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Ian Lewis

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Ian Lewis prefers not to be bound by a particular genre. Though the inspiration for his work varies, it often finds roots in something he dreamt. He strives for a gritty realism and maintains an interest in the humanity of his characters. His hope is that readers find themselves haunted by his stories in the sense that the narrative sticks with them long after they've finished reading, leaving them with a subtle restlessness for more. Mr. Lewis is the author of The Camaro Murders, Lady in Flames, Beacon Road Bedlam, Power in the Hands of One, Godspeed, Carry My Bullet, and And I Will Lead the Revolt. New for 2019 is From Legend. He has been writing since 2002.

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Ian Lewis I'd visit the world which I'm building for a forthcoming novel that will be released in 2019. The working title is "The Reeve Book One: Absence of…moreI'd visit the world which I'm building for a forthcoming novel that will be released in 2019. The working title is "The Reeve Book One: Absence of Light." It's an alternate version of North America, one in which the world has been plunged into darkness due to a societal collapse at some point in the past. So instead of science, technology, and culture advancing the way it did in reality, the world is stunted and still trying to catch up. Because the past has diverged from the path we know, the rate and order in which events unfold is entirely different, which will make for some interesting and unexpected nuances to this world. The backdrop is very much a fantasy, a western, and Batman all thrown into a blender.

Once arriving in this world, I would seek out Logan Hale, the main protagonist, who is a Sheriff type of character charged with protecting his city. I would try to convince him to go after the woman he loves or else forget about her altogether, because his failure to do either one of those things will cause him to make a very costly mistake down the road, one that will threaten to destroy his city. Or maybe I wouldn't do so. Otherwise, you as the reader would be deprived of conflict, which is what makes for good fiction. Stay tuned.(less)
Ian Lewis I need to finish "Churchill: The Power of Words" as well as "Batman: Knightfall Vol 2: Knightquest." After that, I plan to read (or rather re-read)…moreI need to finish "Churchill: The Power of Words" as well as "Batman: Knightfall Vol 2: Knightquest." After that, I plan to read (or rather re-read) Volume 3 of the Knightfall trilogy, KnightsEnd. I'm re-reading the Batman stories partly for fun, and partly for research. I wanted to get reacquainted with the character since there will be some heavy Batman influences in a new series I'm working on. I might be able to squeeze in "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh after that. If I get ambitious, I'd consider the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, but that might be a ways out.(less)
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From Legend (The Reeve #1)

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Godspeed, Carry My Bullet

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Batman, a Fantasy, and a Western all in a blender

I'm excited to announce the release of my new novel! "The Reeve Book I: From Legend" is the first in what will be a five-book Historical Fantasy series. There's a lot that went into this story from a conceptual viewpoint, so much that I worried whether I could effectively articulate my vision. The title of this very post is how I went about describing it to people early on. Sounds kind of out t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 08, 2019 03:29 Tags: from-legend, historical-fantasy, ian-lewis, the-reeve
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“The story was that Baird Wensum almost made it. He somehow snaked through to the outside, crossed the prison yard, and stole a car from the employee lot. Whether anyone would've caught up with him is arguable, because Wensum only got a quarter mile down the road before rolling the car in a ditch. His neck snapped somewhere between the shoulder and the corn field.”
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“The acknowledgement stung. Buried beneath layers of ignored remorse, he was as guilty as those monsters of human flesh who stabbed, bludgeoned, and hacked their way through life. Not because he was evil like them, but because he had crossed the same inviolable line: he had orchestrated the death of another man.”
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“The story was that Baird Wensum almost made it. He somehow snaked through to the outside, crossed the prison yard, and stole a car from the employee lot. Whether anyone would've caught up with him is arguable, because Wensum only got a quarter mile down the road before rolling the car in a ditch. His neck snapped somewhere between the shoulder and the corn field.”
Ian Lewis, Beacon Road Bedlam

“On the other end of the line, I grip the phone with deliberate pressure, as if to mimic the seriousness of the conversation. I don't worry about what "they" are just yet. It's Ray's tone which is concerning--the way he says "the end of the world," in a voice wavering on the fragile edge of self control.”
Ian Lewis, Power in the Hands of One

“The acknowledgement stung. Buried beneath layers of ignored remorse, he was as guilty as those monsters of human flesh who stabbed, bludgeoned, and hacked their way through life. Not because he was evil like them, but because he had crossed the same inviolable line: he had orchestrated the death of another man.”
Ian Lewis, Beacon Road Bedlam

“Small towns usually have their share of petty larceny or domestic disturbances too. Graehling Station is no different. The repeat offenders make their rounds like the parking-lot carnivals that pass through in the stinking heat of summer.”
Ian Lewis, The Camaro Murders

“The Upper Territory. It’s not Heaven, and time spent won’t keep you out of Hell. It’s somewhere in between, and it’s clear that none of us negotiate the terms of our existence.”
Ian Lewis, The Camaro Murders

“All I know for sure is the past doesn’t always stay put. Maybe that’s one of life’s hard-knock lessons. Or maybe it’s just bad luck.”
Ian Lewis, The Camaro Murders

“On the other end of the line, I grip the phone with deliberate pressure, as if to mimic the seriousness of the conversation. I don't worry about what "they" are just yet. It's Ray's tone which is concerning--the way he says "the end of the world," in a voice wavering on the fragile edge of self control.”
Ian Lewis, Power in the Hands of One

“The acknowledgement stung. Buried beneath layers of ignored remorse, he was as guilty as those monsters of human flesh who stabbed, bludgeoned, and hacked their way through life. Not because he was evil like them, but because he had crossed the same inviolable line: he had orchestrated the death of another man.”
Ian Lewis, Beacon Road Bedlam

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