In a dystopian world brought on by the disintegrating effects of climate change, a young couple struggles to save earth while fighting for their own survival against a vicious and increasingly bizarre ruling class that runs their town like a prison camp.View Book
John Bowman’s wife is missing from the small town of Dyall’s Ford, but he can’t go to the police because they want him dead.
The increasingly chaotic town is isolated as a result of a worldwide breakdown in law and order combined with environmental devastation.
As John sets out to find Caylen he discovers the same phenomenon she had talked about, a portal to a strange new world. Will he find her there or will he remain doomed like his old world in this other reality? His choices are shrinking as time runs out, and John isn’t good at decisions…View Book
Settings were rich with details. The characters interesting and well developed. There was always action, arrows flying, swords flashing, heroes in trouble, and saved in the nick of time. The subplot of lost love found was lovely. If you want to be transported to a different world this is a great vehicle.
I really enjoyed this fantasy novel. Good characters, lots of action and an effort by the writer to explore deeper metaphysical themes. Nice job!
...lovely, rich, poetic language. Behind all the fantasy tropes, there is a deeper metaphysical reality and truth which shine through. Is it afterlife, like in The Riverworld? Is it the man's subconscious? Does his wife symbolize his soul? This novel does transport the reader to another world, which is more than can be said for most books.
Has had work appear in Australian literary journals Westerly, Island, Access, Perverse Pleasures and others. These days concentrates on writing Portal Fantasies. See the About Me page for more...