H. O. Charles


H.O. Charles was born in Northern England, but now resides in a beige house in Suffolk.

Charles has spent many years at various academic institutions, and really ought to get on with writing a PhD, but frequently becomes distracted by writing fantasy fiction instead.

Hobbies include being in the sea, being by the sea and eating things that come out of the sea.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Victorian romance or tragedy, fantasy, non-fiction, 'classics' and even the occasional modern thriller. I like to keep things varied, but I'll pick up pretty much anything that looks like it's been competently written. Occasionally I'll flick through some bad stuff for a good laugh as well.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I was given a Kindle Fire for my birthday. It's awesome!
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Where to find H. O. Charles online


Voices of Blaze (Volume 5 of The Fireblade Array)
Series: The Fireblade Array, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,690. Language: British English. Published: September 13, 2014 by Idol a Tree. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Artemi has been condemned to the Nightworld - a place where the light of the sun will never warm the earth, where monsters rule the land, and where the fires burn wan and feeble. Few hopes lie there for her to mend her heartache. Elsewhere, our heroes must contend with unpalatable truths and shadows of the mind. The Voices of Blaze speak their words of advice, but will they bring help or harm?
The Fireblade Array: 4-Book Bundle
Series: The Fireblade Array. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 572,270. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013 by Idol a Tree. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The first four volumes of The Fireblade Array. Artemi, Morghiad and Silar fight fate, nature and themselves to stay alive, to stay together and to keep the world from burning. The bundle includes the books City of Blaze, Nation of Blaze, Anomaly of Blaze and Blazed Union.
Blazed Union (Volume 4 of The Fireblade Array)
Series: The Fireblade Array, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,210. Language: British English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Idol a Tree. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
The most horrific of outcomes has been avoided, but fate has other plans for those with fire and fury in their hearts. Silar must pay the price for his murderous act and follow his conscience, while King Tallyn of House Jade'an must come to realise the true implications of his abilities. In Hestavos, a vile business awaits the attention of our heroes.
Price: $2.20 USD. Words: 41,730. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012 by Idol a Tree. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Snowlands: A Novella. A young woman wakes after a battle to find that the only clues to her identity are her injuries, a dead man and the tooth of a predator. Four years pass in which she lives under a guessed name and becomes a student of medicine, but Raia is unexpectedly invited to the black heart of the empire: The Fortress.
Anomaly of Blaze (Volume 3 of The Fireblade Array)
Series: The Fireblade Array, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,340. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Idol a Tree. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An Anomaly of Blaze is the cause of many troubles, but he may also offer a solution to the woes faced by our heroes. In Calidell, The Fireblade must deal with her wars alone, and the battles she faces are nothing like those of the ten millennia before.
Nation of Blaze (Volume 2 of The Fireblade Array)
Series: The Fireblade Array, Book 2. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 199,360. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by Idol a Tree. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The country is leaderless. The queen is gone and hope is failing. Morghiad must find The Fireblade again if he is to secure his home and his heart, but the path will not be an easy one to tread. New enemies will rise to battle him as he battles with himself, and the most fearsome woman in history will continue to produce her army of blood-hungry eisiels.
City of Blaze (Volume 1 of The Fireblade Array)
Series: The Fireblade Array, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 134,480. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011 by Idol a Tree. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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The city is crumbling beneath a mountain of its own indulgences. All the while, its king concerns himself with choosing which of his disappointing concubines to execute next. The duty falls upon his son, Morghiad, to restore the city's strength and the army's purpose. In his attempts to do so, he uncovers darker horrors and forms a dangerous friendship.

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