The Hidden Treasure of Darfor

Set in the future, this is the story of what happens to a lone human who travels from the human-only outer colonies to the bustling centre of a new galaxy filled with all kinds of aliens. After befriending a cheeky alien, he unwittingly becomes entangled in a web of crime and adventure far beyond his wildest imagination. Can he stay ahead of the people who are determined to hunt him down? More
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About David Shewring

For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed being creative. When I was a kid I used to draw things and sketch cartoons. I would write little stories that were almost entirely stolen from things that I had watched on TV or read in a book but I would enjoy inserting different twists in the plot and putting my own spin on them to try and make the story ‘mine’. Fast forward many years later and I began to pursue something that I had only dabbled in when I was younger – music. I picked up an acoustic guitar when I was sixteen and shortly after that I picked up a cheap electric guitar and an even cheaper amplifier. Though I was no rock star, I enjoyed playing along to some of my favourite tunes and I soon discovered an even better way to be creative – improvising and composing your own music. That was when I rediscovered a serious passion for being creative that had been somewhat dulled by academic study throughout my teens.

As I played more music and enjoyed the liberating feeling of being creative again, I decided to buy a Kindle. I had little space in my cramped bedroom and while acquiring more books would have been great, I simply had no room to store them. With the Kindle I could get lots and lots of books and they took up no more space than the slim, streamlined Kindle itself. Awesome! So I eagerly bought some sci-fi books and started reading. As I read, I realised that I missed writing my little stories and inventing characters so I decided to start writing again in my spare time. I wrote down lots of different ideas and a couple of short stories before embarking on my first attempt to write a full-size book. While it was no mean feat (I had no idea just how hard authors actually work to write and re-write a full book!) I found the whole process enormously enjoyable and rewarding.

Having learned a great deal from writing my first book, I began the process of planning my second book at the same time as creating this blog and building an online presence. Where do I go from here? I’m not certain but I do know that I will always have a passion for being creative and as such I will keep writing for as long as I have stories in me. Hope to see you on the journey!


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Review by: Hannes Birnbacher on July 24, 2017 : (no rating)
This is not sensational Science Fiction with a big "Science" (all aliens seem to be alike, they have the usual Faster-Than-Light ships, they have laser guns etc. - it's the usual Trapper-and-Injuns Universe), but it has action, action, action. I could not stop reading it. There was always a surprising turn in the story, and there was just the right amount of humour, too. Get it for good entertainment!
I normaly do not give ratings in my reviews. This one would be within the upper ten percents of SF books I like, just because it is so exciting.
(review of free book)
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