I'm M T McGuire. I grew up on a windy down but now I live in Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk with my partner, our son and a large hairy cat. (You thought I was going to say 'pussy' didn't you?).
I check all unfamiliar wardrobes for a gateway to Narnia but am disappoined to report that I haven't found one yet. When I do, you'll be the first to know.
If you like comic fantasy fiction you may like my novel Few Are Chosen which is out now as an e-book and a paperback.
If you'd rather look at something you don't need to pay for, there are four free shorts which I hope you'll enjoy and a large chunk of Few Are Chosen, to boot.
on June 27, 2013 :
Book Info: Genre: Science Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, those interested in learning more about the author
Trigger Warnings: stealing
My Thoughts: A fun prequel to the K'Barthan trilogy by M T McGuire, this short story tells how The Pan met Big Merv... and showcases his (lack of) pickpocketing skills. A must-read for fans of the series!
Series Information: Unlucky Dip is the prequel to the K'Barthan Trilogy
Book 1: Few are Chosen, review linked here where formatting allowed.
Book 2: The Wrong Stuff
Book 3: One Man, No Plan tentatively scheduled for Christmas 2013
Disclosure: I received a copy of this e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: The Pan of Hamgee, starving outlaw, bumps into Big Merv; the meanest, scariest gangster in the City and without thinking what he is doing, steals his wallet. When Big Merv realises what has happened our hero's future looks short. Will he talk his way out of it or will he be 'recycled' into a stanchion of the Outer Ring Road extension.
(review of free book)
on Sep. 17, 2011 :
The Pan must do something quickly, not only is he Blacklisted, but he has just done something terribly stupid. His instincts kicked in before his mind had a chance to tell him how insane it was.
He just nabbed the wallet of the baddest of the bad. What's a pathetic soul like The Pan supposed to do? Grovel. Pray. Grovel. I'm not sure if it's necessary to do it in that order, but all three are needed to get out of this situation alive.
This short made me wonder exactly what type of beings were in this story. There is talk of antennas waving and quivering. I thought it was going to be a mob story, but the antennas have peaked my interest.
I think I may just have to pick up the larger work, Few are Chosen.
(review of free book)