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Alan Baxter

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Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author who writes dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dog and cat. He is the author of the dark urban fantasy trilogy, Bound, Obsidian and Abduction (The Alex Caine Series) published by HarperVoyager Australia, and the dark urban fantasy duology, RealmShift and MageSign (The Balance 1 and 2) from Gryphonwood Press. He co-authored the short horror novel, Dark Rite, with David Wood.

Alan also writes short fiction with more than 60 stories published in a variety of journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France. His short fiction has ap
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Bound (Alex Caine, #1)

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Write The Fight Right

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MageSign (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This is my second novel, the sequel to RealmShift. You can get the first three chapters in full here.
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Description: Here are the first three chapters of my debut novel, RealmShift.
A 'Verse Full of Scum (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A serial novella that I released weekly on my website last year. It's now complete and free to read.
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Description: A selection of my short fiction

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In places beautifully written and thoroughly compelling, in others a bit drawn out and disjointed. But overall a clever and powerful novel. I wish GR had half stars as this would be 3.5.
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Beautifully written, this haunting collection of four stories is dark and more than a little mesmerising. It's no surprise this book and its stories garnered so much award attention.
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I loved this series and the final volume was huge and epic and incredibly satisfying. The very last paragraph is masterful. I can't recommend this series highly enough.
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message 9: by Alan

Alan Baxter Thanks very much. I do my best. :)


Leticia Hi Al, I LOVE that people love your work so much. Was just reading reviews of Write the Fight Right: they all adore it. It's brilliant.

Now, I'm off to do some reading of my own. :)


Christine Hi Alan,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
http://www.shadowforestauthors.com
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



Christine Hi Alan, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
Mariard Volume 2 Glass Pawns by Christine Jones

Join shadow forest authors and help stop illiteracy worldwide.
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message 5: by Alan

Alan Baxter Hi Bradley

Warhammer novels? I used to play Warhammer FRPG and Battle years ago. :)


Bradley Oooo I like dark fantasy. Thank you for adding me. =)

http://www.cardshark.com/content/view...

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

and my dark fantasy fav:
Gotrek & Felix The First Omnibus (Warhammer) by William King


message 3: by Alan

Alan Baxter I've just added all the books of The Belgariad and The Mallorean, along with Belgarath The Sorcerer and Polgara The Sorceress to my shelves. It's terribly sad news to hear that David Eddings has died. These books are part of the reason I became an author.


Christine Hi from down under Alan, thanks for being a friend. I hope to hear more from you.
Blessings CJ
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message 1: by Lisa

Lisa It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Alan!


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