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Simon Williams is an author of dark fantasy with elements of science fiction and horror, and a rather shapeless male of indeterminate age who seems intent on writing about himself in the third person.

If you're especially lucky you may see him half-shambling, half-rolling along the street in his home town of Trumpton. You'll catch the best view from the other side of the road, which is probably where you'll be anyway. Small children will point excitedly and turn to their parents to exclaim, "It must have been *one hell of a* spade to do that!"

He is the author of the Aona series (five books in all, and the series is complete) and Summer's Dark Waters, which is a fantasy / sci-fi adventure aimed more at children and teens although judging by
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Average rating: 4.56 · 140 ratings · 87 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Oblivion's Forge

4.47 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2011
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Summer's Dark Waters

4.55 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Secret Roads

4.72 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2012
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The Endless Shore

4.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2013
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The Spiral Heart

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Salvation's Door

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Embers Drift

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The Light From Far Below

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Excerpt from Embers Drift

As Lena peered down the steep flight of stairs, a nameless existential fear took hold of her, as if she stood on the threshold of a void into which she might easily spiral as the ground crumbled away. She almost lost her footing and would have done had her father’s hand not steadied her.

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Published on June 21, 2020 03:54 Tags: author, book, dark, dystopian, fantasy, horror, industrial, launch, metaphysical, sci-fi, writer

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Whispers of a Storm is a cracking read - a traditional epic fantasy that at once seems both familiar and original. It was easy to get into and a joy to continue reading, packed with compelling characters and plenty of action from the start. Two very ...more
"At long last, I have a publication date for The Light From Far Below, the sequel to Summer's Dark Waters. It will be April 30th (yes... 2018). Once again my work is illustrated by the wonderful Ankolie, and samples of some of the artwork which wi..." Read more of this blog post »
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Simon Williams Kira wrote: "Hey there Simon! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again :)"
Likewise, Kira. I hope to spend a bit more time here over the next few months :-)


message 11: by Kira

Kira Hawke Hey there Simon! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again :)


message 10: by Simon

Simon Williams Brigitte wrote: "Thank you for the friendvite Simon. Good to connect :))"
You too! :)


Brigitte Thank you for the friendvite Simon. Good to connect :))


message 8: by Simon

Simon Williams Lauren wrote: "Hi Simon,

Your book series sounds very interesting! Added all 3 to my reading list! Thanks again for connecting!

Lauren"


Thanks Lauren! I really hope you enjoy them. 4th one out later this year!


Lauren Shelton Hi Simon,

Your book series sounds very interesting! Added all 3 to my reading list! Thanks again for connecting!

Lauren


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Simon Williams Harmony wrote: "Hi Simon
Thanks for the friend invite.
Cheers
Harmony :-)"


You're welcome, Harmony. Hope you get a chance to check out my books sometime.


Harmony Kent Hi Simon
Thanks for the friend invite.
Cheers
Harmony :-)


Carole Gill thank you, Simon for the add.


Dianna Hardy Thanks for the friends request :)


message 2: by Simon

Simon Williams No worries, AR- I'm still learning the ropes but it's looking like a good system :)


message 1: by A.R.

A.R. Simon, good to see you on here and thanks for the add!


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