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David Burrows

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David Burrows is the author of the award winning fantasy trilogy the Prophecy of the Kings (Gold Award 2010 Readersfavorite.com) and the prequel Drachar's Demons. Prophecy of the Kings was also Book of the Month on SFbooks.com. Sample chapters and reviews can be found at David's website http://davidburrows.org.uk/.

David has lived in Blackpool, Liverpool, Edinburgh and he now resides in the garden of England, Kent. He was a Captain in the TA (2/52 Lowland), an experienced mountain climber and more recently has taken part in Saxon/Viking re-enactment. David's fantasy writing has benefited from these real life experiences: hours slogging up and down mountains and fighting in a shield wall and although never maimed or killed, David has broken
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As fantasy fans will know, Orcs travel in groups known as bands. Unless of course they have a strings section, in which case they are an orc-estra.
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Legacy of the Eldric (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Long ago, the Eldric mysteriously disappeared from the land, shortly after the Krell Wars when Drachar’s shade was finally banished from the world. Perhaps they believed the threat was gone, but in leaving they took with them their sorcery, the only effective means of defeating demons. Then came the Prophecy and only one thing is certain in the cryptic lines, Drachar’s shade will one day return. Against this backdrop three men seek what became of the Eldric. One man, Vastra, recklessly ambitious and driven by greed for power, harbours a secret and will kill to protect it. His companions, Kaplyn and Lars, have their own reasons for helping, but who will succeed? Vastra seeks an Eldric talisman and the journey is fraught with peril. Already there are clear signs that demons once again seek souls. None of the men realise the train of events they are about to set in motion will affect three worlds, nearly destroying theirs in the process. Their journey will take them deep into the bowels of the earth. All will not be as it seems. One man will betray them and yet salvation may come from an unlikely source….
Wizard's Downfall (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This is a short fantasy story. Give it a try and let me know what you think :)
Terror Unleashed (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A short fantasy story. Tarsis is a thief and his recent haul inadvertently comprises a magic ring. Damn the consequences, caution will never make him rich...
A Meeting of Souls (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: How I came to write The Prophecy of the Kings.
The Prophecy of the Kings (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: I am thinking of adding this prologue to the second edition. What do you think?
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By comparison to his other books this was a bit of a let down. The Secret can be guessed and is long drawn out. Still an interesting read but certainly lacked the impact of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code.
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
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“The greatest tales, well told, awaken the fears and longings of the listeners. Each man hears a different story. Each is touched by it according to his inner self. The words go to the ear, but the true message travels straight to the spirit.”
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Victoria Simcox Hi David nice to meet you as well. I see you write fantasy. That's great! Your books look very good. Hope you do well with them. Best Victoria www.themagicwarble.com


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James what are your books names


message 3: by David

David It's horror aimed at teens, but it's quite good. A little short though. I pretty much read each one in an evening. My son had them so I had 12 books to read so I didn't complain. I normally like a longer book though


message 2: by Robin

Robin Hi, thanks for the friendship - how's the weather in VA? Weather in VA has been cold but we had some nice weather a few weekends back - got some bik riding in.

It's a little bit cold in the UK at the moment but we've had a few nice days. Sounds about the same as here.

Have you read Darren Shan? I've just read some of his, a bit short but not bad. Nope never had - what kind of stuff does he write?


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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