The Wise Monkey

In ‘The Dragon Prince’, Jiang is asked why he named his ship The Wise Monkey. By way of explanation, he tells this story: Very long ago, before there was an empire, there was a JinTo priest who left his city and went into the forest because he believed that it…

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The Wanderer

The fifth book in The Fourth Age of Shanakan – The Wanderer – has reached the end of the first draft stage. It’s just over a hundred thousand words. The next stage is editing, so I’ll be going through the manuscript over the next couple of weeks trying to find…

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Clockheart

The e-book version of the third Derakwa book, Clockheart, is now in review with Amazon and should be available to download within 24 hours. I’m also ploughing ahead with the fifth Shanakan book. About three quarters of the way through. I’ll probably complete the first draft some time in September.

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The Seventh Friend

I am unreasonably fond of myths and legends. So much so that, from time to time, I invent such tales and insert them into stories. In “The Seventh Friend” the title refers to an inn and the regiments that rise from that inn. The name was chosen by Cain Arbak,…

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Back to the Beginning

It is, perhaps, a strange thing to do, but I’ve just finished reading the first book I wrote: Shanakan. It’s been over a decade since I wrote it and I did have a reason. I’ve just started writing book five in that series and I wanted to get back into…

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New Book

I’m currently in the early stages of writing the next volume of The Fourth Age of Shanakan. This series is made up of generally shorter books – about a hundred thousand words, so I expect to get to the first edit in about sixteen to twenty weeks, so some time…

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Welcome

Welcome to my blog. I’ll post news here as it relates to the progress of my writing, and maybe the odd something else that might be of interest. This is a total revamp of the website as of 2022. I hope you like it.

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