G.P. Burdon predominantly writes dark thrillers, taking his inspiration from authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, but has his own delightfully twisted style. Anything can happen in his stories and he revels in shocking his readers, as he aims to provide original tales that readers will love and will haunt them long after finishing the final page.
Burdon currently lives in Hobart, Australia, and has published his first novel (Kings & Pawns) in 2013, which is available through Amazon and Kindle. Burdon has also published book one of a fantasy trilogy entitled Reaper.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is the third and final part of my Reaper Series. If you're familiar with the story so far, the protagonist, Darius, is caught up in an all-out war between two factions of Angels, which has spilled over into the human population. Darius is trying to help however he can, but is limited by the fact that the Angels he fights against are so much more powerful than he is. I won't give too much away, for anyone afraid of spoilers, but it's really exciting, lots of drama, and I think fans of the series will be very pleased with the ending.
At least, I hope so, haha!
Give us an insight into your character, Darius, from the Reaper Series. What makes him so special?
Darius is easily my favourite character. He was once human, born into slavery during the 1700's, but died during the war and became a Reaper. At first glance, Darius seems like he'd be fairly simple to understand, but there is actually a lot of depth there. He feels that when he was human, he was a bad person, that his soul would be condemned to Hell when he died, which is why he agreed to become an immortal Reaper, guiding the deceased to the afterlife. And he's definitely got a big hero complex. He's always trying to save the people he cares about, even if that means putting himself in danger.
NOT ALL REAPERS ARE DESTINED FOR EVIL. ONE REAPER MUST GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO SAVE HIS NEXT VICTIM.
Darius, a human who lived as a slave until his untimely death allowed him to become a Reaper, discovers another Reaper is consuming the souls of innocent humans to gain power. Darius must thwart this rogue to restore humanity.