JS De Villiers

Biography

JS De Villiers writes fiction hoping his readers will experience the worlds of his imagination and escape their reality, even if it is just for a few hundred pages. He believes words are printed on paper, but stories are written on caffeine.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, actually there are two books I remember that had a profound impact on me as a young boy. The first one was about a boy and a lion cub he found (I cannot remember the title) which he raised and they became inseparable friends. I also remembered crying when hunters killed the boy's friend when it became a full grown lion.
The second book was Tarzan of the Apes. The original by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The way words on a page could create worlds that draw me into the adventures was totally facinanting to me.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Pillars of The Earth - Ken Follet. The way he weaves the story around the building of a cathedral with all the underlying intrigues of human life in that time is mind-blowingly brilliant.
A World without End - Ken Follet. Same reason as above.
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien's way of once again drawing you slowly into the story, without a major crises event as to "hook" you as we see so many young authors do these days are brilliant. I like how he takes his time, developing the storyline, gradually building to the climax and then wind it down, without any open-ended endings to anyone's story.
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien. Same as above.
The Wheel of Time Series (14 Books) - Robert Jordan. Once again the un-rushed way he unfolds the story with a vast amount of characters and storylines, all connected to the main theme of teh series is truely awesome.
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Books

The Sceptre’s Keeper
Price: Free! Words: 50,610. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
NaNoWriMo 2016 book. Last updated 2016-11-30 06:41:19
Goal reached!
During the taking of Ellavorn, pregnant Queen Celestine disappears. Three Paladins bloodied and injured, awake in three different locations after the Battle of Ellavorn, yet with no memory of the battle. They uncover and ancient secret and their perilous purpose of finding the rightful heir to the Throne, before the dark force rising in the Land of Mirphen sends the land into darkness and despair.

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