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Paul D.E. Mitchell (b1956) has enjoyed a varied career in chemistry, computing, teaching, lecturing, music (as a bassist in numerous bands), and served as a senior Cardiff councillor for 10 years and was elected to the Cariff ward of Fairwater in May 2012.
First as a single-father and then as a carer for elderly relatives, he retired from the private sector and politics (temporarily) to concentrate on poetry and bringing to life a complex near-future sci-fi/paranormal series of nine books (set in three trilogies) and three spin-off novels as well as several other genres. Light-Father is doing extraordinarily well and may be made into a film or an anime.
Paul is also publishing and editing works by others of a co-operative of independent authors based in Wales and will soon take on a micro-publisher called Wuggles Publishing.
on Jan. 04, 2012 :
This was a book I may not have tried because of the sheer scale but I downloaded it. It took while but I did get sucked in enough to care about the characters. Mitchell has a vast complex story based around people with awakening powers in a rundown part of the UK. The scenes are well drawn and I was actually walking the streets of the town ith them as Thomas finally realises how powerful he is and the nature of the shadow haunting him. I liked the mix of ancient Celtic and Persian myth about the shadow and the gaurdian angel. I was dreading a comic-book spandex/Heroes treatment at any moment but no, this was extremely dark and the paramnormal ran alongside the normal seamlessly. My favourite scenes were the Incubus in the Classroom and the fortune-teller at the fair... I can't give it a five as the book require concentration to read but yes, a four star will do.
(review of free book)