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The Severaine, available for pre-order

Hi all, it is with great pleasure I announce that the second book in The Forgotten Legacies Series, The Severaine, is now available for pre-order

10% of the royalties from this title with be going to:

The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) who provide practical and emotional support to military personnel, their families and other entitled civilians when they are in hospital, rehabilitation or recovery centres and support patients from all three services, wherever they serve.


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Civilisations rise and fall leaving only dust and legend in their wake. Kingdoms were lost, and races forgotten. Across the countless span of time one threat rises, heralding the end of man’s rule, and laying to waste those who defiled its mistress. It is known as the Severaine, a power that in vengeance could bring even the Gods themselves to their knees. Each era overcame this peril so a new world could rise from the ashes of old. Lost within such wisdom could be the answers our heroes seek, a means to stop the threat before a new cycle is born.

But legends can lie and history can be mistaken.

There is another tale, a fable on the lips of few, it speaks of the means to force this power into submission, and there are those who would seek to bend this devastating might to their will.

Creatures rise, guardians wake, and sometimes even the meddling hands of man can turn divine plans awry. The prophesies of old were reforged by death and whisper now a chilling truth. If this path continues unobstructed there is only one conclusion. The end of man and god alike.

But there are some secrets that should never be uncovered and paths which mortals must fear to tread.

When revenge knows no boundaries there are some bonds even death cannot destroy.

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Whilst only the e-book is available for pre-order I would like to remind my readers that if you buy the paperback of any of my books: Herbal Lore, Darrienia, and The Severaine, through Amazon as it is enrolled in the Kindle Matchbook program you will can get the kindle edition for free.

Book links:

UK The Severaine

US The Severaine

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The Last Swordmage by Martin F. Hengst

Last night I completed the first book in The Last Sword Mage Trilogy by Martin F. Hengst. I have to say, this was another book that I really enjoyed.

The book follows the tale of Tiadaria, a young woman who starts off belonging to a small tribe before being sold to a slave trader. Eventually she comes to cross paths with a retired member of the King’s Guard, Royce, a man with very unusual powers for this world, the ability to both enter the Quintessential Sphere and use steel weapons, normally something impossible, but for his bloodline. Or so he thought.

I found this book to be really interesting with fantastic character development throughout. I enjoyed watching the forming bonds between Tiadaria and Royce, as they shift from hate and indifference to deep almost parental bonds.

This author has a fun and easy style of writing which means you can’t help but get drawn in to the events. The world, Solendrea, and some of its history, is brilliantly explained through the events leading to the climax of the story. Whilst many would argue, the book in itself is a stage setter for the next one, I would also add that it makes a good read in its own right. Having not yet read any more in the series, it has certainly piqued my interest enough for me to want to buy the next and find out what happens next.

If like me, you find yourself interested in this author and series, you can find the above book here:

US The Last Swordmage: The Swordmage Trilogy: Book 1 (Magic of Solendrea)

UK The Last Swordmage: The Swordmage Trilogy: Book 1 (Magic of Solendrea)