Hi everyone, I am excited to share with you that in An Exiled Soul, the upcoming follow-up to Closeburn Crossing and book two in the Altinor trilogy, you will learn more about Alpona, a talking horse and Daniel’s friend, and Skara, who is a descendant of a powerful warrior family and Ketch’s wife.

The novel expands on the stories of Daniel, Alpona and Ketch as they travel through areas of the world of Altinor, many of which not visited in the first book.

An Exiled Soul is an adventure with colourful new characters, exhilarating action and emotional moments. Keep you posted!

A brief description of Closeburn Crossing’s Jassk:

Jassk is a city-state and the largest city on Altinor, the planet Daniel travels to in Closeburn Crossing.

Futuristic when compared with Earth’s cities, Jassk has millions of inhabitants living in great skyscrapers within protective domes that touch the clouds.

Its residential, mercantile, industrial and governmental areas are separated, contained within their own domes and linked by a rapid public transport-pod system.

Jassk is the most technologically advanced place known on Altinor.

Among its advances is a network of wireless energy, offered commercially to its residents. This innovation of being able to beam energy safely around the city, where its people can convert it instantly into electricity, has helped Jassk grow quickly.

Despite breakthroughs like this, there is a large gap between rich and poor in the city.

Its most powerful figure is its consul, first and foremost among Jassk’s ruling council of ministers.

Jassk’s Market Dome is famous for trading almost everything under Altinor’s sun. Many Altinoreans travel hundreds of miles to trade there, by transporter, horse or foot.

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A brief character description of Closeburn Crossing’s Lokash:

Lokash is a Phib. Phibs are an Altinorean race of tall, bipedal, talking frogs who live in the vast jungle of Iria. He is a warrior and a member of Lord Phorm’s tribe.

Resentful that Phorm was chosen as leader of the tribe over him, Lokash is nonetheless staunchly loyal to his lord.

Lokash’s duties as a warrior include guarding the entrance to his village and the seat of Lord Phorm’s power, Phibia.

Bored with using the traditional Phib weapon of a spear, Lokash managed to acquire one of the flintlock pistols made by Ketch the Collector and enjoys showing off this unconventional weapon.

It is a tribute to his fealty to Phorm that Lokash does not use the pistol to try to impose his own leadership on the tribe.

Abrasive and cocksure, deep down Lokash hides a care for others, especially those threatened by his mortal enemies, the Delvidran Army.

 

The adventure novel, Closeburn Crossing, is finally on sale in paperback!

You can order your print copy on Amazon UK and US

The e-book edition is also available for Kindle at Amazon UK and US

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Closeburn Crossing is the first novel in Giles J.M. Blackley’s Altinor trilogy.

The Altinor trilogy is an adventure series with fantasy and science fiction themes about an 11-year-old boy named Daniel Mearns. Click on his name for a character profile.

For National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) you can buy ‘Closeburn Crossing’ the e-book at a 20% discount on Amazon until the end of November! Here’s the link:

Amazon

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A paperback version is also on the way. Stay tuned!

Closeburn Crossing is the first novel in Giles J.M. Blackley’s Altinor trilogy.

The Altinor trilogy is an adventure series with fantasy and science fiction themes about an 11-year-old boy named Daniel Mearns. Click on his name for a character profile.

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NEWS:

24 October 2017:

The adventure novel, Closeburn Crossing, is out now as an e-book!

Closeburn Crossing is out today as an e-book at Amazon! Here’s the link:

Amazon

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A paperback version is also on the way. Stay tuned!

An adventure novel with both fantasy and science fiction themes, fascinating characters, stunning locales and a rollercoaster ride of a story, Closeburn Crossing is a book for children and adults alike.

UPDATE:

My fiancée saw a writing competition so I went for it. Closeburn Crossing, the first book in the Altinor trilogy, is now available to read for free for the first 100 readers as an e-book on the organiser’s website while the contest is taking place. Here’s the link:

Closeburn Crossing

Enjoy!

Daniel Mearns: a character profile

Daniel is an 11-year-old boy who lives with his mum Zoë and sister Rachel in a small village called Closeburn.

His father left them before he was old enough to remember him.

Daniel likes to read during boring lessons.

He and his friends are bullied at school by a boy called Mark and his gang.

Sometimes Daniel is hasty and lets anger get the better of him but he is also intelligent and curious.

One ordinary night of homework and bribes to eat cabbage turns so extraordinary it changes his life forever.

Daniel is the main character of the Altinor trilogy. Read the beginning of his adventures in the first of the Altinor trilogy, Closeburn Crossing.

The paperback and e-book editions are available here

Enjoy!

 

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