A long and twisted tale.

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Then he saw through the central arch, a large, muscular brute standing on the foot of the bridge at the far side, a coiled whip wrapped around his waist as a belt, fists clenched.
It was the troll.


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Three mismatched adventurers set out on a journey that will prove to be far longer and stranger than any of them could possibly anticipate. Driven by a shared interest in an enigmatic device from beyond their world, their quest will forge and test friendships; encounter terrible foes and likely lead to rather a lot of whinging.

Do not make the mistake of thinking that this is merely a children’s tale. It might appear to hold a simple, facile tale of foolish phantasmagoria, but appearances can be deceptive…

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See below for some sample pages from the book, a look at some of the characters and the first two introductory chapters.


The First Paragraph

Ah the first paragraph of an epic story – how do you begin?
Do you introduce your character, do you drop the reader right into the action, do you go for some clever technique to hook the reader?

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Each word is agonised over, should the city be bulgesome? Is the alliteration too much?
Can you read the word ‘Razzles’?

Anyway – for now – this is how it begins.
Maybe that will change.

 

Page 1 is HERE.


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The Second Page

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Chapter 1 is HERE.


Razzles The Knohm

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Razzles the knohm.

Razzles is a successful resident of the huge UnKnown World city Tullgotha.
He has a love for the easy life and enjoys a rather emotional temperament.
Unbeknownst to him he is about to become embroiled in a quest that will take him far from his comfortable home and test his negligible abilities to the full.

A somewhat frangible folk, knohms are often skittish, finicky and given to bouts of excessive gambolling.


Grimmbros and Ignatious


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Grimmbros Darktale Woeweaver and  Ignatious.

Grimmbros is an erudite urgh-bane, a sporting legend, a giant among chicken-scratchers.
He is about to leave all that is dear to him and face some of the most incredible battles of his life.
Towering above such lesser creatures as knohms and renlings, Grimmbros is not easily taken advantage of.

Urgh-banes are large, heavy-set creatures with a love of the odd fracas and other somewhat indelicate pursuits.