I’m a writer, and I have written some books that have been published by Grimbold Books.
The Sea-Stone Sword
“Heroes are more than just stories, they’re people. And people are complicated, people are strange. Nobody is a hero through and through, there’s always something in them that’ll turn sour. You’ll learn it one day. There are no heroes, only villains who win.”
Rob Sardan is going to be a legend, but the road to heroism is paved with temptation and deceit. Exiled to a distant and violent country, Rob is forced to fight his closest friends for survival, only to discover his mother’s nemesis is still alive, and is determined to wipe out her family and all her allies. The only way the Pirate Lord, Mothar, can be stopped is with the Sea-Stone Sword – yet even the sword itself seems fickle, twisting Rob’s quest in poisonous directions, blurring the line between hero and villain.
Nobody is who they seem, and Rob can no longer trust even his own instincts. Driven by dreams of glory, Rob sees only his future as a hero, not the dark path upon which he draws ever closer to infamy.
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First released July 2014
The Sky Slayer
‘Glory is like a circle in the water which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, till, by broad spreading, it disperse to naught‘.
All who kill a pterosaur are cursed.
But Rob Sardan went a step further – he killed their King.
To break the curse he must escape a prison of ice and crystal, south of south, beyond all hope. With a ragtag team of former pirates, a failed thief and a strategist who cannot be trusted, they seek a ship that can sail on a sea of fire.
They must cross the grinding ice, challenge an empire, and face the dread pirate Skagra before she unleashes the Crown of Black Glass. But above all, Rob must face the ghosts of what he has become…
King Killer. Sword-breaker. Sky Slayer.
The Spire of Frozen Fire
“...It was vast and unshakable, reaching into the clouds and beyond them. Peak upon peak, spikes of crystal jutted ever upwards until they reached a point that scraped the edge of the sky. Glittering blue and white, each spear of glass had a face smoothed by centuries of wind, but their edges stung the eyes with their sharpness. It was as if a million blades made for giants had grown out of the ground – not just giants, though, giants among giants…”
Set several years before the events of ‘The Sea-Stone Sword’, The Spire of Frozen Fire tells the story of Jareth, the pirate, who alone travelled the endless tundra of the south.
She found the ancient prison of the Pengs, Bron’Halla, the Mourning Hall. A tower of ice and crystal.
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The Silent Helm
Eimhir is alone, and she doesn’t know who she is.
After rescuing a runaway draig from a sinking ship, Eimhir discovers a race of people who are defined by war; those who run from it, and those who embrace it.
What lies will be discovered, and what power will they have?
She has lived her life defined by her silence, but in order to save lives, she will have to break it, or else be broken
For those who loved The Sea-Stone Sword, this is the perfect companion piece.
They expected her to die within hours of being born, this strange child with blue skin.
But she grew; unnatural, wild, curious and defiant. And then her mother found the Sea-Stone Sword, and her father became a tyrant.
Torn between who she is and who she wants to be, Sini follows her bodyguard into the forgotten lands and the forbidden seas, searching for an answer that the Seers have sought for centuries: how can they defeat a tyrant?
How can the Sea-Stone Sword be silenced? And the answer lies in the Shards of the Nightmare.
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Felinity, noun, plural fel-in-ities. 1. The quality of being cat-like. 2. A divine being, a cat.
Grimbold Books is proud to present our first Kristell Inkling, a collection of feline inspired flash fiction stories written by authors from all around the world.
This collection celebrates what we regard as the most important factor when writing: write foremost for pleasure. The stories showcased in this book are full of laughter, grit, odd contraptions and a lot of fur, with a loud purring nod to our beloved genres of science fiction and fantasy.
From A.F.E Smith’s unique twist on Schrödinger’s cat, to Joel Cornah’s world-jumping old queen, from Clare Neilson’s steampunk creation to Tina Closser’s dragon fighting dreaming kitty, these alternate feline worlds are bound to delight sci fi/fantasy readers and cat lovers alike.