Gareth Lewis

Biography

Gareth Lewis has written a number of novels and shorter works in a few genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers. A programmer, he has a degree in computer studies, and lives in South Wales.

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Books

In Tartarus
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The galaxy's sixth greatest thief is sent to Tartarus, a prison orbiting a black hole. What could possibly go wrong? A 3,000 word science fiction short story.
Shadow Lantern
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Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: British English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Trading in magic can be costly. A 1,000 word, dialogue only, fantasy short story.
Dreams of the Dead (Tales of the Thief-City)
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Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,680. Language: British English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When a friend goes missing, Rax Darkthorn must disturb the ghosts of his past in search of an answer. The trail leads to the second-to-last place he'd want to revisit, forcing him to deal with the dead, the undying, the neverborn, and the never should have been born. Fifth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 20000 word fantasy novella.
Grey Enigmas
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Series: Grey, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,390. Language: British English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In a telepathic society where everyone has their inner policeman, mysteries are rare. So when a thoughtform programmer is murdered, with no obvious culprit, the authorities are at a loss. Woken from his sentence still unrepentantly anti-social, Alex finds society now has need of a detective. Will solving the mystery offer him freedom, or is that no longer possible? A 39000 word novella.
Glyphwar
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Series: Glyphpunk, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,410. Language: British English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
With the Society and Alliance in decline, the monarchs unite to depose the usurpers. They're hardly powerless, and growing threats from outside the kingdoms and within could be enough to send everything spiralling towards war. And that's before Thjorn's plans reach fruition. Sequel to Glyphpunk.
Dwimmerscout
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Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: British English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Rumours of a remote magical resource becoming active again attract disparate factions. Artous is a dwimmerscout who examines such resources. His regular duties don't include getting between warring factions. Sometimes it can't be helped, forcing him to negotiate a peace amid violence and veiled motives. A 3,400 word fantasy short story.
Shadows of the Heavens
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 150,000. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Not even half-way into its first century the empire is riven by strife hidden behind a polite facade. With political factions vying for imperial influence, regional politics subverting imperial law, and society still recovering from recent wars, how much is due to mythic beings many no longer believe in? This volume collects the fifteen part story.
A Judgement of Shadows, Part 15 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: British English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The rakshaas cannot be killed. They cannot be long contained. How then can their threat be dealt with, or are they destined to always plague mankind? A 7,000 word fantasy short story.
Tears of the Gods, Part 14 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,680. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Deep in the heart of the Forest of Tears lies the domain of the rakshaas, the ruins of heaven. None who venture there are heard from again. Yet four paths seem destined to converge there. And possibly to end there. A 16,000 word fantasy novelette.
Spirit Hunt, Part 13 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: British English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Adajo has never really chosen his path. It always seemed so obvious. So how can he choose which mask he should be wearing? When investigating the increasing disappearances at local farms, the choice may be taken out of his hands. A 7,000 word fantasy short story.
Shadows of the Heavens Part 12: Savage Mirror
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Returning to Mirror of Heaven in disgrace, even his pariah status doesn't protect Prince Kazuo from Politics. With no one seeming to understand the threat the rakshaa's pose, what can he do to fight them? A 7,000 word fantasy short story.
The Bride's Shadow, Part 11 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,630. Language: British English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Her life on hold, Jaid is forced to return home at the one time she needs to stay in her new life. Even with personal matters weighing so heavily, can her curiosity resist political intrigues in her homeland? Maybe, if they don't hide things from her. A 9,000 word fantasy novelette.
Savage Justice, Part 10 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: British English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
With no memory of his life, and a burning rage driving him, Xao comes into conflict with the harsh imperial law. He's not alone, but is everyone in his resistance cell truly on their side? Is Xao? A 7,000 word fantasy short story.
A Hunt for Shadows, Part 9 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Grace of Spirits returns from death to confront a rakshaa hiding within the Prince's entourage. Even if he can find it, will he be in time to stop its plans? A 13,000 word fantasy novelette.
Curse of Hearts, Part 8 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Hiding from Hagga's claim that a curse ties her to Prince Kazuo, Jaid is desperate to disprove it, while Tsotu is assigned by the Prince to learn the Bride of Shadows' identity. A 6000 word fantasy short story.
Twisted Nature, Part 7 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
While the Bride of Shadows increasingly trapped by Hagga's chores, Prince Kazuo feels confined by his courtiers and the recent betrayal. When a warped wood spirits attacks the Prince's escort, they're forced to deal with it together. An 8,000 word fantasy novelette.
Shadows of the Empire, Part 6 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: British English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Another murder in Water Dances on the Rocks threatens serious political repercussions, especially when it appears one of the Prince's entourage may be involved. An 11,000 word fantasy novelette.
Games of Shadow, Part 5 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As Tsotu is unwillingly drawn into imperial political intrigues, the Bride of Shadows begins her indentured service to Hagga. While the examiner hunts a stolen object in an armed camp, the Bride must find a way to fulfil her debt without the wrong people learning her secret. A 12,000 word fantasy novelette.
The Dance of Masks, Part 4 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: British English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A series of thefts puts the village on edge, delaying Adajo's private investigation before he's even begun. With the army setting up nearby, and a possibly insane wood spirit at large, can he afford the time? A 10000 word fantasy novelette.
Song of Shadows, Part 3 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: British English. Published: June 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When politics is involved, the law loses. So when anti-imperialist vandalism threatens to turn into assassination, Tsotu must find the potential killer before tensions ignite. A 9000 word fantasy novelette.
The Shadow's Bride, Part 2 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: British English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Cursed for invoking a spirit's powers once too often, the Bride of Shadows must navigate adherency politics to maintain her freedom. Doing so without ending up indebted may not be easy. A 9000 word fantasy novelette.
Blood in the Forest, Part 1 of Shadows of the Heavens
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Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: Free! Words: 11,610. Language: British English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A scholar's murder in an unimportant village threatens to ignite political tensions in the empire. Village enforcer Adajo must accompany the city examiner investigating the death, navigating an alien landscape of intrigues and unfamiliar masks. An 11000 word fantasy novelette.
Demon's Whisper (Tales of the Thief-City)
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Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: British English. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In a city run on knowledge, many believe demons are banned for the corrosiveness of their messages. So when a demon is released in Nexi, is the price of facing it more than Rax is willing to pay? And when it’s done, will the Thief-City be left as desolate as a demon’s whisper? Fourth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 6800 word fantasy short story.
Cage of Thoughts (Tales of the Thief-City)
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Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: British English. Published: March 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nexi can overwhelm newcomers. When new arrivals run afoul of the city's dangers and a young girl goes missing, they turn to Rax Darkthorn to learn what happened. In the Thief-City, where myths walk the streets, and minds can change in back alleys, seeing is believing. Especially when it's a lie. A 6500 word fantasy short story. Third in the Tales of the Thief-City series.
Glyphpunk
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Series: Glyphpunk, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,530. Language: British English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Glyphs are the technology holding together the kingdoms of the Scarred Sea, and the means by which competing guilds control most of them. For all their benefits, not everyone is content with the world they've created. When the theft of valuable glyphing metal increases tension between the guilds, Thjorn, the glyphpunk responsible for the theft, will ensure that's only the start of their trouble.
A Fistful of Faeries (Tales of the Thief-City)
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Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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After an absence from the Thief-City, Rax Darkthorn has debts long overdue, and not to the kind of people who'd let them slide. Making good on them will require negotiating with a crystalline savage and a faerie queen, and placing himself in the middle of a simmering gang war. Sequel to Street of Lost Gods. A 6700 word fantasy short story.
Nomabduce
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Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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When a ransom demand arrives for a planet’s name, the inhabitants realise they can no longer remember it. What will they do to get it back? A 2300 word Science Fiction short story.
Silent Echoes
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Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: British English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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In the ruined heart of a shattered empire brute force and spliced magics hold sway, and strangers are suspect. Using this suspicion, Skerin gains the attention of the local gang boss, drawing him into a violent game for a prize once very close to him. A 4900 word short story.
The Sin of Hope
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,290. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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A secret older than religion, or a more recent delusion? Hired to find the witness to a crime, PI John Daly soon realizes he hasn’t been told everything. With the Vatican and local mobsters also on the man’s trail, does his loyalty to a client of questionable sanity outweigh his religious devotion and his chance at redemption?
Coral Throne
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Series: Stoneweaver, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,540. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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After generations, the waters of the drowned world have receding. With society perilously close to unravelling, the realization causes turmoil, and a scramble to maintain power. Coming to grips with his new role, Danath must protect the island from scheming tyrants, and a secret army of Stoneweavers which may not exist. Sequel to Stoneweaver.
Grey Engines
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Series: Grey, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,840. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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A century and a half after a weaponized message from space devastates Earth, leaving the few survivors with telepathic abilities, the recovering society faces the arrival of the species which sent the message.
Street of Lost Gods (Tales of the Thief-City)
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Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,100. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Rax Darkthorn was the greatest Knowhound in Nexi, the thief-city, and one of the few to ever escape it. When a friend dies, he returns to learn what can kill a god, even one reduced to selling miracles on the Street of Lost Gods. A 7000 word fantasy short story.
Blade Sworn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,060. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
With nations in chaos, or on the brink of war, hints an ancient evil may be loose are ignored. Left to deal with the danger are a princess determined to evade assassins and save her father; a scribe who learned something he shouldn’t; maybe the last survivor of the order who bound the ancient evil; an old knight indifferent to all but his duty; and a group of mercenaries, not all of whom care.
Stoneweaver
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Series: Stoneweaver, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,320. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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In a flooded world only small peaks dot the seas, with civilization confined to waterborne cities. Society is ruled by tyrannous bosses, enforcing their will with an army of thugs and Stoneweavers, those able to use the remnants of magic. Resources are conserved by selling the poor into slavery. With such a cleansing due, what danger do an escaped slave and thief pose to this fragile society?
Allegiances
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00)
NaNoWriMo 2010 book. Last updated 2010-11-13 12:32:05
Goal reached!
When an agency operation is attacked in Athens, Greece, and the local office is slaughtered, the local fixer and a surviving member of the operation are left on the run from the Russian mob, cut off from aid.
Geographicide
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Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
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The world's greatest assassin was hired to kill a country. His clients are unhappy with the results. A 2,000 word short story.
Disposable
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Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A rant about the transitory nature of modern technology. A 1,500 word short story.
The Story
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Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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A cautionary short tale of the dangers of promiscuous bibilophilia. An 800 word short story.
Rainbows in Eclipse
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,480. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Granted powers by a mysterious celestial event, the empowered must cope with the changes as they’re gathered under government control, to determine whether they’re assets or threats. Whether running from their previous life, running to what they want to be, or getting lost in their powers, everyone must deal with the revelation of the power’s source, and what it’s turning them into.
Spikebreaker
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Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Telepaths are heavily regulated, virtual third class citizens, second class if working for the Specialist Psychic Intervention unit, dealing with psychic crimes, and handling Spikes, newly emerged telepaths endangering all around them. Lydia is a SPI telepath. Jack is her Spikebreaker, a mentally compatible police officer. Together they fight, well, mainly each other. An 11,000 word novelette
Broken Worlds
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(3.00)
There are holes in the world. Tears in reality through which creatures are emerging, crawling up from their broken worlds. At one time emerging in their natural forms, they can no longer exist here without taking a native host, their bodies often warped, their minds rarely surviving. And if you stumble into this world, a quick death may be the best you can hope for.
Expressions of Freedom
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Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.75)
You mind your own business, do your job, making the influential uncomfortable under your journalistic gaze, and what happens? Shadowy sources tell you the democratic system is compromised, the people behind it lean on your publisher to kill the story before you've got it, and your life could be ruined if you carry on. But at least they’re not trying to kill you. Oh sh... A 10,000 word novelette
To Hunt Monsters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,220. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50)
Amid tense peace talks between vampires and werewolves, a werewolf councillor is murdered. Recently adopted by the clan, Jason's assigned the case, and forced to partner with a vampire - his former girlfriend who he didn't know'd been turned. Faced with a vampire assassin, an old enemy, growing fanaticism, and the threat of losing control, Jason must solve the case before his new life falls apart.

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Smashwords book reviews by Gareth Lewis

  • Regret on Feb. 18, 2011

    A fascinating concept, explored with skill.
  • Enemies and Playmates on Dec. 03, 2013

    An engrossing thriller that maintains a steady balance of plot and character. It focuses on the emotions of the leads to drive the story, without sacrificing the pacing, and offers plenty of twists that feel natural.