Steve K Smy was born in Ipswich, Suffolk - a picturesque part of England famed for being part of Constable Country, where the renowned artist John Constable worked and produced many of his finest paintings. He has lived virtually his whole life there. He started writing for pleasure when he was 13 years old, with a science fiction novel! Naturally, his writing was less dominant for many years, as he and his wife Jenny raised their three children to adulthood and independence. He returned to writing seriously in February 2012, following a long illness. Since then, he has written and published, in ebook format, several short stories and, in ebook and paperback formats, four novelettes and a novella, and has been working on a major fantasy novel.His published stories include tales in three series: the Thief series of fantasy short stories, the mixed genre G1: The Guardians series (two novelettes and a novella, to date) and the science fiction Captain Henri Duschelle Stories (a short story and two novelettes, so far). The novelettes and novella have now been published in paperback. Fans of the G1: The Guardians series should be aware that a novel (part four of the series) is going to be published very soon!Mr Smy is also a blogger with a growing readership for his blog Imagineer-ing, Again, fans of the G1: The Guardians series will be happy to hear that they can find background information on the stories, especially the political shape of the world, in a special section of the blog site!
A new threat arises, but one from within. This danger, however, is not one that will not succumb to any normal solution. Tirnam must rely on friends old and new if the threat is to be overcome.
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This book kept me on the edge of my seat until the last word was read. There is a serious threat that exudes evil and wants to claim the land in this sci-fi fantasy. Mages, which this author describes as magicians of a sort, are sought to help go up against the evil. Characters are richly described and likable and fascinating. This is a novella which is a quick read but this reader did not want the story to end. The author is a very talented and creative storyteller. I will be reading many more of his stories. This is an excellent choice of reading for YA.
This exciting series continues with a tale that sees Tirnam & Co face another danger, but this time it is an insidious evil entity that threatens. I have to admit to being on the edge of my seat while reading it and refused to do anything else until I reached the story's last words. To say I'm looking forward to the next book in this series would be an understatement.