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Frank P. Ryan

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J.R.R. Tolkein, Tad Williams, Ursula K. Le Guin

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Hi!

I write epic fantasy novels, which form part of a series of four books, "The Three Powers". I was lucky enough for the books in this series, The Snowmelt River, The Tower of Bones and The Sword of Feimhin, to have gathered excellent reviews from various sources including the British Fantasy Society and Starburst Magazine, which helped to push my fantasy into the top ten bestseller list of epic fantasy novels on amazon.co.uk.

The fourth and final book in the series, The Return of the Arinn, is now on the countdown to publication with free chapter downloads on www.fantasybookreview.co.uk. There will be a new free chapter download every month right up to publication later in 2015.

More information will be found on my dedicated website www.
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Frank P. Ryan I grew up as a child under the shadow of the magical mountain, Slievenamon, steeped in tales of Celtic warriors and, of course, the terrible…moreI grew up as a child under the shadow of the magical mountain, Slievenamon, steeped in tales of Celtic warriors and, of course, the terrible tridedana. But few if any epic fantasies appeared to be based on it. So I decided to develop this theme. But I also looked at Native American and Scandanavian legends, as well as inventing ideas of my own to suit my purpose.(less)
Frank P. Ryan Hi Niamh,

I can't ever recall having difficulty finishing a book. Starting one, yes. It suggests you have having some doubts about the story, or its…more
Hi Niamh,

I can't ever recall having difficulty finishing a book. Starting one, yes. It suggests you have having some doubts about the story, or its inspiration. Might be an idea to start a new one and then, after a little while working on something new, you may feel a fresh inspiration to return to the book again. This is a very common reaction among writers. Iain M Banks said he wrote or attempted some four books before Wasp Factory was accepted. Then he went back and rewrote one of the previous four and rejigged one that became Consider Phlebas, which was the first of his "Culture" novels. We exchanged books at the stage when he was still writing Look to Windward. I bought Phlebas as a first edition and read it a few years ago and it is still quite ropey compared to his later books, so you can see even today that he was on a learning curve. Most of us went through the same, and perhaps you are too. Don't give up. But park it for a while and take on something new . . .

I hope this helps.

All the best,

Frank(less)
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Just totted up my five and four star ratings on Goodreads, and to my surprise . . .

A spectacular 154 five star ratings on my non-fiction books and 51 five star ratings on my novels, mainly the fantasy series. If I counted in the four out of five star ratings, the total would be more than doubled.

So I guess I owe a huge debt of thanks to all those readers out there for such a high level of app... Read more of this blog post »
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The Snowmelt River by Frank P. Ryan
" Hi Jody,

As author of The Snowmelt River, may I thank you for your thoughtful review. I must, of course, accept any criticisms as well as praise - and
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"When I first picked up this book I couldn't read it fast enough. Then I felt a real slowdown and shift about halfway through the book. There was so much back story that it was becoming difficult to follow along. I almost wish this book had been ma..." Read more of this review »
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" Hi Chris,

As author of The Snowmelt River, The Tower of Bones and The Sword of Feimhin, may I now thank you again for your much appreciated review. Thi
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"This is the story of Kate, Mark, Alan and Mo, four orphans who become friends and are called to the world of Tír, which is linked to Earth through a portal.

The character development at the start of this book is superb and I thoroughly enjoyed the..." Read more of this review »
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" Hi Ti,

As author of The Snowmelt River can I think you very much for your thoughtful review. I hope you will consider reading the other three books in
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" Hi Michael,

As author of The Snowmelt River, can I say what a fantastic review you have written. You appear to have entered into a close empathy with t
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"Consider how an individual grows in a romantic relationship. Generally, they start with courtship of a succession of several people. They figure out the certain dynamics which they desire for a spouse. When they desire an individual with the said..." Read more of this review »
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"I would like to start of by saying I was lucky enough to win an autographed copy of The Snowmelt River from Goodreads. The story starts off slow with four ophrans who range in age living in Ireland and it as follows them into a strange magical wor..." Read more of this review »
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" Hi Tracy,

As author of The Snowmelt River, can I say how much I appreciated your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed it - that's the single most important
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In between, I have heard from a couple of people who have wanted to be removed from the list because they were no longer blogging, or change their preferred genre or even update their contact details on it.

So I thought that it is time to update that list on the whole. If you are interested in hearing from authors regarding reviews / interviews / guest posts, pleas
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Frank said: Very busy with one book just published and another heading for publication, but will try.
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“I think that if Mozart were alive today and decided to become a novelist, he would write humorous fantasy.”
Frank P. Ryan, The Snowmelt River

“It is rumoured from sources older than history that once these were happy lands, fruitful and bounteous as any heart might desire. The Arinn were the masters then, a race of magicians of paralleled knowledge – but that very knowledge rather than wisdom was their undoing. In their arrogance, they wrought a malengin wondrous beyond understanding, yet so perilous that even today few other than the very wise or the very foolish dare utter its name. In such folly lay the seeds of our tormented world… - Ussha De Danaan: last High Architect of Ossierel”
Frank P. Ryan, The Snowmelt River

“Other rumours, equally venerable, tell a different – that long before the age of mortals there was a great war between the dragons and a brutal race of titans. So lasting and terrible was this conflict that the bones of the slain are still scattered over the blighted lands. It is said that the titans eventually won this war to bring to an end of the Age of Dragons. This ushered in the Age of Tyranny, when mortals served no purpose other than enslavement, a tyranny that was ended by the coming of the Arinn.
If such be true, deliverance surely came with a price. – Ussha De Danaan: last High Architect of Ossierel”
Frank P. Ryan, The Tower of Bones

“I think that if Mozart were alive today and decided to become a novelist, he would write humorous fantasy.”
Frank P. Ryan, The Snowmelt River

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message 4: by Jana

Jana Hi Frank, Thanks for your kind message, and it's nice to meet you too. :)


message 3: by Frank

Frank Ryan The feeling is mutual, Claire.

Sent from sunny Fuerteventura.


message 2: by Clare

Clare O'Beara Nice to meet you Frank!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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