Ellis Jackson was born in England in 1979 to a bourgeois middle class family who sent him to boarding school when he was 5. Upon release into the unsuspecting population he obtained a rubbish degree in Economics, having spend much of his University time either strutting around like a peacock in an attempt to mate with any female within range, or drinking large quantities of alcohol when he inevitably failed. He has made a mediocre living ever since being a terrible barman, a worse chef, a failed Army officer, a talentless actor, an uncool TV producer and is currently a very bored civil servant, none of which has anything whatsoever to do with Economics. He still doesn't know what to do when he grows up, but until he finally succumbs to maturity he's decided he enjoys writing, and would like to see if he's any good at it.
Last Stand: Rise of the ShadowKin
Earth lies in ruins, destroyed by an advanced alien race known as the ShadowKin. All that remains of mankind are the last few survivors, feeding off the corpse of a once-great civilisation. In a world of kill or be killed, a young man finds that not everyone has given up hope, and that some people are starting to fight back.
The third short story prequel to the book "The ShadowKin Assault".
Second Wave: Rise of the ShadowKin
Earth is under attack. Humanity is quickly being eradicated by a race known as the ShadowKin, and all hope is lost. Surrounded by death and destruction, one man tries to get his family to safety in a world where none seems to exist.
The second short story prequel to the book "The ShadowKin Assault".
First Strike: Rise of the ShadowKin
Earth grinds to a halt when dozens of mysterious black ships appear in its atmosphere. Not knowing whether the visitors are hostile or not, missile troops are hastily deployed to stand guard over London, ready to defend their city, and their world, from an attack by a mysterious alien race known only as the ShadowKin.
The first short story prequel to the book "The ShadowKin Assault".
The ShadowKin Assault
Earth lies in ruins, its cities destroyed and its people slaughtered.
In the midsts of the chaos two boys set out to rescue their father from the clutches of the ShadowKin, the alien race that has set the world on fire. Can they survive in a world in ruins? Can two boys take on the might of the invading army, just to save their father?
Simon and the Wardrobe of Destiny
Simon is having a bad day. A very bad day indeed. He's been fired from work, dumped by his girlfriend and kicked out of his house. And to top it all off, a cat has just pushed him through a wormhole into an alternate reality filled with Orcs, Elves and Dwarves. And for some reason they think he's a wizard...
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- Death on the Toilet
on Aug. 18, 2011
An interesting little short which brings a little humanity to Death. A pleasant way to spend a few minutes, and perhaps a nice introduction to the author's style. Well worth a look.
- Sniper - POV
on Aug. 19, 2011
A nervy little piece well executed within such a short number of words. Well worth reading and shows the writer has some talent with military/thriller writing.
- The Wizard Takes a Holiday
on Aug. 19, 2011
Cracking little read, with plenty of laughs and knowing nudges to fans of fantasy, that really shows the author's light tough with the genre. A great way to while away a few minutes.
- Unto the Breach
on Aug. 20, 2011
Interesting concept, and well executed. Really makes me look forward to the full book, and hope it's filled with glorious battles a-plenty. I think I'd choose the faction of Paul Revere if I could - at least they get to have guns!
- Ronald Pinkly, These Are Your Lives.
on Aug. 20, 2011
Curious little story - or rather stories, for the piece describes the lives (and deaths) of almost everyone and every thing involved. Very well written, with flair and imagination, that ultimately left me wanting more.
- The Sky Drafter
on Aug. 24, 2011
Great story that leaves you wanting more. Well written, with an interesting style and good pace. I really hope the rest of the story comes out soon enough - and that it lives up to the potential this story demonstrates.