My Novels

Cross-media promise: I don't believe in DRM, I recognise that formats will change in popularity over the years, and I don't think you should have to pay more than once if you want to read my novels in more than one format. If you buy any version, I'll happily supply any available digital format of the same novel for free, now or in the future (so keep your proof-of-purchase).

The Twelve Baronies


When a stranger tells her she's a mage, Ailith is intrigued but she's also afraid. Magic is heresy, and heresy means death under the Temple Law. Even literacy is suspect in a girl of her background, and her sister's impending wedding only serves as a reminder that she should be focusing on her future. Then a local priest asks her to rescue his son, and she starts to wonder if her talents could be a blessing, after all.

The Lord Baron of Watersmeet, Leofwin isn't accustomed to welcoming uninvited visitors. A commoner turning up at his gates should be no more than a minor footnote to his day, but something about Ailith catches his attention. Alchemy can be lonely work and an apprentice might be just what he needs.

As their lessons grow into shared experiments, Leofwin wonders if he might even trust her with his greatest challenge. But Ailith can't forget why she came to the castle.

Watersmeet is the first of a new series of epic fantasy and romance novels set in the Twelve Baronies. Although part of a series, it's a standalone story at 430 pages.

This was a very enjoyable, well-written read, recommended for fans of quieter, more thoughtful and less action-filled fantasy.
-- Pauline at Fantasy Review Barn

I found Ailith to be a refreshingly strong minded and independent character... I stayed up till 4am on a Saturday night to finish it.
-- Lauren at An Awful Lot of Reviews

‘Watersmeet’ is an enchanting fantasy tale waiting to be picked up by a lover of magic and adventure.
-- Yasmine at Cloudy Dreams
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The Falconer

Roan woke in the cool and familiar darkness of the mines.

For a moment he was twelve again, expecting to hear his mother’s call or his father’s shrill whistle to summon him home from a day of squeezing into cracks that wouldn’t admit a full-grown adult, scouting for gems and seams of ore. Then he tried to move, and the exploding pain in every inch of his body brought him back to the present with a string of curses that would have made his twelve-year-old self blush.

He was twenty-six years old.

He was the Falconer at Kethsgill.

And by Keyif’s fire and Oelum’s ice, there was no reason for him to be back in a mine shaft.

Roan wakes at the bottom of a mine shaft, badly bruised but lucky to be alive. He doesn't remember how he got here, but as he'd just witnessed a suspicious death, he's afraid someone is trying to cover their tracks. The only problem is, he can't imagine who would have wanted to kill the young lady Arleigh.

The Falconer is a free short story set in the world of the Twelve Baronies novels. Download it here.

Chronicles of Charanthe

When her dreams are smashed by an assignment which would leave her trapped in a job far beneath her abilities, Eleanor has nowhere to turn. The Imperial system prides itself on perfection, leaving no space for complaints. In desperation she rejects her assignment and the quality of life she would have been guaranteed - then, suddenly free for the first time in her life, finds her imagination captured by legends which tell of a secret society of elite assassins.

Rebellion is the first Chronicles of Charanthe novel. The sequel Revolution was published in November 2011, and the final book of the series, Reformation, is on the way.

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