Bestselling Epic Fantasy


The Three Powers

 "Highly original. great characters, hugely entertaining . . . "


***  36 five star ratings on Goodreads  ***



Book 3: The Sword of Feimhin now selling in paperback and kindle.

 *** US hardcover of The Tower of Bones will be published on April 7. ***


Coming soon . . .  Book 4



*** As colossal danger threatens the friends on Tir and Earth, within the Black Rose Jeremiah expands Penny's creativity to extraordinary levels in return for absolute obedience - but she is deeply disturbed at what this might lead to. *** 


Enjoy a free download of the first four chapters from Book 4: The Return of the Arinn. 

Dramatis personae from the Three Powers series.

See map of Monisle.

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A Message from the author




"A hundred thousand welcomes to my world of the imagination. . ."

"I write epic fantasy that is darkly, dangerously, spiritual in a deeper unworldly sense.  If you wanted examples of this style of fantasy writing, I would suggest you would find a similar approach in the adult fantasy of Tolkein and the younger fantasy of J K Rowling.  I admire both of these writers but, of course, I have my own very different stories to tell. These stories are told in four linked novels, starting with The Snowmelt River, following on to The Tower of Bones and then The Sword of Feimhin.  The fourth book is currently being written.  I should also explain that each novel is a story in itself, even though there is a powerful narrative core that runs through all of the books.  Thus you don't need to wait for the series to complete to enjoy each book in itself.  But I would strongly suggest that you read them in the right sequence. 

"I should also add that the books are different from anything you are likely to have read before.  If you visit some of the reviews, you will see that the reviewers say this - click here.  I was over the blinking moon when The Snowmelt River went straight to no 5 in the epic fantasy bestseller list on amazon Kindle.   It's all thanks to you, my readers.  But then, as Neil Gaiman might say, I did write them especially for you. 

"Who are my heroes and heroines in fantasy.  Oooh, many!  Do you have a few hours to spare?  Tolkein, JK Rowling, Ursula le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Tad Williams, Terry Brooks, Anne Rice, George RR Martin...  I've hardly begun...

Now to my newest journey into the bliss and wonder of epic fantasy...  You will discover many thrilling surprises in The Sword of Feimhin, which is set in a terrifyingly dystopic London.  If you would like to buy discounted, signed and personally inscribed copies of my books, press the flesh on the PayPal secure shopping page of this website or, if you prefer the Kindle version, swing the tiller to my Amazon page.  Hey, but maybe you'd like to try your own hand at writing?

*** Would you really like to write your own fantasy short story? ***
"Even if you have never written a short story in your life, you can learn from the booklet that has helped more than 20,000 people write their first fantasy short stories.  It includes a copy of a genuine letter from Tolkein to a reader just after he had written LOTR. To get your free copy, written by me and illustrated by leading fantasy artist, Mark Salwowski, simply click here."

"Welcome again, my friends, to a great and epic adventure that you can drop into for a while, like Alice when she discovered her wonderland.   To enter, all you need to do is to gather your courage and then grab hold of the Fir Bolg battleaxe. . . May your heart be strong enough to sustain you through an odyssey in which you will never know what is coming around the next river bend.  I guarantee you that you will not want for friends, that there will be excitement enough to satisfy any lust, and your voyage will be more eventful! than you would dare to dream."

Artwork by Mark Salwowski