I'm over the moon with a new review I've got in for NOT OUT OF FEAR:

Not Out if Fear is an epic book - impossible to put down and full of plot twists to keep your adrenaline pumping right to the end. This is a must read for anyone who loves fantasy.

Nikita Lyons did the review. After I put out a request she volunteered as she is a local in the age range we are targeting and she is also an avid reader. Thanks Nikita.

We're really close to launching the book on Amazon. The ebook has been audited now and we're just waiting for the final tweaks to be made.

NOT OUT OF FEAR Preview available

At last I am at the stage of being ready to release the preview of my first book in the ‘Era of Zether’ series NOT OUT OF FEAR! It’s hard to believe that I’ve probably been working on getting to this point for around four years, and putting up with all kinds of interference, in the best-intentioned sort of way of course, from wannabe editors and other lower mortals in my family. In choosing the magical fantasy genre, I’m wanting to pay tribute to my favourite authors JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling, as well as Roald Dahl and John Flanagan.

The preview raises the curtain on the antagonists, their powers, the ideology of the world I have created and what is at stake for the protagonists. So here you can get a free copy of the first two chapters. I also recommend you take a look at the lore pages on my website to get a deeper understanding of the background and some of the secrets of this intriguing continent and its people.

I’d love to get your feedback, so feel free to post your comments here. And if it means you want to read the whole of my masterpiece, you can sign up for an email notification when the book is available. Its sequel, called THE FALLEN HERO, is not far away, and I’ve included the opening chapter for that at the end of NOT OUT OF FEAR.

Now I have to wait with nervous anticipation to see whether people like it. I’ve always hated that side of things so I’m just going to get back to writing.