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Ken Magee

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Most folk believe that technology rules their lives. They’re wrong. Dark conspiracies and ancient magic actually dominate this world. My one mission in life is to open people’s eyes to that fact.

I hide behind the pretence that I write fiction to ensure I don't attract unwelcome attention; deadly attention.

My name is Ken Magee and I tell people I write contemporary fantasies which blend adventure and humour with technology and magic. My books live under the tagline ‘ancient magic meets the Internet’. Dark Tidings, The Black Conspiracy and A Darker Shade of Black make up the trilogy.

Here's the rest of my cover story...

I have always been intrigued by words and writing, so writing a novel has been a lifelong dream. However, I needed a career wh...more


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Ken Magee Your wife is right. How else would a family guy find time to write?

So I'm afraid that makes you wrong. The fact of the matter is wizards' cloaks never…more
Your wife is right. How else would a family guy find time to write?

So I'm afraid that makes you wrong. The fact of the matter is wizards' cloaks never get dirty. There's something in the material which repels grime, grit and grunge... it's called magic.(less)
Ken Magee I've moved away from fantasy for my next book. I wanted to try something different and I've had an idea bubbling up in my brain for a while, so I…moreI've moved away from fantasy for my next book. I wanted to try something different and I've had an idea bubbling up in my brain for a while, so I thought I'd get it onto paper.

The working title is Bangkok Rot and it's a gritty, adult thriller peppered with a good dose of humour.(less)
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Thanks for all your support over here... I hope to see you all over there.

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The Black Conspiracy (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This is a chapter from the funny, contemporary fantasy, The Black Conspiracy. Throughout the book, the Universe helps tell the tale of a dark and evil conspiracy, but sometimes she just likes to talk about herself. This is a chapter about her!

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Dark Tidings was the first book I wrote.

I loved the story (I would say that, wouldn't I?) and even I didn't know how it was going to end until I got there.

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" A really enjoyable read. Fast-paced, some lovely characters (good and bad), and several twists that I didn't see coming. Anyone who likes contemporary fantasy that doesn't take itself too seriously should give this one a look. "
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" (Book provided by the author through ARR #421 in the Making Connections group, in exchange for an honest review.)

The premise of this book made it look like the kind of story I could enjoy—magic and technology mixed with a hefty dose of humour—and... " Read more of this review »
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" The premise is both original and ridiculous and personally I loved it!

The opening is great, creating a sense of despair which acts as an effective hook. The attention to detail is impressive, the imagery is clear and the plot easy to follow. The n... " Read more of this review »
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"I'd like to live long enough to see Newcastle United win something... anything. Howay the Lads.

I'd also like to go back to the start of the Discworld...more
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“Bildon killed Tad. Look, there’s his dagger hidden in the pot of semolina. There’s the proof,” he screamed. “It’s in the pudding.”

What an idiot, thought Madrick as he raced up the steps, the proof is always in the eating.”
Ken Magee, Dark Tidings

“He was a true English butler, just like his father before him, and his grandfather before that. Three generations; bred and butlered.”
Ken Magee, The Black Conspiracy

“Tung felt the urge to add something to the banality. He decided to repeat Michael’s clever toast… as best as he could remember it.

“Shampoo for my real friends. Real poo for my enemies.”
Ken Magee, Dark Tidings

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message 17: by Ken

Ken Magee Jbb Lim wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend request Ken. Its really a humbling experience to be connected with authors."

It's more important for authors to be connected with readers :-)


message 16: by Jbb Lim

Jbb Lim Thank you so much for the friend request Ken. Its really a humbling experience to be connected with authors.


message 15: by Ken

Ken Magee Angela wrote: "Hello Ken, nice to meet you...Thank you for your friend request.
I have to say, I'm intrigued by your books. The concept of "ancient magic meets internet" is one that have actually never heard o..."


It's good to have friends!

I hope you do get the chance to read Dark Tidings... I'd love to know if you find reading the book as intriguing as the concept!

I noticed you've got Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett on your read-this-year list... I'm not sure I'd take a chance with that one. It's so flipping good you'll be sucked into Discworld and be forced to read the other trizillion Discworld novels... we won't see you again for a year! You can maybe tell that Terry Pratchett is one of my favourite authors.

Good luck & best regards, Ken.


message 14: by Angela

Angela Hello Ken, nice to meet you...Thank you for your friend request.
I have to say, I'm intrigued by your books. The concept of "ancient magic meets internet" is one that have actually never heard of and it sounds intriguing.
I like reading about different matters in fiction and non-fiction, especially when it comes to the unknown. I really look forward to reading them. :-)


message 13: by Sarah

Sarah Thanks Ken ☺


message 12: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Ken,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on Goodreads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people both readers and authors. Yes i am a huge fan of the fantasy genre, and i do hope at some point to be able to read your book 'Dark Tidings' which looks and sounds amazing.
I love authors such as Emily Gee, Janny Wurts, Gail Z Martin and the increadible Terry Brooks. Thank you so much once again and i look forward to future book discussions with you.
Lucinda x


Aa'Ishah Hey Ken, thanks for the friend request! :)


message 10: by Julia

Julia Thanks for the add & thanks for the rec for XVI! :)


Joseph D'Lacey Lovely to meet you, Ken, and thanks for adding me!


SATIN SUE    hi ken thanks for the add :)


message 7: by Leah

Leah Hi Ken! Thanks for the friend request! :)


message 6: by Mark

Mark Rice Thanks for the friendship, Ken. Good to meet you.


message 5: by Emmy

Emmy Hi, thanks for the invite!


Lannister Thanks for the invite. Look forward to reading your reviews! :)


message 3: by Sam

Sam Thanks for the friend invite. I look forward to talking about great books. :)


message 2: by Ken

Ken Magee Thanks for accepting! Ken.


Tracey, librarian on strike Thanks for the friend invite!


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