Stryke First: A Comic Fantasy

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Thanks very much for visiting my website. You can find out about my books, both my comic fantasy novels and my non-fiction as well as my obsession with the great, and much missed, Sir Terry Pratchett.
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Mort by Terry Pratchett – Review

Mort is the fourth book in the Discworld series, and the great man was really hitting his stride. Mort(imer) is a young, gangly, lad with few job prospects - so few that, at the apprentice's market, he ends up the only unhired job applicant. Fortunately (or not),...

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Amateur Grammatics – A Comic Fantasy (FREE audio book)

Amateur Grammatics is my novelette (get a FREE copy here) featuring the world's most arthritic witch and her encounter with a creepy fairground. On a whim, I recorded and edited it in a couple of days, so I hope you'll enjoy my dramatic performance! At just under and...

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Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett – Review

Equal Rites is the third book set on the Discworld and the first not to focus on Rincewind - although it does feature wizards. As the eighth son of an eighth son, Eskarina Smith was destined to be a powerful wizard. The only problem is, she's a girl - a fact that...

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The Light Fantastic Review

It's astonishing to think that The Light Fantastic is, to a large degree, simply the second half of the story started in The Colour of Magic. Astonishing because the leap in quality is palpable - this feels like a true Discworld novel in a way that The Colour of Magic...

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The Colour of Magic Review

I've resolved to read all of the Discworld books, one a month, from the beginning, and I started with The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett's first foray into the magical world borne on the shoulders of four elephants that ride around the universe on the back of...

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The Perfect Keyboard for Writers and Writing

  My attempts to find a really good, reasonably priced, keyboard for banging out the words have seen me accumulate a big pile of the things (I realised this the other day when I had a big clear-out in the office) but I think the search may finally be over - and...

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I’ve recorded an audio version of my novelette: Amateur Grammatics. You can listen to it below or find it on Audible

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A fey king. An evil horde. A new darkness. And a boy with exploding hands.
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