Robin Gilbert


I was born and bred in South Wales. From 2007 until 2015 I lived in Brisbane but the possums won and I was forced to return home, where I now live broken but not without hope with my wife and two children. I am the Director of a games development company.

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Nothing Neutral, Book Three in the Serendipity Trilogy
Price: Free! Words: 84,900. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
War has found its way to Hops Castle but all the guards are drunk, as usual. Luckily Major Arducker is getting really good on the stilts and his lieutenant knows a thing or two about starling training, so not all is lost.
Price: Free! Words: 6,270. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A schoolboy is kidnapped. His powerful, wealthy father enlists the aid of a strange old man prepared to do whatever is necessary to get him back, even exploiting the unusual gifts of a sweet, young girl...
Disconcerting Phase (The 4th Speckledom Recital)
Price: Free! Words: 18,560. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Henry Cave, tough, resourceful Arcane Agent, was feared dead after his daring assassination mission failed. But he survived the Grand Inquisitor’s hideous caress and escaped from the Glass Tower and is alive and fleeing now from the deadly, abhorrent Hunters through the broken Earth city of Riverrun. Is there no-one who can help him escape this nightmare...
The Watchman's Prophecy - Book Two of The Watchers Series (A Tale from the Gateway Worlds)
Price: Free! Words: 74,880. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A kidnapped little girl. A new world of kingdoms replete with magnificent civilisations and exotic creatures. A desperate mother and powerful Watcher now, who will do whatever it takes to save her daughter. Mankind has gone to war for less.
The Watchman's Daughter - Book One of The Watchers Series (A Tale from the Gateway Worlds)
Price: Free! Words: 69,090. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A magic ruby. A gateway to another world. Power beyond reckoning. A life of comfort and rule. The promise of everlasting life for you and your loved ones. Who wouldn’t kill for such things?
Moving On
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
What are we but voices, inside a madman’s head?
Twisted Nascence (The 3rd Speckledom Recital)
Price: Free! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A beautiful, teenage girl is abducted from Earth and sent through the brightly falling to the orbiting space station of Kepler where she is mutated into a Hunter before being returned to protect the very people who betrayed her. An assassin from a righteous but secretive Pangaea Corporation division called the Arcane embarks on a mission to kill her betrayers. Only she stands in his way...
In The Shadows
Price: Free! Words: 84,410. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Five children go playing hide and seek in local woodland, but only four return. Most people believe the woods are haunted and the missing child was taken by the mysterious Fair Folk; mischievous pixies known to lure lost little boys into their world. But somebody knows exactly what happened and is about to reveal a terrible secret...
County Caught
Price: Free! Words: 45,830. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
An hilarious novella length tale with a vast cast set in the shire of Pue Damlla on the skirts of the strange and magical Vastgreen Forest. A tale of bloody murder that sees the first stumbling introduction of the revolutionary protojudiciary where twelve strange folk are charged with separating the victims from the villains from the barbers!
Galea Blu (The 2nd Speckledom Recital)
Price: Free! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aboard the Light Transport Ship Marius a team of highly trained criminals are on a dangerous but lucrative mission to capture eels (worth millions on the black market once their hallucinogenic properties are extracted) from Jupiter’s ice-moon, Europa. Their acquisition is life threatening enough but worse; there is a traitor among them...
Price: Free! Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A spinster devotes herself to a shamefully selfish form of charity work, until the day a stranger enters her world...
The Belar (A Tale from the Gateway Worlds)
Price: Free! Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
On Davox, the second moon of the Gateway World of Utainium, the Belar, majestic shepherds of the runeyan live peacefully. But now their adopted world is filling with Watchers from the home world of Omni, Watchers who, usually, take whatever they wish...
Looking Back on the Summer of ‘87
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Mary is alone when her car breaks down on some god forsaken back road in the middle of nowhere. Then she hears singing and follows it... to discover something quite unexpected.
The Magic Moonstone (A Tale from the Gateway Worlds)
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An enigmatic stranger enters the hidden village where Lorissa the baker lives. But she knows why he comes... and what he seeks...
Brightly Falling (The 1st Speckledom Recital)
Price: Free! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Great Lord and Master of Al-Rani has been taken captive by the enemy from the north. Only a Sand Dancer can save him now, but Alaya-Lan has been captured by The Cripple and will surely die...
Price: Free! Words: 12,030. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A badly beaten prostitute dreams of a fantasy world in which she is a princess... or is Elysia the world in which she truly belongs and her current existence a nightmare?
Single Positive, Book Two in the Serendipity Trilogy
Price: Free! Words: 88,350. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Bhark Lhouldy has found a clue he believes will lead to a great treasure he can use to save the beautiful Poplar, but it means re-entering the strange and magical Vastgreen Forest wherein lurk foxes, mystics, Greenlings with their bosoms out and other strange B'Tings. But fear not, despite not having a clue, Whindy the Brave is going on the quest too, and he's now somehow brimming with magic...
Double Negative, Book One in the Serendipity Trilogy
Price: Free! Words: 88,470. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Bhark Lhoudly and Whindy the Brave reach Hops Castle they’re soon wanted for murder! Perhaps Cedric will sober up and help? Perhaps young Poplar, or is she just hiding a lovely pair of ulterior motives? One thing’s for sure, Ned misses nothing and his mistress, the enigmatic old fighting cook known only as Meander has a few surprises up her sleeve, one of them an impressive left hook...

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  • The Waiter on July 27, 2011

    Sweetly sad and touching.
  • Semicolons and Colons: A Guide for the 21st Century on Aug. 29, 2011

    Informative and amusing. Everything you want from non-fiction.
  • The Watchman on Nov. 15, 2011

    A brilliant little tale, evocative and thought provoking. A short, sharp punch to the mind that leaves you wishing there was more back story... yet happy to go about your day imagining a back story all of your own.
  • Twice as Bright on Feb. 25, 2013

    An awesome little tale!
  • The Clockwork Doll on March 27, 2013

    Beautifully written and wonderfully heart breaking.
  • My Ten Best Short Poems on May 09, 2013

    I love Lenny’s insight, emotion and wit; “Tracing the edge of happiness” is simply a wonderful way of looking at things. If pressed I would say that, “When They Ask” was my favourite.
  • From Your Head To A Gazillion Hands on Oct. 24, 2013

    As a veteran and professional programmer of many languages, I decided recently that I want to write apps (as a hobby). The plan is to buy a cool iMac & install Xcode, learn Objective-C, the OpenGL ES Framework, the Cocoa Touch frameworks, Quartz, etc. etc... This eBook made me think twice, in a good way! It highlighted the difference between my envisioned approach, which probably comes from my working class background where the ‘I must work for a living’ attitude dominates, to the more entrepreneurial approach whereby you create the ideas and have others execute the details for you while overseeing at a higher level (which is also work, I know, but more white collar than blue collar, as I see it). That revelation, combined with the other insights contained therein gave me heaps of new ideas! Thanks Dane. I'm now off to your website to subscribe to your mailing list...