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D.P. Prior (1968-) was born in England.
His main writing influences are Edgar Rice-Burroughs, David Gemmell, Stephen Donaldson, Mary Doria Russell, Robert E. Howard, and Michael Moorcock. His work is also infused with his passion for mystical theology, philosophy and a childhood love of Dungeons and Dragons.
Works to date -
Black Death (unpublished) - an absurd comedy for the theatre
Megan (Homunculus 1995) - a play in three acts
Megan (completely revised; unpublished) - a play in three acts
The Resurrection of Deacon Shader (Homunculus 2009)
Foundations for a Better Physique (Homunculus 2009)
The F.I.S.H. Training Log (Homunculus 2009)
Nutritional Journal (Homunculus 2010)
Thanatos Rising (Homunculus 2009)
Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf:
1. The Ant-Man of Malfen (Homunculus 2010)
2. The Axe of the Dwarf Lords (Homunculus 2012)
3. The Scout and the Serpent (Homunculus 2012)
The Nameless Dwarf Omnibus (Homunculus 2012)
Shader book 1: Cadman's Gambit (Homunculus 2011)
Shader book 2: Best Laid Plans (Homunculus 2011)
on Oct. 25, 2011 :
Great book, and liked it.
(review of free book)
on April 10, 2011 :
This supernatural tale unfolds in the town of Aberystwyth as graduate student Harry Chesterton searches for the elusive Otto Blightley in his quest to substantiate his thesis research. He gets much more than he bargained for!
This novella is compelling and fast-paced with unexpected twists and turns as Prior takes us beneath the seemingly harmless facade of Aberystwyth to reveal that not everything is as it seems. Prior's voice and tone is at once engaging, suspenseful and exciting. Although the somewhat liberal use of Welsh slang and academic-speak can sometimes leave the reader reaching for the dictionary, the writing is breathless, animated and fresh. As the story unfolds, it engages the reader very quickly. A very easy read and well-written, it is perhaps a bit too short. At times I craved more detail and explanation. Yet, despite the minimal character development, the story works extraordinarily well. Still, this tale could easily be fleshed out to a 200-300 paged novel. I would love to see what further magic Prior could work with that much additional space devoted to this story!
(reviewed the day of purchase)