Written and under contract but not yet published
The Shadow’s Heart (the third instalment of The Risen Sun)
Written but not published or under contract
Note: All titles listed here are working titles, and may be changed before the book is published.
The Southern Star trilogy
-The Last Guard-
-The Silent Guard-
-The Cursed Guard-
The Eastern Horizon trilogy
-The Serpent’s Skull-
-The Serpent’s Coils-
-The Serpent’s Bite-
Planned but not yet written
The Falling Sky trilogy
-The Burning Death-
-The Shadow’s War-
-The Darkest Hour-
Untitled prequel trilogy
The Shadowed Throne is the second instalment in the Risen Sun trilogy. The Australian edition is now available, and the American edition is due to follow in January 2014.
No mortal can stand against a god, and live…
Laela Taranisaii, half-breed daughter of Arenadd, is now Queen of the North. Her father Arenadd and the dark griffin Skandar have both vanished, leaving Laela and her partner Oeka to rule in their place. The Northerners blame Laela for Arenadd’s disappearance, but she knows the truth. With her cousin Saeddryn poised to rebel, Laela is in terrible danger – but not from ordinary human beings. The cruel Night God is determined to see Laela dead, and no-one has ever stood against the god of death and lived.
But then someone new comes into Laela’s life: the mysterious, gentle shapeshifter Kullervo. Kullervo claims to have come to help her, but only he knows the truth about his intentions. And without people to trust, Laela is doomed…
Fun Fact: This book was originally titled The Reigning Sun. Kullervo, meanwhile, is named after a mythological character who was also unloved from birth.
The Shadow’s Heir is the first book of the Risen Sun trilogy, which follows on from The Fallen Moon. The Australian edition is currently available; the US edition is scheduled for release in January 2013.
To stop him, you must find his heart. His black, dead heart.
Laela Redguard is a half-breed Northerner raised in the South. Rude, crude and tough, Laela travels North in the hopes of finding a place in the world, but by now the North is a place where Southerners and half-breeds cannot hope to survive for long.
But then Laela makes a new friend. A mysterious friend. A dangerous friend. A friend who can give her a place in the world – but that place may come at a higher price than anyone suspected.
Fun Fact: The working title for this book was The Risen Sun, but it was changed because it was the same as the title for the trilogy it belongs to.
The Shadow’s Heir is currently available in bookshops in Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada but you can also buy it online from Dymocks, or as an e-book from Kobo or Amazon. The American edition is also available on Amazon.
The Griffin’s War is the third and final instalment of the Fallen Moon trilogy.Â
There is no Arren, Arren is dead. And war is coming.
Arenadd TaranisÃ¤ii, formerly known as Arren Cardockson, has come to the North, where the Southerners rule and his race are second-class citizens in their own land. But now everything is about to change. Rebellion is in the air. Together with his partner, the dark griffin Skandar, Arenadd promises his allegiance to the savage Night God and prepares to lead his people to freedom – no matter what the cost.
But meanwhile his archenemy Erian, bastard son of the murdered Lord Rannagon, sets out on a journey of his own – to find a sacred weapon that can kill Arenadd, the man without a heart.
Fun Fact: This working title for this book was The Shadow That Walks. It was changed because it was too long and the publisher wanted all three titles to “match” by sharing a single word.
The Griffin’s Flight is the second book of the Fallen Moon trilogy.Â
A man with no soul has nothing left to lose.
Arren Cardockson is dead. But something won’t let him rest. Resurrected by dark magic, Arren has no heartbeat, no home and no friends. Hated and hunted, his only companion is Skandar, the giant, maneating black griffin. And now a dark power lives inside him, driving him to acts of murder and cruelty.
Together, he and Skandar flee Northwards in the hopes of finding a place to hide from their enemies, and a cure for the curse that has Arren in its grip. And all the while, the god of death watches…
Fun Fact: This book was originally titled The Man Without a Heart. It was changed for being too long.
The Dark Griffin is the first instalment in the Fallen Moon trilogy, and the first book for adults I ever published.
Darkness cannot be caged.
In the land of Cymria, humans and griffins rule side by side. Arren Cardockson is a Northerner, a member of a race that was conquered and enslaved centuries ago. By freak chance he became a griffiner, chosen by a griffin to live beside her and work alongside her to gain power and privilege. But Arren and his partner Eluna live surrounded by those who hate and fear them, and their dreams of grandeur will only lead to betrayal and death. And meanwhile, out in the wildnerness, a savage black griffin with no name hunts for something he cannot name – something that will bring himself and Arren together. But when they meet, only disaster can follow.
The Dark Griffin is a story of prejudice, hatred and revenge. Not the story of a hero, but of a villain.
It is currently available in bookshops in Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada, but you can buy it online as well, from Dymocks and Amazon, or as an e-book from Kobo . And you can get the Czech edition here.
The Land of Bad Fantasy, my very first novel, published when I was just 20 years old. LoBF is, as of this writing, my only published work for children.
Dragons, wizards, trolls and kings – like, whatever dude.
This is a parody of every fantasy story you’ve ever read. In a world where travelling to other worlds is a way of life, cynical teenager Ana Beachcombe doesn’t even blink when a magical medallion mysteriously appears on top of her homework. But when the cool kids get to go to worlds where adventures with talking lions and magical aliens await, Ana gets a cheap, nasty transport medallion which lands her in a cheap, nasty universe. That universe is Syndup – the Land of Bad Fantasy.