Simon Dean

Biography

Hi!

I'm Simon, creator of the fantastical and Magickal world of Anúrth. I originally started the book in 2012 during a year abroad in Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean (I was studying French, Spanish and German at university at the time). The characters were my companions during my stay there and followed me home, and wouldn't leave me alone until their story was told!

I currently work for the financial industry, but the story continues! Book two is currently being drafted and I plan on having a blast while doing it.

I know it sounds very cliché, but my main hobby is reading. I love nothing more than losing myself in a fantasy or sci-fi world. Second to that would be my two dogs; Sootie and Sweep. They keep me hopeful in a world already full of disaster.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am currently working on the second installment of the Anúrth series, which will explore the people, land and customs of Tangún. It's not something that was seen a great deal in Rómorin's Rise. Writing a brand new race and culture is an exciting experience and in a fantasy world the only limit is your imagination.

I am also adding to the little extras of the Chronicles of Anúrth. Recently published as an eBook is the free novella The Chronicles of Anúrth: Origins: Volume 1. It contains five short stories describing how five of the main characters started their journeys, culminating in the epic that begins in Rómorin's Rise. The official Anúrth Facebook page contains extra information about the fantastical world of Anúrth.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have two. Firstly, Timothy Zahn. This man will hold a special place in my heart forever. He is famed for writing the Thrawn trilogy, three novels set in the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode 6. The overarching story line was itself wonderful, however it was the character development that really set Timothy apart from any other author I've read. I really do recommend his Heir to the Empire series.

Secondly, Trudi Canavan. This author has such a gifted imagination. She has written several fantasy books and created more than one world to house her ideas. Her Black Magician trilogy is addictive.
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Where to find Simon Dean online

Twitter: @SimonODean
Facebook: Facebook profile

Series

The Chronicles of Anúrth
The War for the World will be a disastrous one. Rómorin, the Lord of the Shadowland of Móvalith, has declared war on the other countries of Anúrth. The fate of the world rests in an unlikely exile, Dánin, and his companions as they gather together, learn Magicks and fight in the hopes of defeating the greatest foe Anúrth has ever seen.

Books

The Chronicles of Anúrth: Origins: Volume 1
Series: The Chronicles of Anúrth. Price: Free! Words: 8,090. Language: British English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
How did some of the main characters in The Chronicles of Anúrth begin their journeys? This short novella includes five short stories which describe how the Sorcerous Duo, the Saint, the Guardian, the Six and the Lieutenant end up embroiled in the War for the World. Each main character started somewhere, and some event started them all on their journeys.
The Chronicles of Anúrth, Book 1: Rómorin's Rise
Series: The Chronicles of Anúrth. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 73,810. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
War wages on the races of Anúrth. Exiled, Dánin and his assembled party seem to be the only hope. Learning forbidden Magicks seems to be the only way to defeat Rómorin, the Dark Lord threatening civilisation. These forbidden arts will prevent Dánin from ever returning home - is it a price worth paying? Can Rómorin be defeated, and at what cost?

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dark lord    epic fantasy    fantasy    gods    magic    magick