Do you like to write reviews of books on Amazon and/or Goodreads?

Swords and Sorcery with the pace and excitement of a thriller sound good?
I have advance review eBook copies of The General’s Legacy single volume edition available.
My target is to have 10 or more reviews on Goodreads and Amazon in the first few days of release on February 28th, 2018 and more by the end of April.
Super-easy loading process guaranteed to get the book onto whatever eBook reader device you have.
Check out the reviews for the existing two-volume edition here The General’s Legacy, Part One: Inheritance on Goodreads and here The General’s Legacy – Part Two: Whiteland King on Goodreads
Apply here for a review copy and I will reply with details. Alternatively, contact me via a Goodreads message. I will need an email address for you.
Happy reading!

Whiteland King is here


Dendra Castle is under siege by an army that never sleeps and time is running out.

Prince Cory resolves to lead a black operation right to King Klonag’s throne to do what was forbidden for his grandfather – end the reign of the Whiteland King.
To conquer a Kingdom, Cory leads just thirty Special Operators, the Silver Warrior, the Archmage of Valendo and his daughter with questionable battle magic ability and the Scout Commander who is rarely in sight.
Is it a desperate fool’s quest? Or has Zeivite truly come up with a plan to defeat Magnar and the ‘dead mage’ with his limitless magic?
Even Cory does not know.

One way or another, the decades-long war between Valendo and Nearhon must end. Klonag has more pieces to move in this game of war, and Princess Julia is one them. And if she does not cooperate? There are worse fates than death when dealing with Klonag and Magnar, and more than one way to ensure her… unfailing obedience.

The General’s Legacy – Part Two: Whiteland King is the second book in The General of Valendo series that concludes the enthralling story of The General’s Legacy. The stakes escalate, revelations come, and even the souls of the ancestors gather over the Whitelands to witness the epic conclusion that is sure to thrill.

If you want your fantasy action-packed, laced with mystery and running at a pace that refuses to let you put it down – The General’s Legacy delivers.

Grab your copy of Whiteland King and start reading today!

Hello from Four Marks in Hampshire,

I hope you’ve enjoyed the adventure with Prince Cory so far in part one of The General’s Legacy – Inheritance.

It is time (as the old general used to say before battle) to conclude The General’s Legacy tale in Whiteland King. You can find it in your country with the following two smartlinks:


Apple, Kobo, Nook, Tolino and many others

 The reaction from advanced review readers so far:


When I launched Inheritance on November 30, 2016 I had no readers’ group and no sales outside friends, family and some Goodreads friends. Inheritance was all but invisible to the world and it took two months to get two reviews. This time four out of the five reviews above appeared within 10 hours of release – my sincere thanks to the Special Operators review team. Hopefully, a few more reviews will appear soon.

My hope for this release is that Whiteland King can make it into the top 100 of the chart for the category “Witches and Wizards” – a modest goal since I don’t expect to unseat Brandon Sanderson, Mark Lawrence or John Gwynne anytime soon 🙂
Even if you are reading something else right now, buying Whiteland King today will help to kick this book up the charts and it will be on hand to start reading straight away when you are ready.

Will I get rich? No chance! Earning enough in royalties to cover the monthly ongoing expenses would be a good first goal.

I hope you love the conclusion of this story. I think you will and I know it has had some readers on the edge of their seats.

Happy reading!

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It is release day for The General’s Legacy – Part One Inheritance

Electronic copies started zinging (in a silent photon or electron kind of way) around the internet last night onto people’s Kindles and iBook devices. I know I have at least a few buyers on these two platforms and will learn what has happened on Nook and Kobo later.

One of my advance review readers has come up trumps and posted their review this morning. I’m always fascinated by the different perspective people have on the story.

Here is the review on


Available now for pre-order “The General’s Legacy – Part One: Inheritance”

I am delighted to announce that The General’s Legacy – Part One: Inheritance is available for most eBook devices and apps in many countries around the world for pre-order. Release date November 30th, 2016

An epic fantasy fiction story with high octane magic, horror and romance.
Part One: Inheritance (The General of Valendo #1)
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Also available on Kobo, Nook, iBooks, Inktera, Scribd, Tolino and 24symbols.
Find it with this universal book link:
Launch price (most countries): $0.99  £0.99  €0.99
Release date: 
November 30th, 2016 – available for pre-order now.
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Paperback release date: TBA

A king obsessed with conquest, armies, magic, and monsters powered by the souls of the dead – the legendary General of Valendo defended his kingdom from them all and taught his grandson, Prince Cory, everything he could. But the worst is yet to come.

Cory’s life is changed forever after the general’s death when their enemy strikes at the heart of their Kingdom. Confronted by his grandfather’s world of warriors and magic, and with the lives and souls of all in his kingdom at stake, Cory must do the one thing the old general never could.
End the war.

The concluding part of The General’s Legacy will be published February 28th, 2017.

Is a fantasy novel truly complete without a map?

The Kingdoms of Valendo, Emiria and Nearhon

[Post updated November 22nd, 2016]

The General’s Legacy story opens with the prolog where the old general is lying on a rock ledge above Beldon Valley just north of Dendra Castle that you can see in the center of this map.

I have ambitions to produce a colour version for this website that covers a larger area of the world than this map. It has been cropped from the original drawing so that it is the right size for a Kindle / Kobo / Nook / Tablet screen with text labels still readable.


The General’s Legacy Part One: Inheritance book cover


When the years of writing and editing are finally done, there is one thing more needed for a book to finally feel real. Answer the question – what does it look like? A book cover design is the answer and here is what my designer came up with. Click on the image and a large version will open up and you will be able to read the message written on the note wrapped around the sword’s grip (you might need to zoom in a bit). It’s a message from the old general to his grandson, Prince Cory.