Marco Peel


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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City on Clouds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,910. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 163,980. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
  • The Battle of Chibi on Nov. 23, 2017

    Well worth the effort. This book comprises a selection of chapters translated and annotated from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, an 800,000 word 14th century novel set in a turbulent period of Chinese history more than a thousand years earlier. Part historical, part mythological, it is one of the classics of Chinese Literature. And like most literary classics, not exactly a quick or easy read. While the author´s introduction and comments do much to place the story in context, the first chapters of the book, summing up the events leading up to the actual Battle of Chibi, or Red Cliffs, is such a litany of minor events and characters that it almost reads like a telephone book. A bit of a cold shower to start off with, but once you get into it, or past it, it all comes nicely together, picking up pace and gaining color to reveal a fascinating, epic world of intrigue, strategy and treachery akin to that of Game of Thrones.