The Pit

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Thrust into the fighting pit is Elad, a bitter, jaded knight who remembers better days, before the Empire fell in ruin. Against him is sent a creature unlike any he has seen before, for it comes not from his world; a giant bull-man. Who lives, who dies? And is there be any hope for freedom?

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About A. S. Warwick

I have been writing ever since I can remember, even as a very young child. I was lucky in that all through out my schooling I was actively encouraged to write. And write I did, telling many fanciful tales.

Eventually though our school days end and we must venture forth to find work to support ourselves and that, alas, leaves not as much time to pursue writing dreams.

The ideas never stopped coming through that period though, and resulted in copious amounts of notes, synopsis and outlines jotted down for future use

Having a bit more free time on my hands, the time has come to do something with those ideas and to pander to the delusions of authorhood that are mine.

I write a variety of tales in the fantasy, sci-fi and associated fields, ranging from gunpowder fantasy, heroic fantasy, steampunk, sci-fi, urban fantasy and more, exploring the history ad mythology of them as well as the adventures that take place in those worlds. For the most I write shorter fiction; short stories, novelettes and novellas, but there are novels in the works.

UPDATE: Some stories may be down for a short while as they are fixed, but they will return.

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About the Series: The Chronicles of the White Bull
Through the ruins of a once proud empire and across a dying world travels Nhaqosa the White Minotaur, seeking the long roads home. The lawless lands that he and his companions tread are in the grip of a relentless drought, consumed by oncoming deserts and beset by bandits and monsters. Seldom does he find a place of welcome. These are a few of the stories of his journeys;

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E. Patrick Dorris reviewed on July 24, 2009

I originally reviewed this as part of a set of stories in Pure Escapism, Volume One. I thought I'd repost my review here, in a slightly edited format for anyone who missed it.

I just finsished reading "The Pit," the first story in the set. The author fully delivers on his promise of escapism, but if anything underestimates the quality of his writing. I decided to review each piece separately as I read them, because after starting the second, I realized that the author is able to seamlessley write in different styles and I want to digest each story individually. Well worth a read, and I hope more is forthcoming soon.

This short serves as a nice introduction not only to an apparently bronze-age mythologically based world of the author's creation, but also of a race of Minotaur-like creatures who do far more than lurk in underground mazes waiting for helpless virgins to be delivered to them.
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