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Reviews66 reviews

Tagsfantasy (51), dragons (10), demons (10), sword and sorcery (9), trilogy (8), epic (5), historical fiction (4), epic fantasy (2), Prophecy of the Kings (1), David Burrows (1) — see all tags

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About meHi all. I’m an avid reader of fantasy and count Tolkien, Irvine, Goodkind and Rowling amongst my favourites. I am also keen on Saxon/Viking re-enactment where I learned the brutal reality of fighting in a shield wall. I can tell you it hurts and have cracked fingers and ribs on several occasions. That might just be me being a clumsy fighter! Not sure and I certainly hope that’s not the case. :)

Writing has become my main hobby. I am a self published author. This is not an easy route and I have come across many pitfalls along the way. I’ve written a fantasy trilogy The Prophecy of the Kings, which comprises Legacy of the Eldric, Dragon Rider and Shadow of the Demon - sample chapters and reviews can be found on this website. This is the beauty of self publishing - I can show you my work to let you decide if it’s for you. I have just written Drachar’s Demons which I thoroughly enjoyed writing. I had help from Earmie, a close friend - but living an ocean away. She has a terrific grasp of English and helps me to fill in the gaps.

I am not the best writer in the world, but my tales are good and are getting some really excellent reviews. I think my books will definitely appeal to core fantasy readers. In some reviews Prophecy of the Kings is being described as traditional fantasy. I guess that’s in a similar vein to the Lord of the Rings. I’m not claiming it’s anywhere near as good! I am a Tolkien fan through and through and he is definitely my inspiration. Reviews are saying my work is different to his and the characters and world are unique to me.

The plot is complicated, but the tale is described as easy to read. Some reviews want more in the way of character development, some reviews really like my characters. I like it when the reader fills in the gaps and I enjoy hearing other people’s interpretations of my characters.

Being self published, I rely on word of mouth, so if you enjoyed my books please, please spread the word - on Amazon, Facebook, Twitter or all of these! I need fans so join me and please spread the word.

My interest in fantasy started with Princess of Mars, The Lord of the Rings. And probably Dune next! Motivated by LOTR I put pen to paper, determined to create a story with bold characters and an intriguing plot. The book's initial scene was a betrayal set deep in the heart of a mountain. Encouraged by my friends, I started writing The Prophecy of the Kings in the months during my wife’s pregnancy with the first of my two terrific sons.

As with most aspiring authors, writing is part time, with the plots progressing in the evenings and holidays. At times the PotK tale seemed to naturally take the characters into extreme peril, and for months I was left wondering as to their fate. Refusing to rewrite the tale to rescue them I patiently waited before inspiration struck and the story continued at a fast pace to the next cliff-hanger. Suffice to say my sons have now grown up and, as the quill dries, are of an age to read and appreciate this work. As to the characters in my tale, they too have grown older and wiser; as to whether they survived the tale, only reading the novel will tell.

About my libraryI like fantasy but enjoy other genres. Historical fiction and some thrillers. I used to read Westerns and horror.

GroupsFantasyFans, Historical Fiction, The Green Dragon

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Member sinceNov 28, 2008

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Just got my book and yep, as soon as I'm done reading it, I'll put a review for it :)
Thank You very much and I will most definitely leave a review.
Yes, I know about the struggles of the self-published, David, also from personal experience. You've done pretty good, I'd say, to get 54 LT readers. A lot of authors in the S-P category only have a few.
I finished Drachar's Demons a couple of days ago. Review is up on here,Twitter, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Many thanks for a great read.
A beautiful copy of Drachar's Demons arrived today. It looks very promising indeed. I have placed it on the top of my tbr pile and will start it in the next few days. Thankyou for remembering me.
I didn't realise it was coming from America. Didn't want you to think I hadn't thanked you. :-)

Yes, I am still in the jewellery shop. It's great fun at this time of year - downside is that I have no spare time for reading. Lol!
Thankyou. I'll let you know as soon as your book has arrived. :-)
I would definitely like a copy. Thanks for asking.
Oooh, thankyou! I'd love a copy of your book in exchange for a review. Thankyou for the kind offer. Did you keep my address or shall I send it to you again?
Hi, many thanks for the copy of Prophecy of the Kings - I received it a week or two ago. I shall be sure to read it within the next few months and get back to you.

Best wishes
Hello, received my copy of Legacy of the Eldric today - thank you!
It may take me a month or two to get round to reading it, but I shall certainly post my thoughts when I've done so.
Genny
Thanks, look forward to receiving it.
John
Given that I'm currently trying to get people to review my novel, it would be hypocrytical not to return the favour. I'll definitely write a review for your book howeser it's queued behind the last couple of books in Stephen King's Dark Tower series in my to read list.
I have been super busy with classes this semester. I haven't gotten very much read at all except for my required textbooks. Unfortunately, those have been dry and boring this time through. I have the First Law trilogy by Abercrombie. I hope I can get those read after I finish with finals next week. I have off from college from Dec 9 until Jan 7. I want to read a LOT during the break. I have Patrick Rothfuss' first book waiting in the wings too. I kind of hate to read it when I know the second book has been delayed and the third book doesn't even have a tentative scheduling, but the book calls to me from the shelf everytime I walk past my library. I know there are a few others I am hoping to get read during my month off, but right now i can't remember which ones!

Take care, and have a wonderful holiday season!
tracy
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