Charlotte E. English

Biography

English both by name and nationality, Charlotte hasn’t permitted emigration to the Netherlands to change her essential Britishness (much). She writes colourful fantasy novels over copious quantities of tea, and rarely misses an opportunity to apologise for something. Spanning the spectrum from light to dark, her works include the Draykon Series, Modern Magick, The Malykant Mysteries and the Tales of Aylfenhame.

Where to find Charlotte E. English online

Series

House of Werth
‘If you had not already realised it, this is a very strange house you are come to.’ In Regency England, the most supernatural family in the country wrestles with a series of disasters - including an impromptu dragon, an influx of long-lost relatives, and a dangerously violent Book...
Wyrde and Wayward
Price: $2.99 USD.
Wyrde and Wicked
Price: $3.99 USD.
Modern Magick
As agents of the Society for Magickal Heritage, Cordelia “Ves” Vesper and Jay Patel have an important job: to track down and rescue endangered magickal creatures, artefacts, books and spells wherever they are to be found. It’s a duty that takes them the length and breadth of Britain, and frequently gets them into trouble...
Toil and Trouble
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Striding Spire
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Fifth Britain
Price: $3.99 USD.
Royalty and Ruin
Price: $3.99 USD.
Music and Misadventure
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Malykant Mysteries, Collected
Detective. Judge. Executioner. The Malykant versus the murderer: will Konrad catch the killer, or die trying? Dark fantasy meets gaslight meets murder mystery, by the author of The Draykon Series.
Malykant Mysteries
Konrad Savast is the Malykant: foremost and most secret servant of the God of Death. His job? To track down the foulest of murderers and bring them to The Malykt's Justice. No mercy. No quarter. In this collection, Konrad and his closest friend Irinanda solve four mysterious murders in and around the cold, dark city of Ekamet.
The Rostikov Legacy
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Ivanov Diamond
Price: $1.99 USD.
Myrrolen's Ghost Circus
Price: $2.99 USD.
Ghostspeaker
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Corpse Thieves
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Spirit of Solstice
Price: $2.99 USD.
Tales of Aylfenhame
Adventure and romance ensue when citizens of England meet and mingle with the mysterious and magical denizens of the faerie realm of Aylfenhame.
Wonder Tales
A collection of old-fashioned Wonder Tales, full of wit, whimsy and enchantment.
Faerie Fruit
Price: $3.99 USD.
Gloaming
Price: $3.99 USD.
Sands and Starlight
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Draykon
The discovery of a mysterious gemstone causes chaos across the Seven Realms. The search for the truth behind the strange stone will uncover many more mysteries; bring a long-dead race back to the Seven Realms; and start a war.
Lokant
Price: $3.99 USD.
Orlind
Price: $4.99 USD.
Llandry
Price: $4.99 USD.
Evastany
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Lokant Libraries
The mysterious, age-old Lokants just can't seem to stop meddling in the world of the Seven Realms.
Seven Dreams
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

Summertide
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,090. Language: British English. Published: June 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(5.00 from 1 review)
‘You may have noticed,’ said Maut, ‘that the Tree is on the move.’ On the edge of the town of Kottow stands the tallest (and oddest) Tree in the land. It’s a staid and solid arbour — until the Tree picks up its mighty old roots and wanders off, taking its resident band of misfits away with it. Whither goes the Tree? Not even the wizard can say.
Wyrde and Wicked
Series: House of Werth, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,490. Language: British English. Published: February 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
‘When it comes to the Wyrde, there is no such thing as harmless. Every single one of us is a walking disaster.’ Winter has come to Werth Towers, and brought a deal of trouble with it. Still, in times of crisis, there is always Lord Felix. The disreputable old revenant might have a few odd ideas; but you’re at Werth Towers, now. The merely unusual comes as a matter of course...
The Magick of Merlin
Series: Modern Magick, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,630. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Four years ago, somebody pinched perhaps the most valuable book in existence. Merlin’s personal grimoire. It’s Ves and Jay on the case, and nothing’s going to solve it but a Vesper-patented Crazy Plan
Wyrde and Wayward
Series: House of Werth, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,350. Language: British English. Published: October 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
It is not easy being the most supernatural family in England. Nell talks to the dead; Lord Werth is too often to be found out in the churchyard at the dead of night; and the less said about Lord Bedgberry, the better. Only Gussie has missed out on the family curse. But there's more to the Wyrde than meets the eye. Far from being ordinary, she may prove to be the most disastrous Werth of all...
Death's Executioner (Volume 3 of The Malykant Mysteries)
Series: Malykant Mysteries · The Malykant Mysteries, Collected, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 118,990. Language: British English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
To catch a monster, send a killer. Murderers and monsters alike stalk the snow-drowned streets of Ekamet. When nightmares creep out of the dark, distant past, who can face them? If you can’t beat the dark, the only way through is to join it...
Alchemy and Argent
Series: Modern Magick, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,610. Language: British English. Published: August 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
It’s all very well deciding to build the means to save British magick. Top marks for ambitious goals! ...But there are one or two obstacles in the way. Nothing at all can be built without materials, and no common-or-garden commodities will do. It’s got to be silver. The impossibly rare, virtually extinct kind. This one’s on me, Val and Jay.
Shandral
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,830. Language: British English. Published: August 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Reeling in the aftermath of the malefic curse, the city of Ekamet knows no peace, for a new killer strikes — and strikes again. Two men lie dead, gaping holes where their eyes used to be, with knives of carved bone sprouting from their butchered hearts. But who is to deliver justice for them now? For Konrad is adrift in the wake of disaster, severed from all he loves...
The Malefic Curse
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,650. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Something is gravely amiss in the city of Ekamet. The body of a homeless man lies under a bridge, torn to pieces. The serpents say it’s not murder — not exactly. A merciless, violent death dealt by something... not human. The trail leads into the Spiritlands, and Konrad must follow — whatever dangers await. For something ancient and evil stalks the city at night...
The Tarasov Despite
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,120. Language: British English. Published: June 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When Verinka Tarasovna dies alone in the street on a cold, dark morning, her death looks like the tragic result of lingering ill-health. But not in the eyes of The Malykt. She’s been poisoned — and her fraying spirit accuses her own brother of the murder.
The Zolin Conspiracy
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,660. Language: British English. Published: May 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Out in the deep snow lies the body of a gentleman, dressed for a party — and missing his head. Just who was he? What secrets lie in his mysterious past? With the help of a wayward witch, a mild-mannered police inspector, and an undead street urchin, death's detective must delve deep into the hidden secrets of the aristocratic world. And hope to emerge alive.
The Tales of Aylfenhame Compendium
Series: Tales of Aylfenhame. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 257,650. Language: British English. Published: May 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Fairytale fantasy meets romance meets the English Regency in these three dreamy tales. Miss Landon the vicar's daughter, Miss Ellerby of Ferndeane, and housemaid Bessie Bell find an unexpected fate in the fairytale realm of Aylfenhame... Three courageous heroines. Three fairytale heroes. Three tales of love, magic and adventure.
The Heart of Hyndorin
Series: Modern Magick, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,620. Language: British English. Published: April 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Urban
(5.00 from 1 review)
Stranded far from home, and unable to return, I am in bigger trouble than ever. I know I say that a lot, but this time it's really true. Not that there aren’t advantages to my particular predicament. If one must put up with a dangerous degree of magickal potency, one is duty-bound to… put it to use, no? Who knows what could happen?
Sands and Starlight
Series: Wonder Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,960. Language: British English. Published: February 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fairy tales
Between the sands and the starlight, ancient powers rise, and the oldest of tales becomes new. What unites these tales is a marvel of sorcery and beauty: a great palace of ensorcelled glass, glimpsed only under the stars, and vanishing with the dawn... The third Wonder Tale from Charlotte E. English combines the magic and colour of ancient stories with her trademark wit and whimsy.
The Wonders of Vale
Series: Modern Magick, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,060. Language: British English. Published: December 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
We’re all mad here... Dispatched overseas — far, far overseas — we're in hot water. Again. Following in the footsteps of a long-lost king, we're on the road to the mysterious Vales of Wonder. The upside? It's a hot-bed of magickal marvels, the likes of which we've literally never seen before. The downside? Danger. Because who ever said adventure would be easy?
Death's Avenger (Volume 2 of The Malykant Mysteries)
Series: The Malykant Mysteries, Collected, Book 2 · Malykant Mysteries. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 128,790. Language: British English. Published: October 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
To catch a killer, send a monster... But what if a monster isn’t enough? Pushed beyond his endurance, challenged beyond his sanity, at long last Death’s Avenger might need a little help... Konrad Savast returns for another chilling set of adventures in the second volume of the Malykant Mysteries.
Modern Magick, Volume 1 (Books 1-3)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 127,580. Language: British English. Published: September 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fairy tales
Can British magick survive? As the pace of modern life accelerates, the old ways wither and die. But to the Society for Magickal Heritage, that just isn’t good enough. Join four colourful champions, the enigmatic “Milady” of the Society, and the sentient house they call Home as they fight to keep magick alive! This new compendium brings you the first three wild adventures all in one.
Music and Misadventure
Series: Modern Magick, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,730. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fairy tales
(4.00 from 1 review)
“Fun” for all the family... I haven't heard from my mother in six years — which is why I was surprised to receive a summons from her. The peremptory kind. With nothing but a set of map co-ordinates to guide me, what exactly was I to expect? The short answer? Trouble.
Snowbound
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,370. Language: British English. Published: August 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Konrad Savast is the Malykant: the most secret servant of the God of Death. His job? To track down the foulest of murderers and bring them to The Malykt's Justice. No mercy. No quarter. Konrad may be finished with the coven at Divoro — but are they finished with him? Konrad Savast solves his eighth case in this new installment of The Malykant Mysteries.
Royalty and Ruin
Series: Modern Magick, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,800. Language: British English. Published: July 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fairy tales
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Somebody thought it would be a great idea to send us to the Troll Court. Because somebody imagined I might be the perfect person to help with a certain wild and crazy plan of Their Majesties' concoction. They want to restore the lost city of Farringale. I can only say that I heartily approve.
The Fifth Britain
Series: Modern Magick, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,210. Language: British English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Cast away from the Society (sort of) and out on our own, we've got a big problem on our hands - and an exciting prospect, too. They call it time travel on TV. Is this the big, fat secret the Hidden Ministry's been keeping?
Mr. Drake and My Lady Silver
Series: Tales of Aylfenhame, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,870. Language: British English. Published: May 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Phineas Drake, baker, encounters a mysterious lady darting through the night - and his world promptly tumbles into chaos. For My Lady Silver will stop at nothing to find the hobgoblin Wodebean; and, dazzled, Phineas cannot refuse her desperate plea for help...
The Striding Spire
Series: Modern Magick, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,340. Language: British English. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fresh from an involuntary crash course in the Stranger Arts, I've a new mystery on my plate: the inexplicable reappearance of a fantastic magickal species. Which is great, don't get me wrong. Rescuing magickal beasts is what we do around here. But the Dappledok Pup hasn't been seen since the seventeen hundreds; so how did we find one, alive and kicking, over two hundred years later?
Toil and Trouble
Series: Modern Magick, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,550. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
As an agent of the Society for Magickal Heritage, I, Cordelia Vesper, have an important job: rescue endangered creatures, artefacts, books and spells wherever they are to be found. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to keep British magick alive. So we rescued a valuable book from a long-lost library, only it proved to be unusually... chatty. And it's got a foul mouth, too.
Gloaming
Series: Wonder Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
(5.00 from 1 review)
Every day, upon the stroke of four o’clock, an enchanted twilight known as the Gloaming sweeps over Vale Argantel. Strange things happen under its eldritch influence: mists boil up out of the ground, rain pours out of a cloudless sky, and the pale roses at the house of Landricourt grow wild and fey. Then one day, Oriane Travere falls through a magic mirror and disappears...
The Road to Farringale
Series: Modern Magick, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 41,640. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Can British magick be saved? Hell yes. Imagine modern Britain without magick. No fae enclaves. No flying chairs. No magick wands. Giddy gods, no unicorns. Who wants to live in that world? Me neither. But with magick on the decline, that's the world we're ending up with. Meet the Society for Magickal Heritage. Our boss is a disembodied voice. Our headquarters is a sentient house.
The House at Divoro
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,690. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Nanda shows up with a pressing invitation to a post-Solstice house party, Konrad is unenthusiastic. But then a corpse turns up, mutilated and hidden in a pantry cupboard. Konrad soon learns that the house at Divoro harbours many a dark secret…
Evastany
Series: Draykon. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,360. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When Lokants get involved in our worlds, it always means trouble. This time it's kidnapping. Partial Lokants are going missing, and they are not coming back. It falls to me, Evastany, Lady Glostrum, to discover why.
The Spirit of Solstice
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,690. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Konrad Savast is the Malykant: foremost and most secret servant of the God of Death. His job? To track down the foulest of murderers and bring them to The Malykt's Justice. No mercy. No quarter. Solstice Eve, and Konrad is dragged from his bed to investigate the murder of a local wine merchant. The man's as dead as they come, but his spirit seems oddly unperturbed by his passing.
The Corpse Thieves
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,260. Language: British English. Published: January 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Konrad Savast is the Malykant: foremost and most secret servant of the God of Death. His job? To track down the foulest of murderers and bring them to The Malykt's Justice. No mercy. No quarter. Danil Dubin is a murderer. He knows this because he's been told - by the many witnesses to his crime. Only, he has no memory of it himself.
Faerie Fruit
Series: Wonder Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,750. Language: British English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the centuries-barren orchards of Berrie-on-the-Wyn suddenly bear fruit, it is clear that something strange is afoot — and something fey, for this is no ordinary harvest. There may be chaos aplenty in Berrie, but all that's needed to set things straight is a touch of the right light -- and maybe just the right pair of Boots...
Llandry
Series: Draykon, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,750. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Draykoni do not die. Not truly. Not forever. So we thought. We have been proved wrong. A killer walks the Off-Worlds, someone with the means and the will to extinguish even the oldest of draykon souls. But why would anybody do such a thing -- and how?
Bessie Bell and the Goblin King
Series: Tales of Aylfenhame, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 85,720. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When Regency housemaid Bessie Bell encounters the mysterious Mr. Green in the dark of a foggy night, her life takes a turn for the... strange. For the gentleman's full of secrets — the dangerous kind. Swept away into the heart of the Goblinlands, can Bessie hold her own against the Goblin King himself?
Miss Ellerby and the Ferryman
Series: Tales of Aylfenhame, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,640. Language: British English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Tilby, Lincolnshire, 1812. Dutiful Miss Isabel Ellerby is landed in the midst of an adventure when she meets the handsome Ferryman of Aylfenhame.
Seven Dreams
Series: The Lokant Libraries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,520. Language: British English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Seven mortal Realms I saw and seven keys had I... When a strange riddle appears in the skies over the Seven Realms, the hunt for the Seven Dreams begins. Who will find the seven keys, and what do they open? Nobody knows, but Serena Carterett is determined to deny the criminal Yllandu the prize. Her team of shapeshifters and masqueraders must solve the puzzle first -- at any cost.
Death's Detective (Volume 1 of The Malykant Mysteries)
Series: Malykant Mysteries · The Malykant Mysteries, Collected, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,970. Language: British English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
To catch a killer, send a monster. Meet the Malykant. Justice will be served. Four cases. Four killers. Four executions. Dark fantasy and murder mystery collide in this first collection of the Malykant Mysteries.
Ghostspeaker
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,690. Language: British English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Konrad Savast is Death’s most trusted servant, charged with finding and punishing the vilest of killers. When a wealthy young woman takes her own life, Konrad is sent to investigate. Was it suicide, or murder? Or... both? To discover the truth, Konrad must navigate the combined perils of society gossip, an unregistered Ghostspeaker and a host of unquiet spirits.
The Draykon Series 1-3: An Epic Fantasy Trilogy of Dragons
Series: Draykon. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 308,560. Language: British English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ancient legends don’t come back to life. Until they do... The vast, winged draykoni once ruled the skies of the Seven Realms, uncontested and unstoppable — so the stories say. But they are only tales. Aren't they? A shy young woman is about to learn that sometimes, even the most far-fetched story might prove to be the plain, simple truth.
Miss Landon and Aubranael
Series: Tales of Aylfenhame, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,620. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
What if you met the love of your life - in a different world? An impoverished gentlewoman of England, Miss Landon's hopes are few. Disfigured among the beauteous Fae, Aubranael is outcast and alone. Their meeting changes everything.
Black Mercury
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,340. Language: British English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Caspar Goldstein crashes his autocarriage during a test race for the coveted Eisenstadt Cup, things seem bad enough. But then the discovery of a strange new superfuel puts him in the way of temptation, and he can't resist securing some of the mysterious black mercury for himself. So begins a dangerous adventure...
Myrrolen's Ghost Circus
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,520. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Konrad Savast is Death’s most trusted servant, charged with finding and punishing the vilest of killers. When a corpse turns up in the middle of Myrrolena’s famed circus, Konrad must uncover the weird truth behind the mysterious travelling show—and without falling foul of its enigmatic Ringmistress, Myrrolena herself.
The Ivanov Diamond
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,560. Language: British English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Konrad Savast is Death’s most trusted servant, charged with finding and punishing the vilest of killers. When three people turn up dead, their immortal souls missing, Konrad’s got a strange case on his hands. And it’s clear that it’s got something to do with the theft of a great and valuable diamond from one of Ekamet’s wealthiest citizens…
Orlind
Series: Draykon, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,760. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
War has broken out between the humans of the Seven Realms and the long-lost draykoni race, and Evastany Glostrum is convinced that the Lokants are still involved. As Llandry battles to save Waeverleyne, Eva must do everything in her power to uncover the real reasons behind the Lokants’ long-held interest in the Seven.
The Rostikov Legacy
Series: Malykant Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,930. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Konrad Savast is Death’s most trusted servant, charged with finding and punishing the vilest of killers. When he discovers the body of a wealthy society hostess lying in the cold, mist-shrouded reaches of the Bone Forest, the pressure is on to find her killer. Can he catch the killer without revealing himself as the Malykant?
Lokant
Series: Draykon, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,030. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
The draykon race has returned to the Seven Realms, but all is not well between humans and draykoni. Soon a war is building between the two races, one that threatens Llandry's loved ones. Who are the enigmatic sorcerers who woke the draykon? With little to go on but a mysterious book, Lady Eva Glostrum embarks on a hunt for the woman known as Ana - and learns about her own heritage along the way.
Draykon (An Epic Fantasy of Dragons)
Series: Draykon, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 97,220. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.11 from 19 reviews)
Ancient legends don’t come back to life. Except when they do. The vast, winged draykoni once ruled the skies of the Seven Realms, uncontested and unstoppable — so the stories say. But they are only tales. Aren't they? A shy young woman is about to learn that sometimes, even the most far-fetched story might prove to be the plain, simple truth. Aren't they?

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Smashwords book reviews by Charlotte E. English

  • The Dragon Who Didn't Fly on March 25, 2011

    The title of this book is mildly misleading. I expected a very humorous book, and it does have humour; but it also has a more serious & occasionally tense storyline. The book is constructed around three interwoven narratives. One is the story of Druid, a depressed water dragon left alone in the swamps without the company of any other dragons. The second is the story of a group of cats, principally Tara, destined to save the world - even though she is only a pint-sized kitten. The third is the human angle, following a feeling young woman and her artistic lover through the difficulties of a rather deranged, emotion-suppressing society. The agenda of the story is clear: it makes some salient points about the destructiveness of human societies and the need to change our way of thinking. Some books could become leaden with such a heavy core message, and this one does come a little close to belabouring this point. However, it is written with a light, entertaining style and leavened with sufficient humour to avoid this. The characters are engaging and largely loveable, and I liked the resolution to the story. I'd have liked to hear more about the final fate of characters such as Phileas - is he allowed to marry and have a normal life now? - and Serazina & Berto. However, perhaps this is coming up in a sequel! This book also stands out from the crowd in the quality of the writing, editing and proofreading. I will recommend it to others & hope a sequel emerges fairly soon.
  • A Fine Cast of Characters on Sep. 11, 2011

    This short story collection stands out for its varied characters and voices. The author presents tales ranging across the horror spectrum; we encounter ghosts and ghost ships, demons and vampires, soldiers at war and plenty of strange and inexplicable happenings. The stories range in length from a mere few pages through to three or four full chapters. Most of them are set in the modern world (though one of my personal favourites had the air of a nineteenth-century horror story); each story features protagonists with clear, distinct personalities and voices and it certainly feels like meeting a fine cast of characters. I didn't enjoy every story here, but the majority were absorbing and all were well presented. Recommended for readers who enjoy chilling, creepy short fiction.
  • Liberator's Ruin on Sep. 29, 2011

    It’s hard to know how how to classify this book. It’s been called steampunk, which it certainly isn’t. It’s full of gadgets, yes, but the level of technology is more twentieth century. There are cars, planes, radios, movies and telephones. It makes for a very interesting world; I don’t think I’ve ever read a work of fantasy fiction (including a form of magic) that featured essentially modern technology. A refreshing change. The story centres around the country of Illum, which has been conquered and absorbed into the Rhivellian Empire. A deposed princess is determined to take it back, but a High Inquisitor stands in her way. And around the edges of this is one airship captain and his crew, just trying to make a living. The characters are a high point in this story. One thing I liked best about the book is the lack of real heroes. Everyone has an agenda, everyone has their strengths and their moral weak points. My favourites were Airship Captain Nathaniel and his crew; there’s a hint of Firefly about this group that’s highly appealing. The ending also turns some expectations around, giving a resolution that’s something of a surprise. Like I said, there are no heroes. The book is sadly let down by very poor editing. I noticed typographical errors on nearly every page, and there are areas where the writing needs some tidying up. It says a lot, though, that I thoroughly enjoyed the book anyway. My rating would hover between four and four-and-a-half stars if not for the editing issues. As it is, I give three-and-a-half, rounded up to four.
  • The Man Who Crossed Worlds (Miles Franco #1) on Jan. 09, 2012

    These days it seems like the title of Urban Fantasy can be given out to anything that so much as involves a city somewhere. This book is Urban with a capital U; you can practically smell the stench of Bluegate, a city that’s fallen a long, long way from grace. There’s nothing remotely pretty about this story. Miles Franco is a Tunneler, which means he can do entertaining stuff with reality and pop off to another dimension anytime he feels like it. But that isn’t too rare a skill in Bluegate. What’s unusual about him is that, unlike almost everyone else in the city, he honestly means well. He could’ve taken a well-paid job with one of the many city gangs if he didn’t mind too much about incidental things like morality. But he does, so he doesn’t, and ends up living pretty rough in an apartment barely better than a shed. Being the only decent bloke also gets him into trouble. When a dangerous new drug seems set to hit city circulation, Miles is dragged into the mess that’s rapidly developing. Really, with the number of beatings Miles seems to attract it’s amazing he’s survived this long. All the more so given what a naive, easily manipulated chump he is. But he manages to be likeable in spite of being constantly duped. This is a well-written story, very noir with a clear and diverting narrative voice. Miles’s sense of humour is enjoyable, and one of the most likeable things about him is that his sense of the ridiculous never fails, even when he’s in deep trouble. He’s got a line ready for all circumstances. Perhaps it’s the only defence this shrimp can manage to muster, albeit a poor one. Shrimp he may be, by the way, but he certainly doesn’t lack courage. This story is full of twists and turns and Miles would do well to avoid trusting anyone too much. Most of the twists are well done, and kept me guessing until almost the end. The final one let me down a little when it turned out to be exactly what I was hoping wouldn’t happen. That aside, this was a really strong book and an entertaining read. I’m hoping Miles will grow a bit of a brain in time for the next book, though; maybe next time he won’t be duped by almost everyone.