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Brian Rathbone

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Fantasy author Brian Rathbone
A former horse trainer and computer programmer, Brian Rathbone used his old world knowledge and love of fantasy fiction to create The World of Godsland fantasy series, which begins with The Dawning of Power trilogy.

The World of Godsland fantasy series includes:

Call of the Herald
Inherited Danger
Dragon Ore
Regent
Feral
Regal
The Fifth Magic
Dragonhold
The Seventh Magic
...more

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Brian Rathbone DRAGONHOLD, book seven of the Godsland series is at the editor for a second read and I'm hard at work editing THE SEVENTH MAGIC. I can't wait to bring…moreDRAGONHOLD, book seven of the Godsland series is at the editor for a second read and I'm hard at work editing THE SEVENTH MAGIC. I can't wait to bring you all more.(less)
Brian Rathbone I think my affinity for magic stems from reading fantasy and role playing. Those activities form some of my fondest memories and are things I shared w…moreI think my affinity for magic stems from reading fantasy and role playing. Those activities form some of my fondest memories and are things I shared with most of my friends. The bonds formed in our teenage years have continued to this day. In fact, I'm now writing books with some of those friends. It still brings back those same feelings I experienced when first reading Dragonlance for the first time or Shannara.(less)
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I have launched the New Voices in Fantasy Kickstarter! Help bring three new novels to life for as little as $5 and get some great stories in return. Any help spreading the word will be hugely appreciated. Thank you!!! bit.ly/kickdragon
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“Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity.”
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“If you wish to find yourself, you must first admit you are lost.”
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“Darkness, no matter how powerful it may seem, can be driven back by the tiniest spark.”
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message 18: by Beth

Beth Lyon Barnett Thanks for being my friend. I'm fairly new to GR so it will take awhile to get up to speed. Any tips will be must appreciated. Beth L Barnett


message 17: by L

L Dear Brian,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. Your fantasy series sounds fantastic and something that interests me a lot, hence i hope to have chance at some point of reading your work! It is also great to meet another indavidual who has worked with horses {i have for many years}.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 16: by Dale

Dale Thele Brian, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


message 15: by Sandra

Sandra Thank you so much for friending me! :)


message 14: by Owen

Owen Jones Hi Brian,

How are you?

Thanks for accepting my request for friendship!

I look forward to talking to you later.

All the best,
Owen
Behind The Smile by Owen Jones
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message 12: by Noaman

Noaman Hogira الفراشة رغم جمالها تبقى حشرة ...
و الصبار رغم قسوته ..زهرة
فلا تحكم على الناس من اشكالهم
بل احكم عليهم بما تحتوى قلوبهم


message 11: by Noaman

Noaman Hogira إن الأوطان كما هي محتاجة لقوة وعنفوان الشباب فهي أيضاً أكثر حاجة لحكمة وخبرة الشيوخ (وتعجل الشباب في استخدام القوة قد تكون سبب هلاك الأمة بدون حكمة الشيوخ)وعلى الشباب أن لا يتسرعوا باستخدام القوة دون الرجوع إلى العقلاء من أبناء الأمة فهم أصحاب الحل والعقد فلا يمكن تغافلهم
أ)نعمان حجيرة


message 10: by Noaman

Noaman Hogira إن الشباب طاقة وقوة لا يستهان به , وهو بنفس الوقت سلاح ذو حدين , فإذا وجهته التوجيه السليم وغرس في نفسهم الفضيلة وحب الدين والوطن فإنهم لا شك سوف يكونوا عماد وسند الأمة , أما إذا تركته تتلاطم به الأهواء والملذات فقد يُستقطب ويكون ذراع للعدو يضرب الوطن من الداخل (وهنا يكون خطره أكبر من خطر العوا الظاهر)
أ)نعمان حجيرة


message 9: by Ana

Ana Thank you for the friend request, feels good to be your friend even on here:)x


message 8: by Leon

Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure


message 7: by Laura

Laura Insightunicorn many thanks for the add. glad you would like to be friends. hope all is well? blessings laura


Jordan Thank you for the friend request. I hope you find Goodreads as fun as I do. I see you used to train horses, so did my father. That's pretty cool.


Louise Thanks for the add, Brian.


Alicia So you finally joined Goodreads!! I hope you have a nice time here and that we can share our love for books!! :D

Thanks a lot for adding me!


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor


Daniel Russell It's odd when you meet a 'character' from one of your books! Enter Brian Rathbone, hero of Samhane and the short story formerly titled Brian Rathbone: Seed of Evil.

Nice to meet you!


message 1: by Pete

Pete Kelly thanks for the add man how you doin


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