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There's an argument among Fantasy writers, and readers too, as to whether the rule "Write what you know" applies. I'm firmly of the "Write what you know" school; in my humble opinion, there is as much to be "known" about Fantasy as there is any other genre. My stories feature a lot of sword-fighting, camping and horse-riding, all of which I do indeed know enough about to write on.
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ABOUT MY BOOKS:
Akurite Empire is a trilogy. While each book is a complete story in its own right, reading all three in sequence will be much more fun than reading one or two in random order.
Romancing The Sword is a quintet (quintology?) set five years prior to the events of Akurite Empire and covering much of the back story. It is a massive epic and intended to be read as such; the story-arcs overlap from one book to another.
Then there are the Sorcha stories... These are Fantasy Erotica, and as such feature much higher sexual content than my other books. They also cross over the plots of other books, presenting a different perspective on events as detailed in the main series.
The Lord Protector is a trilogy picking up directly after Akurite Empire.
Book one of any of these series is a good place to start.
Anonymous & Sifu are comedies, and though they feature the character of Sifu Dansac, both can be enjoyed individually. Sifu's Kung Fu Secrets, despite being written in the style of a demented Chinaman, contains real martial arts. Don't try this stuff, you'll hurt people. It's written in the style of a mad Chinaman so that no one will take it seriously.
I've been writing for about ten years; I have a large back-catalogue that will be presented here as I complete final editing of each book.
Find my latest interview online here: http://lawlesswonderland.weebly.com/
on Oct. 25, 2012 :
I have come to realise that “Fantasy means something much broader and much more immersive than my simple dismissive perceptions. Mr Jones, the author of the titular book here has managed to deftly build an incredibly detailed and intricately crafted “universe” that you will not often find replicated in terms of accomplishment, anywhere. A great cast of characters, atmospheric set pieces and rousing battle scenes like ” ..Her strength returned in a rush and she pursued the Daishen’s ghost implacably, raising her sword in both hands for a whirlwind blow. “I am the Order of One!” she cried, her voice within the helm resonant as a trumpet and smote the the Old Daishen a prodigious blow that cleft the helmet off his armoured shoulders….” Stirring stuff indeed and that in the first chapter. The multiple battles in this trifecta of books are what make it the most readable. You can almost hear the tumult of the swords and the clattering of hooves, smell the spilled blood..Mr Jones also has a deft hand when it comes to scene setting ” The cavern reverberated with the song of the crystal trees and glass flowers. Light emanated from every faceted leaf and twig....” There is also a propulsive quality to the writing that pushes you from chapter to chapter and, perhaps this is just me but during every battle scene, this particular song came to mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGaVUApDVuY. Well, OK it IS just me but in any case there is a cinematic sweep that goes quite well with some raucous music.
The breadth and detail contained here is staggering, considering that Mr Jones is , to the best of my knowledge a young man. It seems more as if a seasoned veteran of the genre may have crafted this world and the story it contains. Terry Pratchett once said that “ Most modern fantasy just rearranges the furniture in Tolkein’s attic”. Mr Jones has set about and largely succeeded in building his own furniture.
(reviewed long after purchase)