Biography

Anthony spent the majority of his life growing up in the pretty town of Hungerford in Berkshire, and now lives in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales, with his wife Amy and their cat, Mertle. Since an early age, he loved writing stories and in 2009, after many years of enjoying other authors works, he decided to try and give something back to the literary world.

His early inspiration stemmed from the classic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien, and then, much later, he discovered his favourite author David Gemmell. In 2011, he self-published his first novel, Whispers of a Storm, a medieval styled fantasy adventure, and its sequel Shadows of a Storm was released in April 2014. The finale of the Storm trilogy, Vengeance of a Storm, was released 1st December 2016.

He is currently working on his next two novels ‘The Last Tiger’ and ‘Rise of Eagles’ and when he is not forging tales and filling blank pages, Anthony spends his time working in his local library, reading, gaming and enjoying adventures of his own.

9 Comments

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    Aman(@amanhimself)
    April 14, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Thanks for visiting by ๐Ÿ™‚

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    J.D.Hughes
    June 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Cheers for following my blog, Anthony and good luck with your sequel ๐Ÿ™‚

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      rangerant
      June 3, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Many thanks, JD. Great to connect with you here, also.

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    Nick Prendergast
    January 23, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Just finished reading “Whispers of a Storm” – what a great read – it has everything- intrigue,betrayal,adventure, romance, and above all the code of conduct of honour. I have just taken out the other two books from Pembrey library – all of the books signed by you, and am looking forward to being thoroughly entertained again. Well done.

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      rangerant
      January 24, 2020 at 9:17 am

      Dear Nick. Thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch. I am always so humbled when people tell me how much they loved one of my tales – especially so, when they have discovered me through their local library. When I am not off adventuring through my imagination, I work two days a week in my local library in the Vale of Glamorgan, and I can tell you that my smile when I read your message, stretched from the coast here to Pembrey Sands.
      I truly hope you enjoy the continuing adventures ahead of you and I would really appreciate it if you are able to spare some more of your valuable time to share your thoughts on Whispers of a Storm with your fellow readers in a review. Word of mouth can be just as powerful as those written on the page, and it would certainly help to spread awareness of my work even further.

      Happy adventuring in the Four Vales, and thank you so much again for getting in touch.

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    Nick Prendergast
    January 24, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks for replying – so far the first 100 pages of “Shadow of the Storm” are just as riveting as ” Whispers of a Storm”. How do I go about writing a review, or more to the point which platform do I use? You are a talented writer and deserve to have your work very widely read – Whilst I was reading “Whispers of a Storm” I was thinking what a great film could follow – you never know!

    Regards Nick

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    rangerant
    January 25, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Nick. It’s no small thing to say that you have got my 2020 off to the most wonderful of starts.

    With regards to reviewing, most people tend to use sites like Amazon to leave reviews, or Goodreads. Either of those would help, if you have access to them, and of course, the best way is to tell people yourself about books you have enjoyed.

    I’m so glad you can visualise it that way, it’s excatly how I write my novels, picturing each scene as if I were watching a film, or epic tv show.

    Let’s hope that one day, Khadazin and Cassana’s will be read (and who knows, seen) by many, many more people.

    All the very best,
    Anthony

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    Nick Prendergast
    March 1, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Just finished reading “Vengeance of a Storm” the last of the Storm trilogy and it is with some regret – I didn’t want the story to end. The trilogy has been written for the romantic adventurer creating hat fulls of skulduggery and valour in equal measure which is occasionally soothed by the promise of romance. The plot is wrought by the sheer nastiness and heroic selflessness of the of the villains and heroes at play and drops ice water or honey into the cauldron to pull the reader deeper into the political intrigues of the Vales. I have to say a special mention to the villain cum hero Arillion who by himself could fire a good many yarns.
    Well done Anthony – what a bloody good film this literary masterpiece would make. Don’t be shy – send a synopsis to the intelligent – you never know!

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    rangerant
    March 2, 2020 at 9:44 am

    I am usually a man of many words, but your kindess has rendered me speechless.

    Thank you so much, Nick. I am so pleased you enjoyed the trilogy. For my first novels, I poured everything into them in the six years it took to write the Storm trilogy, and it touches me greatly to know that others have loved my tale as much as I did crafting it.

    Here’s hoping that we will both return to The Four Vales, once again soon .

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