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Martin Owton joins Phantasia…

Solitary Knight Guarding the Castle Battlements… with his dualogy, the Nandor Tales. The first book Exile will be published in the spring.

Martin is Married, and his educational background got him a M.A (Hons) University of Cambridge, PhD  at the University of Southampton. He’s currently a senior research scientist with Lilly Research (UK)

He returned to writing in 1995 after a number of years wasted with rock bands.

Martin has published approx 25 short stories. Best sales – Black Gate #9 and forthcoming, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine #49, SFF.Net anthology ‘Age of Wonders’, 2 stories in translation to Nowa Fantasyka (Poland).

The ‘Exile of Darien’ is his first completed novel and it facilitated representation from Ian Drury at Sheil Land Accociates who is still his agent .

Martin is also publicity Officer of the T-Party Writers Group; London’s premier SF/F writers group and a reviewer for Infinity Plus website (www.infinityplus.co.uk)

Here is the blurb for Exile.

“The Exile of Darien’ is a fast-moving tightly-plotted fantasy adventure story with a strong thread of romance

Aron of Darien, raised in exile after his homeland is conquered by a treacherous warlord, makes his way in the world on the strength of his wits and skill with a sword. Both are sorely tested when he is impressed into the service of the Earl of Nandor to rescue his heir from captivity in the fortress of Sarazan. The rescue goes awry. Aron and his companions are betrayed and must flee for their lives. Pursued by steel and magic, they find new friends and old enemies on the road that leads, after many turns, to the city of the High King. There Aron must face his father’s murderer before risking everything in a fight to the death with the deadliest swordsman in the kingdom.”

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