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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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