Lesley Arrowsmith


I work in a bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, the Town of secondhand Books, but I was trained as an archaeologist, and worked mainly in medieval archaeology. I am also a historical re-enactor with Drudion, a group of 13th Century Welsh mercenaries.
More recently, I've become interested in the world of Steampunk.

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The Secret of Saynshand
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,160. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A Steampunk adventure set in China and Mongolia - intrepid secret agents, Mongolian Book Bandits and Mad Science!
Lost Treasure of Ytir
Series: Tanwchs of Ytir. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 33,230. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An obscure sacred spring in the middle of the Segur Forest has gained a reputation for healing powers. Arian Malcolm is sent to find out whether the rumours that a Lost Treasure of Ytir has been discovered there are true - but things don't go entirely to plan. Others have heard the rumours, too....
Quarter Day
Series: Tanwchs of Ytir. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,890. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Montfermo is a Duchy where the magically Talented don't seem to exist, until Arian Malcolm meets a boy on a beach who is running away from home - by opening a magical Portal to escape. She is sent to find out what is happening in the Duchy - and what she discovers threatens all the surrounding lands.
Ice Magic
Price: Free! Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is a story from the time when the Land of Ytir was being formed. It is a time of great change. The Ice is melting, and babies are starting to be born - different, with new powers that nobody yet understands.
Like Father, Like Daughter
Series: Tanwchs of Ytir. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,660. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
War is coming to Ytir. Mal Petroc kidnaps Branwen, a child who is going to be used as a weapon. He's a traitor - but the truth is more complicated than that, as his daughter Arian realises as she chooses where her loyalties lie. Ytir will descend into chaos, and Branwen must learn to use her powers to keep the people she loves safe, and to find a way home.
Raven's Heirs
Price: Free! Words: 51,510. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When he was captured by Turkic corsairs, Owain Brecca Morwenna was forced to use his powers over the element of Air in their service. Now he has the chance to escape and return to his family - and finds that his troubles are only just beginning....

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Smashwords book reviews by Lesley Arrowsmith

  • Lies For A Liar on April 19, 2013

    Is it just me, or does everyone now see Tom Hiddleston's face when Loki is mentioned? That was certainly the image going through my mind as I read these short stories. The first one, with the giant chicken, was very funny. The second one involved Sigyn, Loki's wife, and was more serious (she's the Norse goddess of compassion), and the third one looked like a re-telling of a traditional Norse story, where Loki outwitted Thor (as usual). I liked the way Thor was telling the story to the children of the household, and censoring the rude parts as he went along. I first discovered Alex Beecroft through her blog - and on the blog I read a small part of her two book story Bomber's Moon/Dogfighters (a Mosquito - a WW2 aircraft made of wood - up against a dragon! How could I not be intrigued? And the pilot was the sort of hero I want to take home and feed apple pie to :)). So when she said she had stories about Loki on Smashwords, I knew I was going to enjoy them. Recommended.