Rob J. Hayes

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United Kingdom
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
January 2012

URL


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
...more

To ask Rob J. Hayes questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

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)
This question contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
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…moreNope. 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(less)
Average rating: 4.02 · 11,248 ratings · 1,430 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Heresy Within (The Ties...

3.89 avg rating — 2,456 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Never Die

3.92 avg rating — 1,747 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Along the Razor's Edge (The...

3.87 avg rating — 1,155 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Colour of Vengeance (Th...

4.09 avg rating — 1,320 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Price of Faith (The Tie...

4.07 avg rating — 1,131 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lessons Never Learned (...

4.18 avg rating — 505 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Fifth Empire of Man (Be...

4.21 avg rating — 380 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Where Loyalties Lie (Best L...

4.04 avg rating — 717 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
From Cold Ashes Risen (The ...

4.32 avg rating — 502 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pawn's Gambit

4.46 avg rating — 223 ratings — published 2021 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Rob J. Hayes…

Self Published Fantasy Releases – May 2021

If you would like to be kept up to date with the upcoming lists, please subscribe to my newsletter by clicking this link. I don’t send out letters too often, pretty much once a month when this list goes out… and occasionally if I release a book or something.

As always, this is not a comprehensive list, but only includes all the books I have heard about so far.

If you have a fantasy novel you are sel

Read more of this blog post »
2 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on April 26, 2021 09:10
The Heresy Within The Colour of Vengeance The Price of Faith
(3 books)
by
4.00 avg rating — 5,074 ratings

Along the Razor's Edge The Lessons Never Learned From Cold Ashes Risen
(3 books)
by
4.04 avg rating — 2,159 ratings

Never Die Pawn's Gambit Spirits of Vengeance
(3 books)
by
3.98 avg rating — 1,969 ratings

Where Loyalties Lie The Fifth Empire of Man
(2 books)
by
4.10 avg rating — 1,097 ratings

It Takes a Thief to Catch a... It Takes a Thief to Start a...
(2 books)
by
3.88 avg rating — 348 ratings

More series by Rob J. Hayes…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Grey Bastards
Rob Hayes is currently reading
by Jonathan French (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Lost War
Rob Hayes is currently reading
by Justin Lee Anderson (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Rob’s Recent Updates

Rob Hayes and 3 other people liked Mitriel’s status update
Mitriel Mitriel wants to read Pawn's Gambit
Rob Hayes started reading
The Grey Bastards by Jonathan  French
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rob Hayes and 7 other people liked Samir's review of Pawn's Gambit:
Pawn's Gambit by Rob J. Hayes
Rob Hayes and 3 other people liked Lidya's review of Never Die:
Never Die by Rob J. Hayes
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jonathan Carter Jonathan Carter wants to read Never Die
Rob Hayes rated a book really liked it
The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Let's start with a basic statement... The Blacktongue Thief is a fantastic book!

Right off the bat, the character of Kinch Na Shannack leaps off the page. After that, there isn't a page that goes by where he doesn't ooze charisma at you. He's just pla
...more
Rob Hayes is currently reading
The Lost War by Justin Lee Anderson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rob Hayes finished reading
Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rob Hayes rated a book really liked it
The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
Rate this book
Clear rating
I love this book! It was fun. It was brutal. It was heartwarming and heartbreaking.

It starts off simple. A conscript torn from her country and trained to be a solider in a foreign land where she's considered a second class citizen. But when she's sen
...more
Rob Hayes is on page 25 of 416 of The Blacktongue Thief: I'm just a few pages in but dear gods this book has a lot of character. Really jumps off the page.
The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman
The Blacktongue Thief (Blacktongue, #1)
by Christopher Buehlman (Goodreads Author)
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Rob's books…
“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.”
Rob J. Hayes, The Fifth Empire of Man

Polls

November/December '17 'Pirates, tavern wenches, and army' Poll

 
  27 votes, 67.5%

 
  8 votes, 20.0%

 
  5 votes, 12.5%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

“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.”
Laura M. Hughes, Art of War
tags: war

“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

636120 The Cool Kids' Fantasy Club — 1509 members — last activity May 05, 2021 12:58PM
A group to chat about SFF books. Authors and readers welcome. I might post about my books and the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off too. I plan on maki ...more
99986 Modern Good Reads — 6477 members — last activity May 06, 2021 09:31PM
Modern Good Reads connects readers with books, authors, & challenges. We want to chat, inform, & provide events & discussions, a home for readers and ...more
157418 Grimdark Fantasy — 1217 members — last activity Apr 02, 2021 07:23AM
This is for fans of what has been coined Grimdark Fantasy. This includes books by authors such as Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, George RR Martin, Sc ...more
201434 Grimdark Fiction Readers & Writers — 99 members — last activity Oct 03, 2018 06:18AM
A platform for discussing and sharing grimdark fantasy and science fiction literature for the members of the Grimdark Fiction Readers & Writers group ...more
99680 Crossroad Press — 117 members — last activity Dec 30, 2015 02:05AM
This group is intended to become a connection point between the 130 plus authors working with Crossroad Press, their fans, and new readers around the ...more
More of Rob’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.