Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The New Death & Others

Hello My lovely Readers,

I've been given the great honor of reviewing a book titled The New Death and Others by James Hutchings. Mr. Hutchings book is a collection of 44 fantasy short stories and 19 poems featuring Death, non-sparkly vampires, succubus, witches, Gods and many more interesting creatures.
If you like fantasy, Science fiction, and folk stories that walk on the darker side of life then this book is for you.

Mr. Hutchings is from Melbourne, Australia and has a bachelor of Arts and majored in Creative writing.  His favorite type of writing is Science fiction and fantasy. Some of the authors he loves to read is JRR Tolkien, Jack Vance, Robert E Howard, Terry Pratchett and Lord Dunsany.

When I asked if he gets discouraged in his writing and how he overcomes creative difficulties he said,

"I get discouraged a lot. Usually it's when people don't like something I've written as much as I do, or when I run out of ideas halfway through a story. One thing I do is make a point of writing every day, even when I don't feel like it. This helps get through temporary slumps. I think if you wait for inspiration to strike it never will."

My favorite is his opening story about the Gods and who has dominion over each group of humans. As someone who is near homeless at the moment, I love his conclusion. I won't give the story away though, you'll have to read it for yourself. 

The New Death and Others is available for download at Amazon and Smashwords.  

For a limited time this book is available for free on Amazon. 


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Blessed Be,