David S Croxford

Biography

I have been writing for many years ever since I was inspired by the first fantasy book I read which was Lord of The Rings. This grew a passion within me and the worlds began to grow within my mind.
As I developed them on odd bits of paper and filled notepads with the sentences that grew into paragraphs and the books began to grow.
My passion is writing and to share my mind with others.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I always enjoyed the Roald Dahl books when I was younger, owning the whole set and reading them repeatedly to ensure I knew them intimately. The first book that really had an impact on me was Lord of The Rings. I had tried and failed to read The Hobbit several times before that and found a copy of LOTR in a second-hand book shop. I fell in love with the characters, shared their plights and entered the world in which Tolkien had given us. This is what lit the spark within me and the words began to form in my mind which would build worlds and characters of my own and write about how their lives progress as they face the challenges that are set them.
What are your five favorite books/series of books, and why?
Lord of The Rings by J.R.R Tolkien For the reasons set in the question of my first book read.
The Deverry Cycle by Katherine Kerr - Books given to me by my late father that I treasured for not only their sentimental value but for the value of the characters I cared for.
The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson - A fantastic series of books that bring a whole new level to fantasy for me.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - This book changed a lot about how I see and treat the world.
A song of Ice and Fire - For the simple fact that the books are worth the wait for them.
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Where to find David S Croxford online

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Books

The Last Ascension: Book Three of Ascension
Series: Ascension. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,110. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three hundred years have passed since the elves made their voyage to a new land. A few elves travel to the human islands to collect another ascended, a man named Balen whose journey from a cleric on the path of God to elve leaves behind a family to find that life on the elven island is not as peaceful as the humans thought.
The Ascension Trilogy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,400. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
From outcast, hunted and hated to worshipped and revered; The Ascension Trilogy follows the paths of the Elves that journey across the world to discover the truth about their existence and fight to win freedom from not only the humans but from those among the Elven race that covet the secret powers held by the mystic guardians that slumber under the crust of the world.
Guardians: Book Two of Ascension
Series: Ascension. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Rinne and Mavok have left the lands of humans with the other elves and find themselves upon a new land where the indigenous people find their arrival fascinating. There they learn of a great secret hidden within a mountain and learn more about the birth of the elven race.
Forgotten Paths: Book One of Transcension
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 95,770. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ten years after Balen ascended into an Elve, he returns to the land of his birth in search of his son and a solution to the halt of humans into elves. But the paths of knowledge are not as forthcoming with help as the elves expected. Quickly Balen and the group that has joined his quest find themselves surrounded by those that wish to put an end to the ascensions for good.
Unity: Book One of Ascension
Series: Ascension. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,000. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A young woman feeling alone in a world of hatred towards her kind, Rinne hides within the shadows of her home until the arrival of a stranger offering her safety turns the world upside down. With the tremendous power Rinne gained from ascension, she fights her way to the promised sanctuary, Unity where her kind are accepted.

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