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Tim Stead

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I am a fantasy author who lives in New Zealand within sight of the magnificent Southern Alps and surrounded by sheep, mountains and badly behaved rivers.

I was born in the UK, but have lived in Hong Kong, the UK and now New Zealand. I am very familiar with the Richter Scale.

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Tim Stead Are you kidding? Everything. I love writing, I love people reading what I write, and I love the fact that people will pay money to read it. In our mat…moreAre you kidding? Everything. I love writing, I love people reading what I write, and I love the fact that people will pay money to read it. In our materialistic world I set my prices as low as I can and hope it's low enough. I especially love it when readers get in touch, rate or review one of my books.(less)
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This Forsaken Earth by Paul Kearney
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Picked this up for some holiday reading and was blown away. As a long time fan of both fantasy and Patrick O'Brian this was a very pleasant surprise. Kearney can certainly write and has done his research. This was the first book in years that I finis ...more
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The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
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Took this one on holiday after reading the first two. Excellent book. Perhaps not as brilliant as the first two. I found the ending a little less than perfect, but still very good. I sometimes feel that sequels need to accelerate the pace if the firs ...more
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“Killing men is not like fencing. There's no room for fine touches in battle. Every second that you blade is stuck in one man's body is a second that another can use to skewer you.”
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“But a trick doesn't seem clever if you reveal it before it's played.”
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“A great man is one who can swim in the ocean and not get wet.
(Sheyani Esh Baradan al Dasham)”
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