Teaser from the upcoming “The Jracon’s Oath” – sequel to “The Jracon’s Burden”

**Please note - this is a first draft, so further editing and amendments are (highly!) likely before the final publication, hopefully before the end of 2018** **** As night drew its dark wings in, Dax flew low over a wide expanse of scrubland, his eyes straining into the failing light for signs of the Hawkers. …

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Work in Progress – “The Jracon’s Oath” – A Preview (early draft)

(Sequel to "The Jracon's Burden") **** The waves split endlessly against the headland, seemingly intent on dragging the rocky point into the sea. Seagulls called to each other in a minor key, their pure whites and slate greys matching the frothy clouds above and the gloomy waters below. The steady wind, as merciless and constant …

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Today in Literary History – Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was published

Undoubtedly the first foray for many readers into the wondrous world of fantasy writing is the epic novel, "The Hobbit", by J.R.R.Tolkien, released today in 1937, 81 years ago. Most recently captured in film form with Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, but loved in book form by millions …

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Deciding on a setting for my new fantasy novel, “The Jracon’s Burden”…

Although I set out to create a fantasy novel, I decided early on that I would use my knowledge of the natural world, and in particular the English countryside, as the backdrop for my story. There were a number of reasons for this, two of which I will detail here; one, my love of the …

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