Gareth Lewis


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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Grey Engines
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Grey Enigmas
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The Monster in the Mirror
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Monstrum Ex Machina
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Grey Revolutions
Murder is an aberration, and unsolved murders are considered impossible in a society where everyone is watched inside their own head. Until one happens, and society finds itself in need of something it hasn't had in a while: a detective.
Grey Enigmas
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The Monster in the Mirror
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Monstrum Ex Machina
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Coral Throne
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The Song Between Worlds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,580. Language: British English. Published: May 8, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Stuck policing fae on Earth, while spying on the military hunting them, Aelik’s situation worsens as he’s entangled by intrigues on both Earth and Faerie, and has to finally make a choice (and running isn’t one of the options).
The Demon's Prison
Pre-release—available June 5, 2023. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,290. Language: British English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Earth and Faerie are engaged in the cold war, that gets too hot for comfort around Aelik. And unlike espionage stories, war stories drag everyone into the firing line. Then it threatens to detour into horror, and in horror, the story always wins. Trapped in everyone else’s stories, Aelik must choose what type of story he wants to be. Ideally, one he can live with.
The Border Guard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,320. Language: British English. Published: April 10, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Framed for a crime he may have committed, Aelik Swiftthorne is stuck covertly policing fae activity on Earth. Escape becomes harder when an invasive story sees Earth, and him, as its playthings.
All Roads Lead to Hell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,400. Language: British English. Published: March 13, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Hazelrock, Alabama, is a failing small town, propped up by a drug operation. Its sheriff is unable to do anything about it without killing the town. But when a stranger arrives intent on causing trouble, a small town might not leave anywhere to hide from that trouble. A crime thriller novella.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,640. Language: British English. Published: February 20, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Journalist, Samantha Vega, is contacted by a man claiming to have assisted a series of suicides - the latest possibly a murder. He keeps calling, even as media and police attention moves on. Increasingly isolated, and questioning her similarity to his victims, Samantha hunts the caller. Before he decides she’s suicidal. Content Warning: The story deals with themes of mental health and suicide.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: British English. Published: September 2, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a volatile society seemingly guided by social media, Odella becomes the unwilling public face of resistance after winning a reality show she never wanted a part in. Julie claims to be a visitor from outside Odella’s fictional world. She’s probably insane, but knows things she shouldn’t. Even when her presence sends the story awry. A 20,000 word dystopian novella.
The Book of a Thousand and One Destinies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,350. Language: British English. Published: August 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A paranoid Sultan, an Assassin found only in stories, and a Storyteller caught up in their battle. Once upon a time, a great Sultan was plagued by an Assassin who struck at him with stories and lies. A young Storyteller is gathered with her colleagues, and forced to share her stories with the Sultan before their voices are stilled forever. A fantasy novella.
Soul Food
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,420. Language: British English. Published: January 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What is a soul? And what happens to it? Questions Blake has no time for while investigating a murder. With IA attention meaning he shouldn’t shoot anyone, he follows the trail to a maze of cults, criminals, fake mediums, and things he won’t mention to the department shrink. Things that eat souls.
The Folly of Miss Harrow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,260. 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,970. 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?
Series: Glyphpunk, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,700. 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,420. 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 more than Alex can resist. A 36,000 word novella.
Song of Thunder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,390. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,840. 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: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,880. 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.
In Tartarus
Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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: 1,310. Language: British English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Trading in magic can be costly. A 1,000 word, dialogue only, fantasy short story.
Grey Enigmas
Series: Grey, Book 2 · Grey Revolutions, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 40,690. Language: British English. Published: April 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alex is a detective in a world that considers them unnecessary. When everyone is a telepath, with an inner policeman, no crime escapes notice. So a murder with no obvious culprit leaves the authorities at a loss. Woken from a virtual sentence, still unrepentantly anti-social, Alex has the opportunity to finally investigate a mystery. One that puts him in danger, and leads to more mysteries.
Series: Glyphpunk, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,420. 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.
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: British English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
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: 150,680. 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.
Blood in the Forest, Part 1 of Shadows of the Heavens
Series: Shadows of the Heavens. Price: Free! Words: 11,550. 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.
Series: Glyphpunk, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,370. 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.
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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: 6,960. Language: British English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
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: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,070. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
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: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,960. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,800. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A weaponized message from space devastates Earth, leaving the few survivors with telepathic abilities. A century and a half later the aliens who sent the message arrive. With society still rebuilding, its delicate balance threatens to collapse with the tensions of facing an invasion, and the secret at the heart of their way of life.
Street of Lost Gods (Tales of the Thief-City)
Series: Tales of the Thief-City, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
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: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,640. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Series: Stoneweaver, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,710. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,800. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The world's greatest assassin was hired to kill a country. His clients are unhappy with the results. A 2,000 word short story.
The Story
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
A cautionary short tale of the dangers of promiscuous bibilophilia. An 800 word short story.
Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Telepaths are heavily regulated, virtual third class citizens, second class if working for the Specialist Psychic Intervention unit, dealing with psychic crimes, and handling Spikes, newly emerged telepaths endangering all around them. Lydia is a SPI telepath. Jack is her Spikebreaker, a mentally compatible police officer. Together they fight, well, mainly each other. An 11,000 word novelette
Expressions of Freedom
Price: Free! Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
You mind your own business, do your job, making the influential uncomfortable under your journalistic gaze, and what happens? Shadowy sources tell you the democratic system is compromised, the people behind it lean on your publisher to kill the story before you've got it, and your life could be ruined if you carry on. But at least they’re not trying to kill you. Oh sh... A 10,000 word novelette
To Hunt Monsters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,230. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Amid tense peace talks between vampires and werewolves, a werewolf councillor is murdered. Recently adopted by the clan, Jason's assigned the case, and forced to partner with a vampire - his former girlfriend who he didn't know'd been turned. Faced with a vampire assassin, an old enemy, growing fanaticism, and the threat of losing control, Jason must solve the case before his new life falls apart.

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  • 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.