you have any hobbies?

My husband is German and has a job where he travels a lot, so I usually go with him. We hike a lot, occasionally up mountains. I love to wander museums and go antiquing, canoeing, and camping. I also enjoy gaming (mainly Skyrim and LoL), and laying in hammocks staring at trees. I have also been known to tame small animals and put hats on them.

How many books have you written?

I've written 10 novels and a handful of short stories.

What are you working on now?

I'm currently working on an adult space opera and an adult romantic fantasy with dark folktale vibes. 

Who are your favourite authors?

I consistently love anything by Garth Nix, Pierce Brown, Katherine Arden, Madeline Miller, and Adrienne Young.

Can you name your top 10 favourite books?

Sabriel, Garth Nix

Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon

The Bear and the Nightengale, Katherine Arden

Kings of the Wyld, Nicolas Eames

Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells

Soulless, Gail Carriger

Fable, Adrienne Young

The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker

From Blood and Ash, Jennifer L Armentrout

A Natural History of Dragons, Marie Brennan

What was it like to write Hall of Smoke?

Hall of Smoke was drafted in 8 weeks. At the time, I lived in Augsburg, Germany in a little attic apartment with a window looking towards the Alps. My husband worked in another city and I had 14+ hours a day to fill in a foreign country where I barely spoke the language and generally hated to go outside, so I drowned myself in a new world. On the weekends, we'd go hiking in the mountains, and that absolutely fueled Hall of Smoke as I penned it. Overall, it was an easy book to write, and essentially just appeared to me as I typed. The book's complex mythology was a beast to sort out, though.

Who do you recommend Hall of Smoke to?


Hall of Smoke is an epic fantasy with a Viking flavour, packed with action, meddling gods, and an atmospheric world of pines and mountains and creatures that want to eat you.

Readers, if you’re a fan of Brian Staveley, Robin Hobb, Tasha Suri, and RJ Barker, you will love Hall of Smoke.

Gamers? If you’re into Skyrim, God of War, or Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Hall of Smoke is for you.

Binge-watchers? If Vikings, The Last Kingdom and Netflix’s Barbarians are your thing, Hall of Smoke will be too.

Is Hall of Smoke adult or YA?

Hall of Smoke is written for the adult crowd, but young adult readers looking for something more adult will also love Hessa’s story.

Can you list some content warnings for Hall of Smoke?

Hall of Smoke contains violence and gore.



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