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The assassin got down from his gray horse and beat against the monastery door. Fatigue tugged at his legs as if sucking him into the desert dust, so he leaned back against the gelding's flank and waited. It was a good beast. If names meant anything, he'd have called...read more
You may imagine that "Sweet FA" stands for "Sweet F All", but, in fact, it's derived from a notorious murder that took place in 1867 - and it happened in the little market town I call home. Fanny Adams was an 8 year old who lived in Alton, Hampshire, with her parents...read more
A new direction You know, every now and again, an idea occurs that is too good to be left until later. I’d just finished the fourth book in the Robot Empire series (Sledgehammer) and was organising a group promotion for some author friends who write historical...read more
This is a Christmas story inspired by A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I hope you enjoy it 😉 Marley McCarthy is not looking forward to Christmas. All his mates get better pressies than him and, because of this, he hates going back to school in January. While he...read more
This is the story of Coin, the eighth son of an eighth son of an eighth son - and it's therefore superficially similar to Equal Rites. One problem with the story is that the main character is pretty unlikeable, but the other main problem is Rincewind, who has, by this...read more
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),...read more