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Hi all. I’m an avid reader of fantasy and count Tolkien, Irvine, Goodkind and Rowling amongst my favourites. I am also keen on Saxon/Viking re-enactment where I learned the brutal reality of fighting in a shield wall. I can tell you it hurts and have cracked fingers and ribs on several occasions. That might just be me being a clumsy fighter! Not sure - and I certainly hope that’s not the case. :)

Writing has become my main hobby. I am a self published author. This is not an easy route and I have come across many pitfalls along the way. I’ve written a fantasy trilogy The Prophecy of the Kings, which comprises Legacy of the Eldric, Dragon Rider and Shadow of the Demon - sample chapters and reviews can be found on my website. That is the beauty...more


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David Burrows Be patient and do not force it. I spent months stuck on particular scenes but by being patient, when inspiration struck it was incredible. People ask…moreBe patient and do not force it. I spent months stuck on particular scenes but by being patient, when inspiration struck it was incredible. People ask -where do ideas come from. I think it's your subconscious and the deeper rooted the idea the stronger it is likely to be. Creativity cannot be rushed and if you do -- you run the risk of it being weak. (less)
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Prophecy Of The Kings: The ...
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Dragon Rider (Prophecy of t...
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Legacy of the Eldric (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Long ago, the Eldric mysteriously disappeared from the land, shortly after the Krell Wars when Drachar’s shade was finally banished from the world. Perhaps they believed the threat was gone, but in leaving they took with them their sorcery, the only effective means of defeating demons. Then came the Prophecy and only one thing is certain in the cryptic lines, Drachar’s shade will one day return. Against this backdrop three men seek what became of the Eldric. One man, Vastra, recklessly ambitious and driven by greed for power, harbours a secret and will kill to protect it. His companions, Kaplyn and Lars, have their own reasons for helping, but who will succeed? Vastra seeks an Eldric talisman and the journey is fraught with peril. Already there are clear signs that demons once again seek souls. None of the men realise the train of events they are about to set in motion will affect three worlds, nearly destroying theirs in the process. Their journey will take them deep into the bowels of the earth. All will not be as it seems. One man will betray them and yet salvation may come from an unlikely source….
Wizard's Downfall (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This is a short fantasy story. Give it a try and let me know what you think :)
Terror Unleashed (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A short fantasy story. Tarsis is a thief and his recent haul inadvertently comprises a magic ring. Damn the consequences, caution will never make him rich...
A Meeting of Souls (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: How I came to write The Prophecy of the Kings.
The Prophecy of the Kings (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: I am thinking of adding this prologue to the second edition. What do you think?
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I think this is the best book of his series to date. There's some nice twists in the tale. I wasn't too keen on the start as Uhtred has fallen foul of the Church on several occasions and you'd think he would have learned by now. But the tale develops...more
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This Saxon series is brilliant and Uhtred is a superb character. The prose was a little clipped for my liking, as the author adds a level of arrogance to the central character. Uhtred is also getting old and his future is never certain, especially be...more
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A good book with lots of intrigue. It's set in Rome and the author skilfully handles Nero as a character and how it is not always wise to be in the Emperor's eye. This theme develops nicely in the next book in the series.Early Christianity features i...more
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Definitely my favourite of the series so far. For historical fiction fans -- this has everything. A build up to an epic battle, plots, intrigue and more than its fair share of twists. General Corbulo is a great character and very believable Nero's de...more
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I enjoyed most of this book. It's well written and really conveys the sense of Rome. It's set in Britain in AD about 60. It was complicated by lots of names and most the action was in the early part of the book and the latter, which was a shame as th...more
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
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Victoria Simcox Hi David nice to meet you as well. I see you write fantasy. That's great! Your books look very good. Hope you do well with them. Best Victoria www.themagicwarble.com


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James what are your books names


message 3: by David

David It's horror aimed at teens, but it's quite good. A little short though. I pretty much read each one in an evening. My son had them so I had 12 books to read so I didn't complain. I normally like a longer book though


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Robin Hi, thanks for the friendship - how's the weather in VA? Weather in VA has been cold but we had some nice weather a few weekends back - got some bik riding in.

It's a little bit cold in the UK at the moment but we've had a few nice days. Sounds about the same as here.

Have you read Darren Shan? I've just read some of his, a bit short but not bad. Nope never had - what kind of stuff does he write?


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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