• An Introduction, of Sorts

    by  • July 2, 2006 • Miscellaneous • 8 Comments

    It’s a Sunday morning, it’s sticky hot and unpleasant, and it’s the morning after England crashed out of the World Cup with their usual display of petulance and ineptness (yeah, yeah, I’m making myself an easy target…). I’m thinking of going down the pub, but first I need to do this…

    My new novel, Jack of Ravens, is published on July 20. It’s the initial volume of a new sequence, Kingdom of the Serpent. It’s contemporary fantasy. And it’s got lots of stuff in it you wouldn’t expect in a fantasy novel. There. That’s the last of me pimping the damn thing here. Life’s too short, for me and you.

    What you will find here, updated several times a week, are ruminations on a whole host of stuff that interests me, the occasional rants, and lots and lots of information on, well, just about anything that catches my fancy. Plus, you’ll find here the ‘special features’ section for the novel – the background research I did (and the novel covers two thousand years of history, so there’s a lot of it), the location photos and extra story information that should make reading the thing a richer experience.

    Let’s go.


    8 Responses to An Introduction, of Sorts

    1. TheJovialGnome
      July 3, 2006 at 9:16 pm

      Yep, watching England should carry a health warning!

      Good luck with this venture, it looks like a winner to me (unlike the England team!) and I’m really looking forward to future entries.

    2. Sarah M
      July 4, 2006 at 6:09 am

      he he, at least you weren’t robbed like Australia was ;)

    3. July 4, 2006 at 8:00 am

      excellent idea Mark, really looking forward to your rants ;)
      I have of course bookmarked this site now

    4. July 4, 2006 at 8:11 am

      Sarah M – What are you talking about, of course we were robbed! Didn’t you see their keeper putting the voodoo whammy on all our penalty takers when the ref’s back was turned..? ;)

    5. July 4, 2006 at 9:08 am

      Bloody football. Snarl, mutter.

    6. July 4, 2006 at 2:24 pm

      least you didn’t have to watch it with a portuguese relative :$

    7. July 4, 2006 at 2:25 pm

      apparently hoilday bookings to Portugal have fallen this week…hehehehe }:)

    8. July 4, 2006 at 3:29 pm

      I can see it now: “Algarve? Bl**dy Algarve? Sod that Ethel, we’re off to Bridlington this year!”

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