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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 Just keep writing. Slow down a little, allocate more time to think about where the story is going and listen to some non-pop music.
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There are so many 'fresh new voices' in Fantasy that I rarely pay attention to the claim, but NK Jemisin is definitely worth picking up.

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Once more Miles Cameron takes us into his incredibly detailed mediaeval world. We pick up the story where The Red Knight left off, but somewhat later, and this time our hero is marching to the aid of the princess of Moorea, whose father, the emperor, ...more
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I enjoyed this book. It concludes what was a very readable trilogy and I am disappointed that there doesn't seem to be anything else out there by this author.

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I enjoyed this book. I always like trying new authors and Jo Spurrier came to hand just as I was looking for something to read. It started out a little low. We are plunged into the middle of a war. The slave-owning Akharian Empire is fighting the Mes ...more
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Good read, plenty of action, a little humor. A fine story and great first book o any series. I probably will get the next one."
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Struggled with geography, stock characters and barely credible motivation. I wouldn't recommend it.
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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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“A great man is one who can swim in the ocean and not get wet.
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