Marco Peel

Biography

Made in Greece, born in Holland, raised in Mexico and educated in Australia, he finished his studies in Belgium to work in the Far East, Europe and the Carribean.

A few years ago, he left his shoes at home to walk the Camino de Santiago. Architect and composer, he now lives in Spain with his wife and two sons.

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Where to buy in print


Books

City on Clouds
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,910. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00)
With her thesis on the Children’s Crusade of 1212, and her life in general, going nowhere, Alisha volunteers to teach English in a remote village in Sudan, only to get more than she bargained for. Two stories instead of one, with all the dark magical realism of a medieval tale. Only, one of them isn’t medieval...
A Parallel Path
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 163,980. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
(4.00)
After losing his father, Dominic sets off from Avignon on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, under the shadow of the Black Death. Running away from a traumatic experience in Paris, Nastasha unwittingly follows his footsteps. 1,500 km, barefoot. Though more than six centuries apart, they share more than the same path. More, in fact, than they may wish to find out..

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Smashwords book reviews by Marco Peel

  • Fadeout on Sep. 01, 2013

    A copy of Fadeout was kindly sent by Christina Adams in exchange for an honest review. At 13, Silas has spent the last five years of his life in the Cartiam, an enclosed compound, waiting to be sent to a breeding farm, or to be harvested. Despised for their emotional instability, Carillians are the lowest class of people, useful only for the energy that can be sucked from their minds by the Machine that looms over the Cartiam. Unlike the other Carillian children though, Silas shows no outward emotional responses. Except towards his elder sister Malina. And as other, younger, girls are sent to the farm, Malina could be taken to the Machine any time. Bored on his visit to the Cartiam, Jamar, a high class Tirean, convinces his father, the compound’s owner, to allow him to pick a Carillian to boss around and play with. In Silas he finds both a friend and an enemy, and what he least expects, someone to respect. Fadeout is a compelling book on a disturbing premise: the use of fear and despair as a source of energy. Silas’ intelligence and Jamar’s emotions drive most of the story in alternating chapters, exposing the division of classes for what it is. Personally I found the end geared too much towards a sequel, which is somewhat unsatisfying, and some characters and ideas a bit sketchy, but overall it’s a good read.