I am an indie author of science fiction and fantasy novels, my current focus being on my Science Fiction series the Guardians, and have been writing for 13 years. I live in Pembrokeshire, Wales which has been my home for the last 16 years. I am married with two children, both have left home, my daughter married with a family of her own living in Pembrokeshire, my son living and working in Cardiff. I also have two beautiful grandchildren.
I have served with the Royal Air Force as a dual trade aircraft engineer after completing a 3 year apprenticeship, run my own business for several years until a back injury prevented me from continuing, and then entered the world of finance. I am currently employed as a Local Government Finance Officer.
I have been a passionate reader since early childhood, but was introduced to the fantasy genre at the age of 10 when my father gave me some Conan books and the Thongor of Lemuria series by Lin Carter. I did not actually start writing until my mid thirties, after injuring my back and was off work for a while. It was then that I first penned the drafts of the Science Fiction series The Guardians, followed by the fantasy series The Chronicles of Ferantiana.
My favourite activities other than writing are walking, reading, researching family history, watching classic British Sitcoms, good dramas and films, and listening to music.
W. H. Cann
on July 06, 2015 :
In the aftermath of his fight against Empress Treyanna and his possession by an evil sorcerer, wizard-in-training and fighter pilot extraodinaire Grogaan Learman retreats to heal and regain his confidence. His power increases and previously lost secrets of magic are revealed; in the meantime, a new confrontation between the Empire and the Republic is brewing, while a previously unknown enemy waits in the wings.
Like the previous two books in the Guardians series, in A Guardian Reborn, shiny spaceships, futuristic technology, and exciting space battles blend with magic (unsullied by pseudo-scientific explanations) and wizards good and evil in an engaging mix of high fantasy and space opera with a touch of romance. The formal, slightly old-fashioned narrative style and omniscient viewpoint might make this book a little difficult for some readers to get into at first, but the engaging characters, tensions between the evil Empire and the Republic battling to preserve freedom in the galaxy, and the exciting battles both magical and involving space ships and laser cannons kept me reading.
Fans of Star Wars will especially enjoy these books, as will fantasy fans looking for a setting very different from the usual low-tech fantasy and science fiction fans in the mood for a little magic.
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)
on March 10, 2013 :
'A Guardian Reborn' is the final part of the Guardians trilogy, and what a finale. As has been the trait of his books so far, W H Cann's writing not only continues to mature in a way that makes you think this is book six or seven, not number three, but also his storytelling. From the beginning you are drawn to the story, particularly after the end of the previous book, which left Grogaan fighting for his life. Instantly, W H Cann has your interest, and although there is a steady pace at the start, you can't put the book down until you find out what happens to Grogaan. The book as a whole, flows in a way that never seems strained or slow, but with enough description to illustrate the scenes without doing too much. There are some great and original ideas that keep it fresh, and a whole new, exciting level to the magical powers Grogaan has slowly developed over the previous books, on top of which, have helped develop his character even more. It is interesting seeing how Grogaan's personality and attitude has been influenced by the events of this book, which contains some brilliant twists and turns, many you do not see coming.
I am not going to spoil it by giving away plot lines and such, instead leaving it for other readers to find out themselves, but there are a good few sub-plots and loose ends which are hopefully leading to a couple more books, as well as a surprising ending which i did not see coming. On top of that, W H Cann has developed more history behind the story of the Guardians, which adds to the overall reading of the book, so you get a bigger picture of the story and where it has come from.
All in all, another excellent book from W H Cann which rounds off the trilogy nicely and leaving it open for another sequel or two. Definitely an author to keep an eye out for
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)