Happy to report that 'Larussi';s Heartsong has picked up its first five star review from an American reader, called SESMBW (no idea what the letters stand for). The review is reproduced in the 'Reviews' section of this website.
For those who don't know it yet, although 'Larussi' is the Appendix to my 'Queen's Heart' trilogy, it is not necessary to have read the first three books beforehand (although it helps). At the end of the trilogy, every thread, save one, is resolved. The remaining thread, Larussi's story, is completed in the Appendix. It is its own self-contained book. All the prior knowledge that you actually need is to be found in an author's note at the beginning and a brief synopsis of the trilogy (insofar as Larussi is involved) at the end.
Not one to rest on my laurels, I am now hard at work on my latest project: 'Stella and Rose and Other Stories'. This is to be an anthology of short stories that have been hanging around in my head for years. The biggest one, 'Stella and Rose' tells the story of two sisters struggling to keep their lives together in the bleak reality of a bombed-out post-war London. If that sounds a bit sombre and depressing, it isn't really. This is a story of hope, a story of taking on adversity in any way that you can. As I write, it is approaching completion and will be followed by a selection of other short stories, three of which are already written, but more remain to be penned. I am currently targeting a publication date around Easter.
Writer of Fantasy, thrillers, comedy - and anything else that takes my fancy.