Charlotte E. English

Biography

Born and raised in England, Charlotte now lives in the Netherlands. She completed her first novel, Draykon, in 2011 and has since written ten more titles across a range of fantasy themes.

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Books

Toil and Trouble (Modern Magick, 2)
Series: Modern Magick. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,600. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Having rescued an immensely valuable book from a long-lost library, Jay's joy turns to dismay when it proves to be unusually... chatty, and possessed of a fine, filthy vocabulary besides. When this mystery turns into a race to find a fifteenth-century grave, there’s only one thing to do: call in the Toil and Trouble department...
Gloaming
Series: Wonder Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,710. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
(5.00)
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 (Modern Magick, 1)
Series: Modern Magick, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,780. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
As an agent of the Society for Magickal Heritage, Cordelia “Ves” Vesper has an important job: to track down and rescue endangered magickal creatures, artefacts, books and spells wherever they are to be found. In this first adventure, Ves meets her new partner, the Waymaster Jay. Their mission? Find the source of a magickal disease that’s decimating Britain’s troll enclaves - and fix it. Somehow.
The House at Divoro
Series: The Malykant Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,800. 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: $5.99 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: The Malykant Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,810. 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: The Malykant Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,580. 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: 60,290. Language: British English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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: $5.99 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: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,160. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The Lincolnshire Wolds, 1812. When housemaid Bessie Bell is thrown out into a cold October night, her prospects could scarcely seem worse. With nowhere to go and no one to help her, how will she survive? But on the road she meets a mysterious gentleman, and her fortunes take an immediate turn for the… strange. For the nightmare horse Tatterfoal stalks the fog-drenched Wolds...
Miss Ellerby and the Ferryman
Series: Tales of Aylfenhame, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,710. 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 makes an unwise promise to the mysterious Ferryman of Aylfenhame.
Seven Dreams
Series: The Lokant Libraries. Price: $5.99 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.
The Malykant Mysteries Compendium (Books 1-4)
Series: The Malykant Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 110,180. Language: British English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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.
Ghostspeaker
Series: The 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: Books 1-3
Series: Draykon. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 308,560. Language: British English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This collection contains the first three novels in the Draykon Series - over 300,000 words, or almost 1000 pages! Draykon (book 1) Lokant (book 2) Orlind (book 3) 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
Miss Landon and Aubranael
Series: Tales of Aylfenhame, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,720. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Tilby, Lincolnshire, 1811. Miss Sophia Landon is the daughter of an impoverished clergyman. Her father’s health is failing fast, but who wants to marry a woman without birth, beauty or wealth? Her prospects are limited indeed - until her friendship with the town’s fae denizens earns her passage to the otherworldly realm of Aylfenhame. Could her fate truly lie beyond the shores of England?
Black Mercury
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,120. Language: British English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50)
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: The 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: The Malykant Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 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: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,760. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.67)
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: The 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)
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: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,030. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.60)
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
Series: Draykon, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,220. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.11)
Legends tell of creatures the size of houses, with wings as vast as the sails of great ships. Their scaled hides glittered like caskets of jewels, and from their massive jaws they breathed gouts of pure fire. The draykoni once ruled the skies of the Seven Realms, uncontested and unstoppable -- so the stories say. But they are only tales. 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.