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About Neil Beynon
Neil Beynon is a fantasy short story writer and novelist.
Neil has been writing since he could hold a pen, publishing for over ten years and still has most of his own hair. He is the author of many short stories, some of which are gathered in his collection After The Rain and some of which are available as individual eBooks. He has been previously published in a number of small press outlets. Neil has lived all over the place including London, Bradford and Somalia but is now settled in his native South Wales where he spends his time running after small children (his own) and endlessly toying with the idea of retiring to a fishing boat.
His first two fantasy novels, The Scarred God and The Alaunt, are both out NOW from Hanesyn Press.
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"Quite possibly your next favourite fantasy author." - Gareth L. Powell
How Do You Kill A God?
Anya longs to be a warrior like her grandmother, the legendary witch-warrior of the Shaanti, and is ready to defy her grandfather's last wishes and take the ink. With her village captured and best friend killed by the invading Kurah, Anya must defeat them before the rest of the Shaanti fall. But the Kurah have a secret weapon: an exiled Shaanti god in search of revenge.
Escaping to the Rift Forest, Anya must rely on her reluctant ally, Vedic, to find her way through the woods and free the goddess of her people. But what is Vedic keeping from her? How can Anya unite the forest and the Shaanti against their common foe? And with the fate of the world in her hands, just how far is she prepared to go to defeat her enemies?
Anya is about to discover that the line between hero and villain is a knife-edge.
The Scarred God is the thrilling first novel in the Shaanti Saga epic fantasy series. If you like complex characters, gods behaving badly, and non-stop action, then you’ll love Neil Beynon’s gripping tale. Ideal for fans of Robin Hobb, Tolkien, Philip C Quaintrell, David Gemmell and Brent Sanderson.
Buy The Scarred God and join this unforgettable epic fantasy series from the very beginning. Every legend starts somewhere.
What readers are saying about The Scarred God:
★★★★★ Game of thrones meets Tolkien with a bit of the assassin's apprentice thrown in. ★★★★★ - Amazon Customer, pyjamagirl
★★★★★ Neil blends myth, magic and Gods together in a refreshing way. ★★★★★ - Amazon Customer, Michelle Vess
★★★★ The ultimate test of any fantasy novel series is always "Am I looking forward to reading the next in the series?". To which the answer is a firm "Yes!". ★★★★ - Amazon Customer
Stop a god. Prevent a war. Just as soon as he finishes his drink.
Peace reigns. Thrace helped forge it. The cost runs deep amongst the Shaanti.
His granddaughter, Anya, wants to be the next legendary warrior. Mired in grief, Thrace is only interested in the next bottle. But when Anya’s friend is killed, Thrace is forced back into the saddle in a desperate hunt for the killers.
Faced with a war the Shaanti can’t win, tracking the trail of death will take Thrace deep into enemy territory, the machinations of the Kurah court and an ancient evil lurking in the ruined forest.
To keep Anya and his tribe safe he’ll need every trick he has. But how much is left of the old Alaunt?
If you like your fantasy dark, action-packed and with complex characters, you’ll love this prequel to The Scarred God. The Alaunt will appeal to fans of David Gemmell, Brandon Sanderson and Jen Williams.
Step further into the world of the Shaanti, the unforgettable epic fantasy series where the gods roam and nothing is as it seems.
To save his granddaughter, he must find a miracle. But how do you bribe a god?
Tomar is making the sacred pilgrimage to Hamala to ask for a miracle from his people’s god. But when the pilgrims encounter Rebus Nuc, a strange Shaanti warrior on the road, they find themselves on an unplanned detour. What is a Shaanti doing across the ocean from his own lands..?
Dying, Tomar’s time is running out to save his sick granddaughter…but before he can get his miracle, he must unravel a mystery that has brought two tribes to the brink of war. If he succeeds he may just earn his miracle. All gods have their price.
Will Tomar be willing to pay?
The Lost Pilgrim is the exciting short story set in the same universe as Neil Beynon’s thrilling first novel in the Shaanti Saga epic fantasy series (The Scarred God). If you like complex characters, mystical forces, and non-stop action, then you’ll love this gripping tale.
Buy The Lost Pilgrim today and learn what lies at the end of the journey!
In this first collection of short stories from fantasy author Neil Beynon you can find a selection of his most popular short stories from the last ten years and a new original short story, The Split in The Sky. Spanning fantasy, horror and science fiction, in After The Rain:
- A woman revisits a once magical tree from her childhood...
- Follow the ill-fated crew of the mine as they learn what lies under the desert...
- Something is arriving over Lesnes Woods...
- The pixie is enjoying an unsavoury meal at someone else's expense...
- Things are all back to front at the crunch...
- Life spins on the wheel...
Fans of slipstream and weird short fiction will enjoy this collection of eclectic stories from small press venues like Ballista and Jupiter amongst others.
Praise for other short stories:
“…reminiscent of Dahl or Bradbury…” Amazon review for Paint (five stars)
“…Well written, sinister, and satisfying…” Amazon review for Stone (five stars)
Buy now to find out what happens after the rain.
When Joan’s art career suddenly takes off, Liz’s life falls apart. As Joan rubs shoulders with the elite, capturing them in paint and lifting them to new heights; Liz’s partner leaves her and she loses her job. As success takes its toll on Joan, Liz tries to uncover at what cost her friend’s success has come.
But time is running out. How far will Liz go? What will Joan do if Liz unveils the truth?
Liz is about to find that to succeed you must paint with the darkest of colours.
Paint is a contemporary dark fantasy short story by Neil Beynon. If you like your short fantasy with a dark psychological edge, you’ll love this tale of obsession and betrayal and the lengths one will go to for their true desire.
Buy Paint today to see what lies on Joan’s canvas.
When Michael oversleeps, he finds himself at the mercy of childhood friend, the crime boss, James Cassi. Forced to relive the death of their mutual friend Gary in a cemetery, Michael must decide how much truth to reveal.
But - though many years have passed - something is still lurking in the shadows, waiting for an excuse to hunt. Michael and James are about to learn that real rage doesn’t die or forgive…
Stone is a dark fantasy short story by Neil Beynon. If you like your fantasy as dark as night with a sprinkling of other genres, you’ll love this short emotional tale about rage and the unforgiving nature of stone.
Buy Stone today to learn Michael’s secret.