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Rob J. Hayes

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Winner of Mark Lawrence's 3rd Self Published Fantasy Blog Off (SPFBO) with Where Loyalties Lie

Rob J. Hayes was born somewhere south of the cockney wastelands in a small town called Basingstoke. He grew up with all the usual boy toys including Lego, Star Wars figures (complete with working lightsaber action) and plenty of Transformers. Playing with these toys inspired his imagination and as soon as he was old enough he started playing with swords... OK, wooden sticks.

At the age of fourteen he started writing but, like most fourteen year old boys, everything had to be either a vampire, a werewolf, or have superpowers. Thankfully, like most fourteen year old boys, he eventually grew up... a bit.

After four years at University studying Zoology a
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Rob J. Hayes I have just finished writing a follow up series to The Ties that Bind. It's a duology called Best Laid Plans. The first novel is Where Loyalties Lie a…moreI have just finished writing a follow up series to The Ties that Bind. It's a duology called Best Laid Plans. The first novel is Where Loyalties Lie and the second is The Fifth Empire of Man. Both have a planned 2016 release from Ragnarok Publications.

I'm now currently working on a high fantasy adventure romp with an Avengers feel to it. Expect heroes, dragons, dark lords, and my usual dark humour.(less)
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Rob J. Hayes Nope. There are plenty of strong female characters in the series. Though I'm not sure hero or heroine apply to any of my characters. :D
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Self Published Fantasy Releases – June 2020

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“Ever killed anyone with a spoon?" she asked him.
"Uhhh..."
"Me neither, but I'm thinking of trying.”
Rob J. Hayes, The Heresy Within

“I’m many things, Deun, but I ain’t a liar,” Drake lied.”
Rob J. Hayes, Where Loyalties Lie

“Power ain’t what ya reckon it’ll be. Don’t mean ya get ta do what ya want all the time; means ya gotta do what every other fucker wants. Much better bein’ the knife in the darkness than waitin’ fer it ta come for you.”
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“You say glory, necessity, pride; I say barbarity, greed, arrogance. War is a search for glory, for that particular sense of joy and satisfaction that comes from staking one's life on the outcome of a gamble. The search for a cheap thrill, with a cost too dear for Midas, and on a pretext that, more or less, amounts to 'My neighbour has a thing. I want it.”
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“Power ain’t what ya reckon it’ll be. Don’t mean ya get ta do what ya want all the time; means ya gotta do what every other fucker wants. Much better bein’ the knife in the darkness than waitin’ fer it ta come for you.”
Rob J. Hayes, The Fifth Empire of Man

“Jezzet there isn't a man in this room who hasn't spent at least some time staring at you and you're without doubt the most graceful person I've ever seen. I'm sure you can find some way to distract them. Failing that just start ... you know ... killing people."
"Killing people?" [...]
"Yes. with a spoon if you like.”
Rob J. Hayes, The Heresy Within

“We teach girls shame. “Close your legs. Cover yourself.” We make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up — and this is the worst thing we do to girls — they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

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