Peter Hutchinson

Biography

Peter Hutchinson: Bio

As a young child I was at school in the Himalayas, before returning to England during the Second World War. From an early age I was fascinated by mountains and spent as much time as possible among them during school, army, and then university years. This passion for climbing led to a career designing and making specialist outdoor equipment for some of the world’s greatest explorers and mountaineers including Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Sir Chris Bonington. I started from scratch as a one-man business in the early 1960’s and I am still actively working in the same field at 77, designing clothing and sleeping bags for extreme high altitude and polar ventures.
The Kivattar Bridge began as a tale for my children back in 1976. Before long it took on a life of its own and I knew I couldn’t stop until the whole story was finished. It has taken countless hours of writing and revision over 38 years, and now at last, unbelievably, it is done. All four books, written and published.
It is a long story. Adventure, travel , discovery, all the usual ingredients, but quirky enough to fall outside the mainstream. I only hope that there are some readers who have gained as much enjoyment from it as I did from the writing.
I am a slow writer and looking back I find it hard to see where I found the time. But despite the late nights and a staggering ‘café cost’ along the way it has always been a stimulating counterpoint to a busy working life. Both hard grind and pleasure, a mix familiar to most writers I guess. On balance an experience of real worth to me, made possible by the love and tolerance of my constant companion throughout the long journey, my wife.
I should also mention that the covers of my books are being created for me by my son Peter: fitting perhaps, seeing that the story was started all those years ago for him and my daughter Ruth. There are many other people I should thank, so many that I won’t attempt to name any of them. Once begun, the list would never end. I am indebted to them all.
Peter Hutchinson December 2014

Books

The Kivattar Bridge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 181,390. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » General
The Kivattar Bridge is the fourth and final book in the series. The Guardians desperately hold a disintegrating world together, while Caldar follows the ‘Road to Nowhere’ to its shattering end and learns the unexpected secret of the Kivattar path.
Shadows on Fire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 180,800. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Shadows on Fire is the third book of the Kivattar Bridge. The group is scattered across the world, Tariska lost in Shardd and Caldar sold as a slave. Berin races to find Herao before she is sacrificed by the Borogoi, while Rasscu faces a Terrechar grab for power in the Empire. In the final crisis only Tariska’s new power can save them all.
The Ninth Mihexe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 196,560. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Ninth Mihexe is the second book of the Kivattar Bridge. The young group is split apart, facing new dangers and going deeper into the Kivattar mystery at opposite ends of the world. Rasscu leads the Sarai. Berin and Caldar seek the Second Talisman, while Tariska disappears with a sinister traveller.
The Tears of Sisme
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 295,770. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Tears of Sisme is the first book of the Kivattar Bridge. Four ill-prepared young people are drawn into a search ranging across an exciting ancient world following the mysterious Kivattar path. Deadly enemies await them, including the Shadowmasters and the Terrechar, the assassins of the notched sword.

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action    adventure    fantasy adventure    legend    legends    mages    magic    mystery    mystery and magic    quest    travel