Ryan Peter is a writer, journalist and ghostwriter from Johannesburg, South Africa. He writes fantasy, sci-fi, inspirational fiction, and on faith and theology. He is the author of "When Twins War", a fantasy epic; "Your Single Happiness", about how to find joy in your singleness; "The Butcher's Shadow", an upcoming ghost story thriller; "Jesus Crushes Sin", about a down-to-earth view of holiness; and an upcoming sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island. Ryan is also part of the New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI) translocal team.
The Meadow is burning. All hope of the twin cities of Iza-Kiêrre and Ben-Kiêrre recommitting to peace has been shattered. But when Tarkanyon the Outlander hears that the Moncoin, an ancient evil, might return in five days - and that an ancient creature in the desert may be creating this war - he sets out to find it.
Published: July 2, 2015.
Fiction » Fantasy » General
For over a thousand years the twin cities of Iza-Kiêrre and Ben-Kiêrre have upheld a covenant of peace, protecting the South of Lexedore from the Moncoin, an ancient evil of the past. But when the cities go to war, all of Lexedore is thrown into turmoil.
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A Petition to Magic
on Feb. 04, 2013
I must say, I quite enjoyed this little story. What intrigued me most was the characters, notably Queen Celeste. You're never quite sure what she's up to. At first she comes across as a bit of a silly girl, but then you always get the impression she has something else up her sleeve. She has an interesting relationship with the main character as well and his problem with casting magic is a very interesting one.
“A Petition to Magic” is an entertaining read with some parabolic elements. It's a well written story from Downs and great if you're looking for something that will make you smile in the end.
Heaven and Earth: Paranormal Flash Fiction
on April 13, 2015
Graham Downs' new offering, "Heaven and Earth: Paranormal Flash Fiction" is a fresh and enjoyable collection of weirdness. It opens up with some straight-up horror with "The Thing in the Window", with a non-Hollywood-ish ending that sets the tone for the rest of the book. The idea could be expanded into a larger story, in fact, and I wondered if Downs will ever do just that.
"An Automatic Decision" was a surprise for me, with a very interesting concept that I quite enjoyed. But perhaps my favourite of them all was "The Christmas Bird." Why? It reminded me of some of the classic "Twilight Zone" episodes I watched as a kid.
All in all, this is a great collection of flash fiction that lets you see a side to Downs that perhaps wasn't so visible in "Stingers" or "A Petition to Magic", but started emerging with "Billy's Zombie". Downs manages to describe settings and scenes very well with just a few words, and I hope we see more from him in this vein. My only wish was that there was MORE.