Al Burke

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Al was born in Dublin, Ireland, but moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2009 with his wife and baby daughter. Now the proud (and active) father of two children, Al pays the bills by working in his local library. Al is the author of The King is Dead, an epic fantasy novel recently published by Bella Tulip Publishing. With his first novel under his belt, Al plans to release at least one more in 2017, including a series of short stories.

Al's favourite genres are fantasy, science fiction and horror.

Al is a huge fan of mythology, and his future works will incorporate different legends.

Al has a degree in Philosophy, with particular interest in Morality and Philosophies of Freedom.

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Al Burke My wife smiled at me from the other side of the bed. Strange, she was buried two years ago.
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Malice by John Gwynne
"Malice:

Malice is the first book in the Faithful and the Fallen series, it is an epic fantasy and focuses on a core set of main characters with there story arcs being told through game of thrones style point of view chapters that focus on each indi..." Read more of this review »
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Satisfying seems like meager praise, perhaps, in a world of overused superlatives but having come to the end of this series it feels like high praise. The first two books were terrific but this final book was truly the capstone that the..." Read more of this review »
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Lucifer’s Star by C.T. Phipps
"2.5 Stars, Sorry guys this one is a DNF for me right now. I can't really get into this one and not really feeling it so going to move on. I may come back and give it another go but it is a pass for now.
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Peter A. Flannery
“A silence settled over the city, a silence that spoke of twenty thousand equally sad goodbyes: lover to lover, mother to son, and father to confused and frightened child. They promised to be careful. They promised to return. But a soldier cannot keep such promises. He can only hope that they come true.”
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“The lesson of history is that no one learns.”
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“Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don't notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly."
"I want to be a soldier. A hero."
"You'll grow out of it.”
Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

C.T. Phipps
“I admit, this sector is full of assholes,” Judith muttered. “Not just this sector. I’ve been to the others. They’re all full of assholes. Every last one of them.”
C.T. Phipps, Lucifer's Star

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