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Rob Beck

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Robert has been living in a fantasy world for as long as he can remember. It’s entirely possible it all started at an English boarding school in the late 1970s. It’s no secret that those places are hubs of magical activity with strong links to other realities, and that kind of thing can leave a lasting impression on a chap.

His stories really started to develop when his sons came along. During their early years, normality was often interrupted by a band of invisible pirates on a mission to disrupt Christmas. These interludes inevitably began with the arrival of a story on their doorstep, which would trigger a chase around the local countryside looking for clues. Those original stories were the catalyst that led to Robert’s first novel: The S
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Am I allowed to go to a world from my own book? If so, I would certainly travel to the Otherworld of The Solstice Blade.

The Otherworld was largely created as my idea of a perfect place where we could recapture the lost wonder we felt as children upon discovering something new in the world.

Once there, I would want to see the night sky as it is described in the book. This was one of the aspects of the Otherworld that I was most pleased with.(less)
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The Green Man Event at Mount Edgcumbe

I had a very enjoyable weekend at the Green Man event at Mount Edgcumbe in Torpoint, Cornwall selling and signing copies of The Solstice Blade. Green Man is a two day event with live music, performers and stalls, all presided over by the Green Man himself, created from scratch each year.


The early mizzle (a quintessentially Cornish misty drizzle) cleared to fantastic weather with only a small downp

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