"Debut novelist Ryan Watson has been writing for as long as he can remember, "It's something I've always loved and always wanted to do." At 21, Tales of Alloria: The Storm is his first published work. What started as a simple discussion with an old friend turned into the biggest achievement of his career so far. The novel is based on a 23 year old called Anthony. He's just returned to his hometown of Edinburgh, about to start university, but there's something different about him. Anthony suffers from an extreme form of synaesthesia - the ability to see sounds as colours. It's a daily struggle that becomes a unique power that he must harness in order to save himself and his friends from the powers of darkness.
Tales of Alloria: The Storm is a fast-paced, on-the-edge-of-your-seat fantasy/thriller, much like the Hunger Games or City of Bones but with a unique twist to the main character that only a true storyteller could have created. But it seems this is something that came naturally to Ryan, "The overload of images in my head and words in my head. They had to go somewhere, and writing them out was gratifying."
The story just seemed to be there and once Ryan started, it was hard to stop, "The story and the characters write themselves... I have no control over it." There's even another three books planned for the series. Not bad for an unsigned talent of just 21."
- F. Hope
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When you see sounds as colours, life can be a burden. But when you find out you can manipulate those colours and are actually part of a bigger plan, life suddenly gets very interesting.
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