Niall Teasdale

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I was born in the vicinity of Hadrian's Wall so perhaps a bit of history rubbed off. Ancient history obviously, and border history, right on the edge of the Empire. I always preferred the Dark Ages anyway; there’s so much more room for imagination when people aren’t writing down every last detail. So my idea of a good fantasy novel involved dirt and leather, not shining plate armour and Hollywood-medieval manners. The same applies to my sci-fi, really; I prefer gritty over shiny.

Oddly, then, one of the first fantasy novels I remember reading was The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper (later made into a terrible juvenile movie). These days we would call Cooper’s series Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy and looking back on it, it influenced me a
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Iori I'm happy that you took into consideration my recommandation about Thomas Deprima's Series Galaxy Unknow. I hope that you'll like Jenetta's adventures.


Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* Hello Niall.. thanks for the friend request.. always happy to make new friends.. Im looking forward to reading your book, Demons Moon for my R2R. Good luck and happy success!


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