Noel Coughlan

Biography

My name is Noel Coughlan. I am married and have a daughter. I live in the west of Ireland.

From a young age, I was always writing a book. Generally, the first page over and over. Sometimes, I even reached the second page before I had shredded the entire copy book.

In my teenage years, I wrote some poetry, some of which would make a Vogon blush.

When I was fourteen, I had a dream. It was of a world where the inhabitants believed that each hue of light was a separate god, and that matter was simply another form of light.

I tinkered with the idea for a couple of decades, putting together mythologies, histories, maps etc. but world building isn't worth much without a gripping story. And then I finally found one, a tale so compelling I had to write it, The Golden Rule Duology.

I also write other fantasy, science fiction, and horror stories.

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Books

No Escape
Price: Free! Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A desperate warrior carries a baby girl across a foreign desert. Although truth and honor are tattooed on his face, Tharo has abandoned both virtues in his quest to protect his charge. But it’s only a matter of time before he fails her. Another man stalks them, a hunter no prey can escape, the dreaded Souldiviner. A seven thousand word short story.
The Unconquered Sun
Series: The Golden Rule, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,260. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ever wish you were someone else? AscendantSun is about to… He is beset by foes. The Harbinger’s legions threaten the people he strives to defend. Critics among his own followers undermine him. The ambitions of his unreliable ally, Garscap Torp, endanger him at every turn. Worse, the blood-thirsty god he spurned is about to return. However, the greatest enemy he must face is himself.
The Parting Gift
Price: Free! Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In an age of death and desperation, sometimes hope must be stolen. Certamen’s god is dead. His people, the Ors, are broken and enslaved. He finds consolation in the knowledge that they are safe... But not for much longer. Their masters, facing decimation by disease, are growing desperate. Desperate enough to kill.
The Murder Seat
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
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Dr. Herbert Marriott has a problem that only murder can solve. Luckily for him, the perfect weapon is locked away in his rundown museum, one too incredible for any court to accept. The cursed chair kills all who rest upon it. But will Herbert’s victim be so easily drawn to her fate? A four and half thousand word short story.
The Fate Healer
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The genealogist Draston has failed to find a royal ancestor for his master, Hamvok the Merciful. To save himself, Draston promises to prove the tyrant is descended from a god. In doing so, he commits himself to a path of forgery and sacrilege. His enterprise will risk the wrath of gods. But, far worse, it will draw him to a shadowy figure more terrible than all the gods combined, the Fate Healer.
A Bright Power Rising
Series: The Golden Rule, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 112,150. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
AscendantSun's memory stretches back to the bloody birth of the cosmos. Created to serve a dead god, he tired of his empty religion and adopted the faith of his former enemies. Now, a threat from the past is forcing him to choose between his new friends and his own people.

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adventure    deities    elf    elves    epic    epic fantasy    fantasy    gods    gothic    hero    horror    humor    ireland    magic    monster    murder    myth    occult    oracle    possession    quest    sorcery    witch