Book: Out of Deep Water by Nicholas Savillecategories: Book, Swords and Sorcery, Gods and Goddesses, Smirrels, Dragons, Moss Folk, Fantasy
Nicholas Savilleabout this book: Coming as I do from a family of authors, my father had two novels published and my uncle was a very succesful children's author, I decided to have a go myself. I had read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, and studied parapsychology and occultism for many years.
I chose fantasy for two reasons: first, I considered my knowledge of science not deep enough to do a good job; second, with fantasy I could do the necessary research in my head. Another reason was that I had had a successful career as a computer programmer and I conjectured that writing a novel was somewhat analagous: in this case an attempt to program the reader. I found writing English prose much more difficult.
My favourite fantasy authors are John Masefield (The Midnight Folk), JRR Tolkein of course, CS Lewis (children's stories), Jack Vance and David Eddings (Belgariad only). It is these authors that inspired me.
Although the above list may give you some idea of the kind of fantasy I have attempted I think you need to take a sample. Too many times I have read the most attractive blurbs and reviews for fantasy novels only to find that I could not finish the first page.
You will know (I believe) whether or not you might like my novel after reading just the first few words and scanning the map.
So please vist my website (www.rameslie.ndo.co.uk/OutOfDeepWater.html) and find out.
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