THE INNOCENT FALL

Whilst Canellian Eye: Prophecy was primarily concerned with exploring destiny, and identity within that concept, the second part of the trilogy, Rebellion, revolves around community versus individual experience regarding violent uprising. It’s often been said that one...

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THE DARKER SIDE

Thoughts on writing the middle book of a trilogy Firestone Key was written as a standalone fantasy which, whilst having serious themes, was also peopled by quirky characters and peppered with humour. When I embarked on the Canellian Eye trilogy, I knew that this...

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SAVAGE DESTINY

Spoiler alert for Canellian Eye : Prophecy The Canellian Eye trilogy, once complete, will explore the slippery nature of destiny. Does it exist at all and, if it does, can it be lost? I received a comment recently that fate and destiny amount to the same thing. I...

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DESTINED TO BE EVIL?

Firestone Key Character Study 2 – The Queen (Spoiler alert) The Evil Queen, the Harpy – familiar name tags in fantasy lore, but I didn’t want to write an unrepentantly evil baddy; the one you boo at and are happy to see violently despatched. I once read that every...

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BROKEN AND SCARRED

Firestone Key Character Study 1 - Elaine There’s no doubt that Elaine is a troubled soul; even her conception was overshadowed by a portent of doom, courtesy of the arriving Firestone. It’s no accident that she spends much of the book oblivious to the cursed rock...

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WHY SCI-FI?

Long before the writing of Firestone Key was ever on the horizon, I was an avid fan of the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre. I still recall watching Star Wars for the first time in 1977 and desperately wanting to live in the world it created (and run off with Luke.

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NOT A HISTORY BOOK

NOT A HISTORY BOOK Thoughts on writing a time travel novel For some inexplicable reason you’ve decided to explore time travel within your story; what problems are you likely to encounter? Well, for one, you’re going to have to plot to the nth degree and nitpick up the

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