NEWS & Reviews

 

Momentum has been closed and folded back into Pan Macmillan. All three books of the new series, the Arbalester's Trilogy, are now out. As I only have Print On Demand books for 2 and 3, this means no tours but if you want a signed copy personalised to you, then I do have copies. Message me on the CONTACT page. 

The Daily Telegraph reviews Wall Of Spears

 

The Daily Telegraph fantasy reviewer Janet Hughes gave me 4.5 stars out of 5 for the conclusion of my Empire Of Bones series, Wall Of Spears - here's her review ...

Newtown Review Of Books on Empire Of Bones

 

Newtown Review Of Books, a highly respected Australian online reviewer, was glowing about this series.

You can read their reviews by following this link.

 

Speculating On SpecFic reviews Empire Of Bones

 

This very cool Australian review website loved my series, giving five stars to all three of the books and making Bridge Of Swords their Must-Read book of the month!

Check out their reviews here ...

 

June 2017

Compared to David Gemmell in a review

My battle scenes are often mentioned as one of the highlights of my work. So when Australian Bookseller + Publisher reviewed The Risen Queen and compared my battle scenes to the late, great David Gemmell, I was obviously delighted!

Read more here ...

I have written the first in what could be a series about a 12-year-old boy who becomes ruler of a British kingdom around 500AD, in what will be a different take on the Arthurian legend.

Set after the Romans have left, when the British were under siege from the Saxons, the Irish and the Picts, there's plenty of scope to have fun with this.

I am also writing the first in what could be a series about the Roman invasion of Britain. I'm about 60,000 words into the first draft, with about a 100,000 word target.

Featuring the legendary Treasures of Britain, this features real characters from history as well as a boy and his father trying to stay ahead of the Romans, the druids and vengeful Celts.

I will let you know more later!

There will be more books coming from me ... all that remains to be seen is when and where and how!

 

Latest News

Fantasy Book Review checks out The Last Quarrel Episode One

Online review site Fantasy Book Review took a look at The Last Quarrel Episode 1 and enjoyed it very much! Here's what they had to say: "The premise of this story is excellent, and had me intrigued from the start."

First review of The Last Quarrel full book, not just Episode 1!

The Sunday Telegraph gave the first full review of The Last Quarrel, which is for the entire book, not just Episode 1. And it was a great review too, 4.5/5 stars. Read it here:

Aurealis Express reviews Episodes 1-3 of The Last Quarrel

Aurealis Express Number 78 has reviewed the first three episodes of The Last Quarrel. You can pick up your copy of this online fantasy sci-fi magazine for the full details HERE: although here is the conclusion of the review:

"Tremendously enjoyable tale from one of Australia's more accomplished fantasy writers. The action is gritty and thrilling, the plot suitably epic and the characters charismatic and engaging. Easily recommended to fans of authors such as Joe Abercrombie and David Gemmell."

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