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I was born in West Sussex, England in 1963 and began to show an interest in story telling at the age of 10 when I filled an exercise book with a single story. In the early 1990’s I began to write poetry, that’s what I called it, and wrote around 100-150 poems over the next two years. One poem gave me the idea for a story which became my first novel ‘The Rising’ a horror story. From then on I just kept writing:
3 Phaze – sci-fi,
Lagoon – X-files style,
King of Kings which became Emun of Mor was a short fantasy in the style of the King James Bible,
The Boy From Nowhere – sci-fi.
Mark – unfinished
Emun of Mor
Fire and Thorn - WIP
I tried many times to find a publisher but had no idea what I was doing. So as the internet grew I self published the first three on lulu.com, later on Smashwords.com where they are free. As luck would have it I found Vamplit Publishing, an indie publisher that was looking for new work so I sent them a link to my website where they could get a sample and forgot all about it until the request came through for the rest of the book. A year later I was looking at the cover art and being told that the ebook would out soon.
on July 28, 2013 :
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this novel. I'm not usually one for fantasy, but I was intrigued by the plot and gave it a try. The young wizard, Dekor, is a wizard who has a great amount of desire for power, for knowledge, a thirst for the ability to prove his worth and to be more than what he is seen as. This leads him on a journey that has far reaching consequences and that begins an epic fantasy story with Dekor and his wizardry at that heart of it.
Mathew Bridle manages to weave a story that will pull you in and captivate in you in turn as he builds a world where magic, dragons, undead hordes, elves, dwarfs and more pieces together a novel that will quite literally put a spell on you.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)