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NEW RELEASE – THE VERIDIAN WARS

"This is the kind of fantasy that reminds me why I started enjoying the genre in the first place..."


The much anticipated Book 3 in The Secret Chronicles of Lost Magic is now available in Aderyn's book shop.

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What good fantasy looks like.

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Just Masterful.

— June S.

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Hard to put down

— Kay C.

Audiobooks are here!

After several requests, audiobooks are on their way this year.


The Viscount's Son audiobook is already available. Learn more here.

Updates

The Threads of Duality: my thoughts on House of the Dragon, Season Two, Episode Five, "Regent".
Dualities weave through Season Two of House of the Dragon like threads in that opening sequence tapestry, growing more detailed with every new episode. I’ve written about the use of mirror images before, with the identical story structures of the fir...
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First Dance: my thoughts on House of the Dragon, Season Two, Episode Four, "The Red Dragon and the Gold".
And so it begins. We are at war, and it is not glorious.Just wow! The dragons are simply spectacular.As three dragons dance in the grey skies over Rook’s Rest – the cinematography, special effects, and acting all superb and painfully believable – I b...
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Sin begets sin begets sin: my thoughts on House of the Dragon, Season Two, Episode Three, "The Burning Mill".
Wars. What are they good for? And how do they even start? That is the main question posed by Episode Three of House of the Dragon Season 2, "The Burning Mill."Rhaenys raises it first, telling Rhaenyra, as they bury the latest victims of the war, the ...
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Rise of the Dark Ones Paperbacks!
I've been promising this for a while. Finally print books are here!You can grab the full set of the Rise of the Dark Ones paperbacks now, direct from my book shop.
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The Earl's Daughter Audiobook Release
The second book in my vampire suspense trilogy, Rise of the Dark Ones, is now available as an audiobook. You can grab The Earl's Daughter audiobook right now...Grab The Earl's Daughter Audiobook now!Be sure to preorder Book 3, The Pharaoh's Mistress ...
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Twin Plots and Twisted Fates: my thoughts on House of the Dragon, Season Two, Episode Two, "Rhaenyra the Cruel".
Twins are notorious in Westerosi history. The first two episodes of Season 2 of House of the Dragon can be considered a “twin set” – reflections of each other. Both begin with the fallout of a tragedy, first in King's Landing, then Dragonst...
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Ravens, Rats, and Revenge: my thoughts on House of the Dragon, Season Two, Episode One, "A Son for a Son".
Ever since that vengeful look from Rhaenyra at the end of Season 1, I’ve been counting the days before the next instalment of House of the Dragon. After one year, seven months, twenty-six days, and twenty-two hours, Finally, it’s here, and it did not...
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Author Update #001
Welcome to my first author update on my new site. I'll post these updates once or twice a month to keep you informed about my writing and publishing progress. If you'd like to get early access to these types of posts, with more details, check out my ...
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Why Are We So Obsessed with Vampires?
As the decades go on, and indeed the centuries, vampires keep fascinating us... why?I've got some ideas... all in a new post in my vampire suspense membership. Join up if you're interested in getting to the bottom of why we're so fascinated by those ...
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I now have a membership subscription!
If you’d told me six months ago that by April 2024, I’d be unveiling a membership platform alongside my own thriving bookshop— now eclipsing my Amazon sales, no less—I’d have laughed so hard I would have cracked a rib. Yet, the laugh would be on me, ...
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The Secret Chronicles of Lost Magic has returned to the shop!
My epic fantasy collection of standalone novels, The Secret Chronicles of Lost Magic, has now returned to my online book shop.After spending one term (3 months) on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited TSCOLM has at last returned home and is now wrapped up in an...
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Audiobooks now available
As highlighted in a recent post, this year marks an exciting turn – after popular demand I'm releasing audiobooks.I'm using the cutting-edge technology of a program called PlayHT to record the narration. While acknowledging the unmatched charm of hum...
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A new 3 minute read starting soon
Only have a few minutes to read during the week? I'm starting a new story on my 3 minute reads blog and on Facebook that will be posted in small bites, Monday to Friday. Perfect for a commute or brain break at work.The story is The Doom of Arlg-Teg. ...
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Audiobooks coming soon!
I've been receiving heaps of requests for audio editions of my books, and I'm pleased to announce audio books are on their way!The first book to be released as an audiobook is Book 1 in my vampire suspense trilogy, Rise of the Dark Ones.I've been usi...
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The Veridian Wars Paperback now available
The Veridian Wars paperback is now available at Amazon.The paperback edition for all my books will be available to purchase directly from my online book shop in coming months so stay tuned. In the meantime, you can grab your paperback copy of my late...
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The Veridian Wars Goodreads Giveaway
I'm giving away 100 eBook copies of The Veridian Wars on Goodreads. Click here to enter. Ends January 13th
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The Veridian Wars is now on Amazon!
The Veridian Wars has launched on Amazon!The Veridian Wars will be told in two volumes with Book 2 released next year. With the release of the this third book in The Secret Chronicles of Lost Magic, all three books in the series have been enrolled in...
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New 'Worlds' Blog
One of the reasons readers love fantasy is the rich world-building involved. It's why I keep returning to George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. With its intricate detail, I find new aspects of Westeros to love with every read.As my ow...
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The Borderlands: Return is now in the book shop!
The penultimate book to come out of Kindle Unlimited on Amazon is The Borderlands: Return.As a result it is now available for purchase in the book shop and to celebrate it is discounted by a whopping 50% for two days only. Grab it if you haven't alre...
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Rise of the Dark Ones eBook Bundle now in shop!
All three books in my vampire suspense trilogy, Rise of the Dark Ones are available now in my book shop, and you can get them cheaper when you purchase the bundle.Can't get enough vampire? I have a side story for this trilogy in the works. Stay ...
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Last days in Kindle Unlimited for The Borderlands Box Set
Most of my books have already departed Kindle Unlimited (and you can find them in my online book shop). There's still a couple available to read with KU including The Borderlands Box Set.If you're in Kindle Unlimited and you've had The Borderlands tr...
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The Borderlands: Journey now in Aderyn's Book Shop!
The latest arrival to my new online Book Shop is Book 1 in my YA fantasy adventure, The Borderlands: Journey...To celebrate I'm running a 35% discount sale for one week only. Grab your copy here.
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The Borderlands: War now in Aderyn's Book Shop!
The latest arrival to my new online Book Shop is Book 2 in my YA fantasy adventure, The Borderlands: War...To celebrate I'm running a sale for 2 days only with 25% off! Go grab your copy now.
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Early Bird Preorder Sale! Get The Veridian Wars before Amazon
Two books already out and the next release will drop soon. Over 2000+ pages of BIG, FAT, EPIC fantasy… for adults.“What good fantasy looks like.” – Kindle reviewIf you love flawed characters, political intrigue, rich world-building, unpredictable twi...
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Final days in Kindle Unlimited for Rise of the Dark Ones Trilogy
My vampire suspense / psychic investigator thriller trilogy, Rise of the Dark Ones, has begun its final month in Kindle Unlimited. A friend once told me it reminded her of a mix between Dracula and The Da Vinci Code, which I thought was fantastic and...
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Review of the week

“A fantastic effort by a writer who deserves to become well-known."

– Stephen

The Worlds of Aderyn Wood

Why those paintings in The Earl's Daughter?
In crafting Chapter Six of The Earl’s Daughter (Book 2 in Rise of the Dark Ones), set within the illustrious halls of the Louvre, I faced pivotal decisions about which famous paintings to feature. In this chapter, our main character, Michael D’Angelo...
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Grigorius Krell
Grigorius Krell, or simply Grigor, is one of the five protagonists in the The Veridian Wars, and his brooding character is sure to capture readers' attention.As a slave soldier in the Solan military, Grigor has endured many hardships since being capt...
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The Solan Realm Map
The Solan RealmThe Solan Realm is the major setting for The Veridian Wars (Book 3 in The Secret Chronicles of Lost Magic).
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The Veridian Wars – Glossary
[Image above – a postings board in the Solan Realm]There are many invented terms in The Veridian Wars. This glossary will help you out if you get stuck. Let me know if you would like another term added by dropping a comment below or contacting me dir...
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The Worlds of Aderyn Wood
As a kid, my head was always in the clouds, a gateway to fantastical worlds, much to the bewilderment of my parents. Fast forward to today, my head is still in the clouds but now and those fantasies are the lifeblood of my career as a fantasy author....
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New in Aderyn's Book Shop

The Borderlands: Return


The final book in The Borderlands Trilogy is now available in Aderyn's Book Shop.

3 min reads

The Doom of Arlg-Teg Chapter 1.4
Enjoy this 3 minute read from my epic fantasy story, The Doom of Arlg-Teg.Read Chapter 1.1 here*** Iluna sat up. A baby was crying out there, somewhere, and for an instant she thought it was her daughter. Iluna threw back the wolfskins and placed her...
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The Doom of Arlg-Teg Chapter 1.3
Enjoy this 3 minute read from my epic fantasy story, The Doom of Arlg-Teg.Read Chapter 1.1 here*** A long sleep enfolded her and Iluna remembered waking thrice. The first time, to pain – the soreness in her belly, between her legs, and the swelling p...
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The Doom of Arlg-Teg Chapter 1.2
Enjoy this 3 minute read from my epic fantasy story, The Doom of Arlg-Teg.Read Chapter 1.1 here***Night had descended. An oil pot, shining in the distance, swayed as it drew closer. Iluna blinked up into a familiar face and her heart stopped. Could i...
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The Doom of Arlg-Teg Chapter 1.1
Enjoy this 3 minute read from my epic fantasy story, The Doom of Arlg-Teg.***Iluna stumbled for the fourth time that morning. Grasping for an anchor, she found an icy rock and held it long enough to restore her balance before retractin...
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The Veridian Wars Chapter 1.7
Enjoy this 3 minute read from Chapter 1 of my epic fantasy, The Veridian Wars.This chapter is a 'author's cut', so the first half did not make the final book. I've posted it here for interested readers to enjoy some extra material.MenuChapter 1.1Chap...
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The Veridian Wars Chapter 1.6
Enjoy this 3 minute read from Chapter 1 of my epic fantasy, The Veridian Wars.This chapter is a 'author's cut', so the first half did not make the final book. I've posted it here for interested readers to enjoy some extra material.MenuChapter 1.1Chap...
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The Veridian Wars Chapter 1.5
Enjoy this 3 minute read from Chapter 1 of my epic fantasy, The Veridian Wars.This chapter is a 'author's cut', so the first half did not make the final book. I've posted it here for interested readers to enjoy some extra material.MenuChapter 1.1Chap...
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The Veridian Wars Chapter 1.4
Enjoy this 3 minute read from Chapter 1 of my epic fantasy, The Veridian Wars.This chapter is a 'author's cut', so the first half did not make the final book. I've posted it here for interested readers to enjoy some extra material.MenuChapter 1.1Chap...
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The Veridian Wars Chapter 1.3
Enjoy this 3 minute read from Chapter 1 of my epic fantasy, The Veridian Wars.This chapter is a 'author's cut', so the first half did not make the final book. I've posted it here for interested readers to enjoy some extra material.MenuChapter 1.1Chap...
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The Veridian Wars Chapter 1.2
Enjoy this 3 minute read from Chapter 1 of my epic fantasy, The Veridian Wars.This chapter is a 'author's cut', so the first half did not make the final book. I've posted it here for interested readers to enjoy some extra material. MenuChapter 1.1Cha...
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The Veridian Wars Chapter 1.1
Enjoy this 3 minute read from Chapter 1 of my next epic fantasy release, The Veridian Wars.This chapter is a 'author's cut', so the first half did not make the final book. I've posted it here for interested readers to enjoy some extra material.MenuCh...
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