Cover Art for Nandor: Martin Owton’s Sequel to Exile

Less than a year ago, Aron of Darien risked his life to deliver Nandor from its enemies. Now a new peril threatens; Lady Celaine is abducted and the bonds of friendship and honour demand Aron returns once again serve the Earl of Nandor. The road to rescue leads them to the infamous city of Keshan and, beyond to a war zone where they face a barbarian horde. For Aron the stakes are higher than ever as he faces demons and traitors and a decision that will change his life.
Nandor is the sequel to Martin Owton’s first novel Exile, published in November 2016 from Tickety Boo Press.

T-Party Members at Fantasycon

At the upcoming Fantasycon 2016, T-party members Gary Couzens will be taking part in the Midnight Street (Friday) and Alchemy Press (Saturday) book launches, Laura Mauro will be part of the Great British Horror book launch on Saturday, Joanna Horrocks is a part of the Lost In Hollywood panel on screenwriting on Sunday, Rosanne Rabinowitz is on the panel of Out of the Woods as well as the launch of Alchemy Press and will be doing a reading (along with Jan Edwards) at 2 pm on Saturday, and Sara Townsend will be on the Paint it Black panel on Saturday. She will also be giving a reading at 3 pm on Saturday (with Priya Sharma). Finally, Richard Webb is moderating a panel titled This Used To Be the Future on Saturday, focusing on historic settings for SFF.

Kind words for Exile

Martin Owton’s fantasy novel ‘Exile’ has been favourably reviewed over at ReviewsM8Blog:

I can’t think of anything else to say really this is a thoroughly enjoyable read and has been compared by many to Gemmell, a statement I would echo. To wrap up I would definitely endorse this book and suggest it to anyone looking for a nice manageable slice of Grimdark that is well worth picking up. Sequels are as far as I know in the works and I can’t wait to get my teeth into them, well done Martin.

Treat yourself ladies and gents it’s a bloody good read.

Cover reveal for Martin Owton

Martin Owton’s fantasy novel ‘Exile’ – the first book in the ‘Nandor’ series – has been revealed, and it looks like this:



From the publisher’s website:

I was very happy to take on this novel and it’s sequel for Phantasia, it’s good , solid fantasy that reminded me of  David Gemmell at times.

‘Exile’ is the second book published by Phantasia and will be available later in March.

Martin Owton joins Phantasia

Martin’s ‘The Nandor Tales’ series has been picked up by Phantasia, the fantasy imprint at Tickety Boo Press. The first novel of the series, ‘The Exile of Darien’, will be published in the spring. From the publisher’s website:

“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.”

Rosanne Rabinowitz in ‘We Need To Talk’


Rosanne Rabinowitz has a short story appearing in ‘We Need To Talk‘, an anthology in support of The Eve Appeal – a charity dedicated to funding research and support for gynaecological cancers. The anthology is available in both ebook and paperback format.

From the publisher’s website:

All of us, at some point, are involved in difficult conversations. Whether that’s tough talks with clients or bosses, or break-ups, or coming out, or telling someone you love them, or giving advice to that friend who just doesn’t want to hear it. Some conversations are even more difficult, as sufferers of any potentially serious illness will know.

But one thing’s for sure, these conversations are fascinating. So much so that we’ve teamed up with Kindred and The Eve Appeal, to launch a writing competition on the theme of difficult conversations.