Rob J. Hayes

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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 and three years working for a string of high street banks as a desk jockey/keyboard monkey, Rob
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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…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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X-Men meets The Running Man. (If you don’t know what The Running Man is, you should quickly go and familiarise yourself with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s back catalogue. Do it. Do it now!)


 


Superhero City: Ghoul is a fascinating look at superheroes in a corporate, capitalist America gone mad. It’s a world that’s all about the ratings and the merchandise. Heroes are picked for super teams, not by any...

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I love this world and the characters in it. Always seems like the author paints a very vivid picture, and not just with battle scenarios...at least for me there were quite a few laugh out loud moments...Anders usually. Oh, and it's..." Read more of this review »
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"This story is not for the feint hearted for certain! Or lovers of any of Haye's First earth characters as the death toll is certainly huge and he is definitely not afraid to do away with any of your favourites; it is true, No One Gets Out Alive! A..." Read more of this review »
Rob Hayes is 70% done with The Culling: I really quite like the concept and the banter between characters and the prose... but this book is so damned slow. 70% in and they've only just got the suicide squad together.
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This is the 3rd book in the Horus Heresy series (which is a rather long series), and sort of completes the story of Horus' fall... I think.

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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

“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

“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

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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

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