Gareth Lewis

Biography

Gareth Lewis has written a number of novels and shorter works in a few genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers. A programmer, he has a degree in computer studies, and lives in South Wales.

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Books

The Folly of Miss Harrow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: British English. Published: November 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An account of Miss Alyssa Harrow, an alchemist of dubious repute, yet impeccable breeding, as she mounts an archaeological excursion on the edge of the empire. A fantastical fiction in 12,000 words.
Monstrum Ex Machina
Series: Grey, Book 4 · Grey Revolutions, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,050. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The world is changing, in ways it shouldn't. Even on the mindscape, things don't just happen. Someone must think them. So monsters of fable, and haunted houses, must be thought into being. Theresa wants to arrest those responsible, for whatever their crime is. Alex is happy with a mystery. Then things get violent. Can they solve it before the nightmare plague becomes uncontrollable?
Glyphmaster
Series: Glyphpunk, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,630. Language: British English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
War is averted, the Society's power diminished, but peace has yet to reach the shores of the Scarred Sea. As unrest spreads, there remain a few finishing touches to making the world as Thjorn wishes it to be. But the hallucination of his dead friend won't let him be, and others have their own ideas how things should be. The final plays are made, as pawns and players alike are moved into place.
The Monster in the Mirror
Series: Grey Revolutions, Book 2 · Grey, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,730. Language: British English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Murder is an aberration, and unsolved murders were once considered impossible in a society where everyone is watched inside their own head. Until a murder occurred that required Alex being revived to find the killer. It was solved, the killer stopped. Now there's another unidentified killer. Wary of being shoved back in a box, the mystery is still more than Alex can resist. A 36,000 word novel.
Song of Thunder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,330. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Part of a war that's spanned history, the goblin scout Tuarth serves the Dark One as part of a small squad, whether he wants to or not. With no home, or family but the squad, all he can do is keep his head down and try to survive, any kind of life outside war only a distant dream. After kidnapping a human princess, the squad have both sides chasing them, and Tuarth's dreams may soon be crushed.
Eternal Fall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,780. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Thomas Carver fell to his death over a century ago. He's still falling. Returning to the world after a while away, he finds himself hunted for the secret of immortality. And the hunters he knows about may only be the start of his troubles, as part of the life he thought he'd left behind catches up to him. An 18,000 word urban fantasy novella.
Tales of the Thief-City
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,330. Language: British English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It's been years since Rax Darkthorn escaped the hold of the thief-city, Nexi. The death of a friend, and his own addiction to the secrets that permeate the city, draw him back. In a city of secrets, dying gods, and doors to everywhere, Rax hunts the shadowy figure manipulating events. A trail that'll lead him to Nexi's secret. Collecting the 12 part series.
The Nexi Meme (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: British English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The figure behind Nexi's troubles revealed, Rax has to halt his machinations before they destroy the city and all within it. But he's not the only one hunting, and with the Thief-City's prisoners ready to tear the place apart Rax may not survive the encounter. The final part of the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 7,500 word fantasy short story.
For a Few Faeries More (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: British English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As his machinations rebound on those closest to him, Rax must travel to the hostile lands of faerie. An unwilling observer to the intrigues of the faerie court, he must navigate their treacherous waters in the slight hope of ever leaving again. Eleventh in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 5,000 word short story.
Heart of the City (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A familiar mystery brings Rax closer to the secrets of Nexi than he's ever been. But he's not the only one on the trail, and his competition may follow him into the heart of the city itself. Tenth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 6,000 word short story.
The Lady's Kiss (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: British English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Even knowing his client's lying, Rax can't resist the opportunity to deal with a long-standing mystery of the city. Enchanted lovers, an evil sorcerer, and a mysterious woman who could be the death of them all. Will Rax's obsession prove his undoing? Ninth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 7,000 word short story.
Court of Echoes (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Strange beings searching for something is hardly unusual in the city of Nexi. When they intersect with a murder Rax is investigating, he can't ignore them, leading him to an unsettling new world, and a theft that may not even have happened yet. Eighth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. An 11,000 word novelette.
Flight of Angels (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: British English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nexi is in upheaval, tensions escalating among its captive populace. A series of grisly murders doesn't help matters, but why is an angel interested in them? And does Rax have much to gain from the hunt besides something to do? Seventh in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 7,000 word short story.
Parliament of the Streets (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: British English. Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
With gang tensions approaching breaking point all over the city, the last thing Rax wants is to be caught in the middle. When a debt comes due he doesn't have a choice, and the only solution may be to find the person responsible, or at least to survive the changes to the city. Sixth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 7,000 word short story.
In Tartarus
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The galaxy's sixth greatest thief is sent to Tartarus, a prison orbiting a black hole. What could possibly go wrong? A 3,000 word science fiction short story.
Shadow Lantern
Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: British English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Trading in magic can be costly. A 1,000 word, dialogue only, fantasy short story.
Dreams of the Dead (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,660. Language: British English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When a friend goes missing, Rax Darkthorn must disturb the ghosts of his past in search of an answer. The trail leads to the second-to-last place he'd want to revisit, forcing him to deal with the dead, the undying, the neverborn, and the never should have been born. Fifth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 20000 word fantasy novella.
Grey Enigmas
Series: Grey, Book 2 · Grey Revolutions, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,400. Language: British English. Published: April 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In a telepathic society where everyone has their inner policeman, mysteries are rare. So when a thoughtform programmer is murdered, with no obvious culprit, the authorities are at a loss. Woken from his sentence still unrepentantly anti-social, Alex finds society now has need of a detective. Will solving the mystery offer him freedom, or is that no longer possible? A 39000 word novella.
Glyphwar
Series: Glyphpunk, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,410. Language: British English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
With the Society and Alliance in decline, the monarchs unite to depose the usurpers. They're hardly powerless, and growing threats from outside the kingdoms and within could be enough to send everything spiralling towards war. And that's before Thjorn's plans reach fruition. Sequel to Glyphpunk.
Dwimmerscout
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: British English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Rumours of a remote magical resource becoming active again attract disparate factions. Artous is a dwimmerscout who examines such resources. His regular duties don't include getting between warring factions. Sometimes it can't be helped, forcing him to negotiate a peace amid violence and veiled motives. A 3,400 word fantasy short story.
Shadows of the Heavens
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 150,000. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Not even half-way into its first century the empire is riven by strife hidden behind a polite facade. With political factions vying for imperial influence, regional politics subverting imperial law, and society still recovering from recent wars, how much is due to mythic beings many no longer believe in? This volume collects the fifteen part story.
A Judgement of Shadows, Part 15 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: British English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The rakshaas cannot be killed. They cannot be long contained. How then can their threat be dealt with, or are they destined to always plague mankind? A 7,000 word fantasy short story.
Tears of the Gods, Part 14 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,680. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Deep in the heart of the Forest of Tears lies the domain of the rakshaas, the ruins of heaven. None who venture there are heard from again. Yet four paths seem destined to converge there. And possibly to end there. A 16,000 word fantasy novelette.
Spirit Hunt, Part 13 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: British English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Adajo has never really chosen his path. It always seemed so obvious. So how can he choose which mask he should be wearing? When investigating the increasing disappearances at local farms, the choice may be taken out of his hands. A 7,000 word fantasy short story.
Shadows of the Heavens Part 12: Savage Mirror
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Returning to Mirror of Heaven in disgrace, even his pariah status doesn't protect Prince Kazuo from Politics. With no one seeming to understand the threat the rakshaa's pose, what can he do to fight them? A 7,000 word fantasy short story.
The Bride's Shadow, Part 11 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,630. Language: British English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Her life on hold, Jaid is forced to return home at the one time she needs to stay in her new life. Even with personal matters weighing so heavily, can her curiosity resist political intrigues in her homeland? Maybe, if they don't hide things from her. A 9,000 word fantasy novelette.
Savage Justice, Part 10 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: British English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
With no memory of his life, and a burning rage driving him, Xao comes into conflict with the harsh imperial law. He's not alone, but is everyone in his resistance cell truly on their side? Is Xao? A 7,000 word fantasy short story.
A Hunt for Shadows, Part 9 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Grace of Spirits returns from death to confront a rakshaa hiding within the Prince's entourage. Even if he can find it, will he be in time to stop its plans? A 13,000 word fantasy novelette.
Curse of Hearts, Part 8 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Hiding from Hagga's claim that a curse ties her to Prince Kazuo, Jaid is desperate to disprove it, while Tsotu is assigned by the Prince to learn the Bride of Shadows' identity. A 6000 word fantasy short story.
Twisted Nature, Part 7 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
While the Bride of Shadows increasingly trapped by Hagga's chores, Prince Kazuo feels confined by his courtiers and the recent betrayal. When a warped wood spirits attacks the Prince's escort, they're forced to deal with it together. An 8,000 word fantasy novelette.
Shadows of the Empire, Part 6 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: British English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Another murder in Water Dances on the Rocks threatens serious political repercussions, especially when it appears one of the Prince's entourage may be involved. An 11,000 word fantasy novelette.
Games of Shadow, Part 5 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As Tsotu is unwillingly drawn into imperial political intrigues, the Bride of Shadows begins her indentured service to Hagga. While the examiner hunts a stolen object in an armed camp, the Bride must find a way to fulfil her debt without the wrong people learning her secret. A 12,000 word fantasy novelette.
The Dance of Masks, Part 4 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: British English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A series of thefts puts the village on edge, delaying Adajo's private investigation before he's even begun. With the army setting up nearby, and a possibly insane wood spirit at large, can he afford the time? A 10000 word fantasy novelette.
Song of Shadows, Part 3 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: British English. Published: June 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When politics is involved, the law loses. So when anti-imperialist vandalism threatens to turn into assassination, Tsotu must find the potential killer before tensions ignite. A 9000 word fantasy novelette.
The Shadow's Bride, Part 2 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: British English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Cursed for invoking a spirit's powers once too often, the Bride of Shadows must navigate adherency politics to maintain her freedom. Doing so without ending up indebted may not be easy. A 9000 word fantasy novelette.
Blood in the Forest, Part 1 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: Free! Words: 11,610. Language: British English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A scholar's murder in an unimportant village threatens to ignite political tensions in the empire. Village enforcer Adajo must accompany the city examiner investigating the death, navigating an alien landscape of intrigues and unfamiliar masks. An 11000 word fantasy novelette.
Demon's Whisper (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: British English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In a city run on knowledge, many believe demons are banned for the corrosiveness of their messages. So when a demon is released in Nexi, is the price of facing it more than Rax is willing to pay? And when it’s done, will the Thief-City be left as desolate as a demon’s whisper? Fourth in the Tales of the Thief-City series. A 6800 word fantasy short story.
Cage of Thoughts (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: British English. Published: March 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nexi can overwhelm newcomers. When new arrivals run afoul of the city's dangers and a young girl goes missing, they turn to Rax Darkthorn to learn what happened. In the Thief-City, where myths walk the streets, and minds can change in back alleys, seeing is believing. Especially when it's a lie. A 6500 word fantasy short story. Third in the Tales of the Thief-City series.
Glyphpunk
Series: Glyphpunk, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 68,520. Language: British English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Glyphs are the technology holding together the kingdoms of the Scarred Sea, and the means by which competing guilds control most of them. For all their benefits, not everyone is content with the world they've created. When the theft of valuable glyphing metal increases tension between the guilds, Thjorn, the glyphpunk responsible for the theft, will ensure that's only the start of their trouble.
A Fistful of Faeries (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,910. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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After an absence from the Thief-City, Rax Darkthorn has debts long overdue, and not to the kind of people who'd let them slide. Making good on them will require negotiating with a crystalline savage and a faerie queen, and placing himself in the middle of a simmering gang war. Sequel to Street of Lost Gods. A 6700 word fantasy short story.
Nomabduce
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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When a ransom demand arrives for a planet’s name, the inhabitants realise they can no longer remember it. What will they do to get it back? A 2300 word Science Fiction short story.
Silent Echoes
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: British English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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In the ruined heart of a shattered empire brute force and spliced magics hold sway, and strangers are suspect. Using this suspicion, Skerin gains the attention of the local gang boss, drawing him into a violent game for a prize once very close to him. A 4900 word short story.
The Sin of Hope
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,980. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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A secret older than religion, or a more recent delusion? Hired to find the witness to a crime, PI John Daly soon realizes he hasn’t been told everything. With the Vatican and local mobsters also on the man’s trail, does his loyalty to a client of questionable sanity outweigh his religious devotion and his chance at redemption?
Coral Throne
Series: Stoneweaver, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,540. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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After generations, the waters of the drowned world have receding. With society perilously close to unravelling, the realization causes turmoil, and a scramble to maintain power. Coming to grips with his new role, Danath must protect the island from scheming tyrants, and a secret army of Stoneweavers which may not exist. Sequel to Stoneweaver.
Grey Engines
Series: Grey, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,840. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
A century and a half after a weaponized message from space devastates Earth, leaving the few survivors with telepathic abilities, the recovering society faces the arrival of the species which sent the message.
Street of Lost Gods (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.75)
Rax Darkthorn was the greatest Knowhound in Nexi, the thief-city, and one of the few to ever escape it. When a friend dies, he returns to learn what can kill a god, even one reduced to selling miracles on the Street of Lost Gods. A 7000 word fantasy short story.
Blade Sworn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,060. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00)
With nations in chaos, or on the brink of war, hints an ancient evil may be loose are ignored. Left to deal with the danger are a princess determined to evade assassins and save her father; a scribe who learned something he shouldn’t; maybe the last survivor of the order who bound the ancient evil; an old knight indifferent to all but his duty; and a group of mercenaries, not all of whom care.
Stoneweaver
Series: Stoneweaver, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,320. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.50)
In a flooded world only small peaks dot the seas, with civilization confined to waterborne cities. Society is ruled by tyrannous bosses, enforcing their will with an army of thugs and Stoneweavers, those able to use the remnants of magic. Resources are conserved by selling the poor into slavery. With such a cleansing due, what danger do an escaped slave and thief pose to this fragile society?
Allegiances
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,730. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00)
NaNoWriMo 2010 book. Last updated 2010-11-13 12:32:05
Goal reached!
When an agency operation is attacked in Athens, Greece, and the local office is slaughtered, the local fixer and a surviving member of the operation are left on the run from the Russian mob, cut off from aid.
Geographicide
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.00)
The world's greatest assassin was hired to kill a country. His clients are unhappy with the results. A 2,000 word short story.
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Smashwords book reviews by Gareth Lewis

  • Regret on Feb. 18, 2011

    A fascinating concept, explored with skill.
  • Enemies and Playmates on Dec. 03, 2013

    An engrossing thriller that maintains a steady balance of plot and character. It focuses on the emotions of the leads to drive the story, without sacrificing the pacing, and offers plenty of twists that feel natural.