Richard Denning

Biography

Hi - I am Richard Denning. I was born in Ilkeston in Derbyshire and I live in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. I am currently working as a General Practitioner with a North Birmingham practice. I am 42 and am married with two children (Helen and Matthew)

I said I am a GP - but heh that's the day job and there are other hours in the day so:

Activities and Interests
I am a writer with a strong interest in historical settings as well as horror and fantasy.

Reading - Well I love to. Here are some of my favourite books
Lord of the Rings
Sharpe Series (Bernard Cornwell and his other books)
Eagle Series Simon Scarrow
Disk world books - Terry Pratchett
Neverwhere Neil Gaiman

Gaming
I am also a keen player of board games and other games and run UK Games Expo (the UK's largest mixed format Games convention). I am a game designer and currently I am developing a Board Game inspired by the Great Fire on London.

My websites
For my writing projects go here: http://www.richarddenning.co.uk
For more on Great Fire: London 1666 (the board game): http://www.medusagames.co.uk
Find out more about UK Games Expo: http://www.UKGamesExpo.co.uk

Where to find Richard Denning online


Books

The Catacombs of Vanaheim
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Series: Nine Worlds, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,160. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Catacombs of Vanaheim is a Historical Fantasy Adventure For Children of Ages 9+. It is the sequel to Shield Maiden. The Bifrost - the passageway between the Nine Worlds - is open and now Anna's village is under attack by creatures and horrors the villagers are not prepared to deal with.
Princes in Exile
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Series: Northern Crown, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,840. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
No land, no crown, no plan ... Cerdic leads two princes and fifty other souls into exile. Pursued by his treacherous brother, he must find a new home and a new future.
Shield Maiden
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Series: Nine Worlds, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 42,530. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe
Anna is a 12 year old girl growing up in a Saxon village in 7th century Mercia. Her life changes when she finds a golden horn in the ruins of a Roman Villa. Soon an ugly dwarf, a beautiful sorceress and even her own people are after her. What powers does the horn have and why does everyone want it? And why is Anna the only one who can get a note out of it?
Child of Loki
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Series: Northern Crown, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,620. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
A divided land ... a divided family. Child of Loki is the sequel to The Amber Treasure. It follows the story of Cerdic and Northumbria through another six of the darkest years of the dark ages.
Yesterday's Treasures
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Series: Hourglass Institute, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,230. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Book two of the Hourglass Institute Series. A Treasure hunt through history! Everyone is searching for pieces of 'The Crown of Knossos:' historical artefacts which when assembled allow control over all of history in this and in the Twisted reality. Yesterday's Treasures is the sequel to Tomorrow's Guardian.
Tomorrow's Guardian
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Series: Hourglass Institute, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 99,480. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When schoolboy Tom Oakley discovers he can transport himself through time, he draws the attention of evil men who seek to bend history to their will. Tom’s family are obliterated and he soon faces an impossible choice: To save the world he must sacrifice his family.
The Last Seal
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Series: Praesidium, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,880. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2009. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Four mismatched Londoners brave the perils of the Great Fire of 1666 to prevent an even more terrible threat. September 1666: a struggle between secret societies threatens to destroy London. The Liberati aim to release a powerful demon trapped under the city by their rivals the Praesidum.
The Amber Treasure
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Series: Northern Crown, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 94,230. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2009. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
“I will take care of the body of my lord and you can carry the sword, story teller. For all good stories are about a sword.” Cerdic, the nephew of a warrior, dreams of the glories of battle. When war comes for real, his sister is kidnapped, his family betrayed and his uncle's legendary sword stolen. Cerdic is thrown into the struggles that will determine the future of 6th century Britain.

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Smashwords book reviews by Richard Denning

  • The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2 on Jan. 02, 2010
    (no rating)
    I am totally new to the world of self publishing (and publishing in general), but I am finding this book very helpful in picking through the minefield. The only caveat I have is it is (naturally) written by an American, for Americans about publishing in the States. I am in the UK so much of the material is of less relevance than it would be for an American. That said there is much of the book which is relevant and helpful and its clear and comprehensive layout is a joy to read. Five stars if you are a US non fiction author, maybe 3 and a half or four if not in the US or a Fiction author. But well worth owning.