John Lonsdale

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Tales from the Library

 

“Pulling our cloaks tighter against the encroaching cold, the scholar began to tell us the first of the wondrous tales she had learned from the Library.”


Tales from the Library is a collection of ninety-five tiny tales, each of told in an unusual two-part format.

“He is enjoying driving in these conditions as much as I enjoyed my one and only attempt at being a trapeze artist, back when I was undercover at Hall’s circus, working the Big Top murder case.”


These ‘Tiny tales in two parts’ are short stories chronicling the adventures of an unlikely group of protagonists.

“Numerous salivating mouths desperately gasped the stale air as it laboriously manoeuvred into its elevated position.”

 

Whilst at the dark edges of their world, adversaries play out centuries-long games of strategy in which humanity is just an unwitting pawn.

“Deep inside the approaching warheads, the arming processes will have commenced.”


Different stories, from different times – together they make up the Tales from the Library…

 

Bio

Born in 1965, I left school aged 18 to help run a play by mail fantasy game in London. After a brief spell with the Inland Revenue I moved into IT taking roles as; desktop support, Server Architect, Programme management, Account management and finally EMEA Sales management. Before retiring from full time employment.

Having been a GM in RPG’s since the late seventies, I often toyed with concepts that would never work in a traditional tabletop environment. It is those story lines that I wanted to commit to paper and share with the world.

Leaving full time employment I started writing short stories. Those grew into ‘Tiny tales in two parts’ and finally developed my first novel ‘Tales from the Library’.

 
 

John Lonsdale

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end of Feb 2021

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Book 1 in the Rachel Minos saga

A modern fantasy novel. 

For four years she has been trapped within Barry’s web of deceit.  Once an aspiring career woman, Rachel was manipulated into an abusive relationship and isolated from friends and family. Now she languishes as a virtual prisoner in their dismal north Camden apartment

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On a damp winter’s night Rachel finally acknowledges the true desperation of her situation. As she contemplates ending her life, to escape the deteriorating cycle of abuse, Rachel is presented with the opportunity to escape her confinement and seizes upon it. She could never suspect the reality of the journey she was embarking upon.

Tumbling into a London she has been segregated from, Rachel finds herself inexplicably hunted by factions whose agendas she can only guess at, encountering characters who inhabit the capital’s shadows, before stumbling into an unexpected place of sanctuary. Here, the illusion of her humdrum childhood is shattered as she is forced to embrace the daunting gifts her parents have bequeathed to her.

Suffering the emotional fallout of her relationship with Barry, she struggles to differentiate between friends and foes, as she uncovers the truth of why she has become the hunted.

So begins the story ‘Minos Rising’, the first story in the ‘Rachel Minos Saga’.

E-book and paper back now on sale

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Tales from the Library

Tiny tales in two parts

A collection of ninety-five tiny tales that are told in two distinct parts.

 

These stories come together to form an exciting new Science Fiction / Fantasy novel spanning space and time. 

 

“Pulling our cloaks tighter against the encroaching cold, the scholar began to tell us the first of the wondrous tales she had learned from the Library.”


Tales from the Library is a collection of ninety-five tiny tales, each of told in an unusual two-part format.

“He is enjoying driving in these conditions as much as I enjoyed my one and only attempt at being a trapeze artist, back when I was undercover at Hall’s circus, working the Big Top murder case.”


These ‘Tiny tales in two parts’ are short stories chronicling the adventures of an unlikely group of protagonists.

“Numerous salivating mouths desperately gasped the stale air as it laboriously manoeuvred into its elevated position.”

 

Whilst at the dark edges of their world, adversaries play out centuries-long games of strategy in which humanity is just an unwitting pawn.

“Deep inside the approaching warheads, the arming processes will have commenced.”


Different stories, from different times – together they make up the Tales from the Library…

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