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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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Oblivion's Forge

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Summer's Dark Waters

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Secret Roads

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The Endless Shore

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The Spiral Heart

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Salvation's Door (Aona Book 5)

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Embers Drift

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Never mistreat crows…

Or any other creature, of course- but I'd like to tell you the story of someone who learned this the hard way.

Some weeks ago I was walking around the woods quite near to where I live. As I walked across a grassy clearing, I discovered a young man who was throwing sticks and stones at a group of crows (there were three in all, so probably a mating pair and their offspring). I made it clear to him t Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 10, 2022 01:59 Tags: birds, crows, odd-things

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Simon Williams added a status update: With the final draft of the first Heralds of Misfortune book now done, time to sort out the artwork and maps. Publication date will be set in the coming weeks. :)
Simon Williams added a status update: Draft 2 of the first Heralds of Misfortune book is done. Now for some polishing.
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A rich and complex tale of epic fantasy, Black hallows: Cradle of Darkness is the first book of the Black Hallows Trilogy and almost immediately plunges the reader into a densely woven story with a wide tapestry of characters.

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Classic Cherryh. Satisfying and explosive end, and a great read as the characters are by now (four books into the series) embedded in my head and easy to visualise. Whilst the first book in the series remains the best, each of the ones that follow ar ...more
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A very enjoyable read from an author who has shown that he can write confidently across different genres, The Last Tiger is an action-packed thriller with all the ingredients for a very decent film, with many plot twists and a readable, easy style th ...more
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message 12: by Simon

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 :))


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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 :)


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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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