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T.B. McKenzie

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Born just before the ‘80s began T.B McKenzie grew up in South Gippsland Victoria, where boys either surfed or played football. He did neither and, as this was a time before the Internet, he found his escape in books. Somehow he missed the boat on Tolkien but discovered instead the works of Lloyd Alexander, Terry Pratchett and Ursula Le-Guin, who all had a lot to say about things people seemed to have forgotten.
He never looked back and ever since his first story — written in grade four about a monster, a sword, and a hero — he knew he wanted to be a writer. He lives now with his wife and young son in Melbourne, where he makes money to pay the bills as an art teacher and every now and then finds the time to write another chapter.

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Like all new writers, I sought out advice and listened to every helpful tip about how to make my sentences clear, my writing more better.

And there is no shortage of advice out there. Rules to follow, rules to break, style guides and grammar guides. Be like Hemmingway they say, and omit needless words (editing drunk is terrible btw); Faulkner is too wordy, and forget about Joyce as anyone who sa... Read more of this blog post »
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"Interesting view of magic

Good writing and a well developed world. Can't wait for the sequel. The main character is interesting and easily likable. Should be fascinating to see what happens."
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" I received this through GoodReads First Reads quite some time ago and only recently got the chance to read it. I can say with 100% honesty that it is one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. For me it was not only written well with gr..." Read more of this review »
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"Awesome book

There is a well thought out magic system. Plus in this world magic pretty much defines you and what you can do. I like how the system is different from any other that I have read in other books.

I wonder what is going to happen next wi..." Read more of this review »
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“You should never turn down the offer of another man’s story,’ the fox persisted, moving off a little further into the trees ahead. ‘Stories are the only thing that separates us from the animals after all.”
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“Don't ya wanna hear the secret?' his eyes were narrow and mean, despite the glaze of rum. Louer drained his glass and slammed it to the bar. 'You get happy by learnin' to say 'yes' to what life offers you, but stay happy by rememberin' when to start sayin' 'no'.”
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“For two years I've read the scrolls and learned the language, and I know more about magick than anyone here...You ask what the greatest power is, and I know that niether the dwarf magick of Terus, nor the dragon power of Victus is superior, even though I should say that Terus is because my father's a Mender and his spells come from the Green book. Even the elf magick that is so rare that none in Darton is a master or matron of it, is still just one of the three colours and no better than any other. That's the whole point of the system, and it's stupid...None of the scrolls explain anything, and niether do you. Instead we have to run around an obstacle course, trade jewels between rings and sit here and write rubbish answers to a trick question. And to end it all we have to listen to a Wizard from Celenia and hope to hear some more spells. Well I know as many spells as anyone here, but they're as useless as whistling to me.”
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“belief is the death of intelligence.”
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Trisha Heya - thanks for the friending!!


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T.B. McKenzie Georges wrote: "....Hi T.B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

And thank you for all those exclamation marks -- I shall never be without one again.


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T.B. McKenzie Trisha wrote: "Heya - thanks for the friending!!"

No need to thank me, friendship is free.


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