Monthly Archives: June 2013

The third book has now been released

Here, for all of you who follow the epic Silent Blade Chronicles, is the link to the third book, “Deathbane”, available now on amazon.uk, and amazon.com.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deathbane-Silent-Blade-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00DPHYN4Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372518111&sr=1-1&keywords=Deathbane

And here for those of you who have not yet started reading the Chronicles, is the link to the first book, “A Sword for Hire”
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sword-Silent-Blade-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B006OPLYU0

And not forgetting the second book “The Tomb of Sharakir”, and here is the link to it too.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharakir-Silent-Blade-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B008663SRM/ref=pd_sim_kinc_3/280-7484019-9938019
Happy reading everyone

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Cover art for new book

Cover art for new book

At long last i have recieved the cover artwork for my new book, “Deathbane”.
Hopefully the book will be launched on kindle format next week, and will join the other two in the series.
But for now, if you have not already caught up with the story, why not click on the links at the top of the blog and go and have a look at the first two books on their the amazon sites

Happy reading everyone

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June 26, 2013 · 8:10 pm

How do legends begin ?

In the end it is sad that this world of ours has lost contact with so much “original” culture. The ancient times might have been hard, but there was medicine, teaching, farming, and everything was made by hand by skilled men and women. Few youngsters nowadays don’t even understand the true meaning of the word “legend”, yet where do our legends come from, if not from some event that actually happened all those centuries ago?

Every ancient legend has its roots in a grain of truth. So about this… is it not strange that every culture in the world, from the North American Inuits, to the Chinese, the Aborigoni, The Mid-West Amarican Indian, The Norsemen, and hundreds of other cultures… each one of them have legends concerning DRAGONS…! Yet these legends came about long before any of these people made contact with each other!

This is not mere coincidence… this has to come from fact !

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Working on the fourth book

The Silent Blade Chronicles are fast becoming a truly epic tale. With the first and second books out on kindle ( the first one also available in paperback ) and the third episode now with my editor, i have been working hard on the fourth volume.

This tale crosses 2000 years of history on the world of Endovaar. It deals with many issues: from the creation of the gods when mankind was nothing more than a collection of wild nomadic tribes, through to a time when high magic is combined with fururistic technology to defeat the ultimate foe.

Two thirds of this has now been writen, and as i work on the fourth part i become increasingly aware that my writings are even now spreading across the world for all to read. This, for an author, is a truly fantastic feeling, and i am glad that my work is giving joy to those people who read it.

To search for the books, click on the links at the top of this page… you will only find the first two at the moment, but the third will be out very soon.

Happy reading everyone.

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How it all began

First I must appologise to you all for my absense, but I have been rather busy lately. However I am back now and ready to keep you updated.

Many people have asked me how the Silent Blade Chronicles came about. Well, the answer is fairly simple. Long ago I had a strange dream. It was one of those dreams that was so vivid that even to this day I can recall every little detail of it. The dream haunted me for a long time, till one day i decided to sit down and write about it. Strangely this turned into the one and only piece of poetry I have ever written… yet it was to become the core element of the Silent Blade Chronicles!

So here, for you all, is that poem, which features at the begining of Book 1

 

NIGHTWING

And the land lies dormant, no sound, nor smell, nor light. Yet neither is there spirit.

Tortured by an unending sense of longing, a desire to live.

Waiting, hoping, the land enduring an endless measure of uncountable time.

And yet, soon, the mist comes, extending, covering the land with a probing acumen.

Dark is the mist, darker than a hidden shadow, colder than the deepest crypt.

Over Land and Sea, the dark haze stirs, seeking, always seeking.

And soon it comes to rest from an epoch of travel, causing the very air to fall back in fear.

Yet from the darkened void comes the wish to be.

It lies in primal vigilance, yet passive… attentive, yet unborn to the land.

And from within, the desire for existence surveys the land, and finds it to be good.

Then first appears an eye, a window to the soul of creation.

Yet another, an eye, deeply red, glowing with the fires of life.

And from the mist grows shape and form, firstly cautious, but soon with burgeoning surety.

A head, imposing in its glory, horned, with awesome splendour.

Wings, body, tail, deeply black, a shadow within a shadow.

And the Dragon Lord rises to fill the land, disturbingly flawless in his glorious form.

Nightwing, consummate… power beyond power, unbending force of potency.

Nightwing, Divine Lord, provider of life.

And from clawed fist soars dagger of steel, shining with eternal lustre.

Immortal be the Blade of Transcending Silence.

For justice be it wielded, for peace be its purpose.

And now let the land be free.

Never again should man suffer the toil of battle.

Nor should woman lament in the ache of loss.

Nor should child cry out in fear.

 

Extract from the journal of Trellan, first Grand Master Wizard of Endovaar.

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