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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

This is the first time I've hosted a guest post on my blog and I'm delighted to have Michael Brookes as my very first contributor.
Michael is an Executive Producer with a leading UK games developer. Working in games and writing are two of his life passions and he considers himself fortunate to be able to indulge them both. He lives in the east of England, enjoying starry skies in the flattest pa... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.22 · 46 ratings · 27 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Dark Tidings
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Black Conspiracy
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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A Darker Shade of Black
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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The Little Brown Jug: The M...
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The Black Conspiracy (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 22, 2012 11:34AM
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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“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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“After all, tomorrow is another day!”
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“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
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“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
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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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