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FREE ON KINDLE: NUMEN THE SLAYER

Guess what? Numen the Slayer will be available for free on Kindle for the next five days!

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AMAZON UK REVIEW: NUMEN THE SLAYER

Here is a five star review Numen the Slayer received on Amazon UK:

“This is an easy read and a real page turner. The world the author has created and the rules that govern it are extremely well thought out and completely believable. There are some graphic descriptions of violence in places, so beware if you’re squeamish. If you like a tale of sword and sorcery, with more than a few nods to ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, then this should definitely be your next read.”

AMAZON REVIEWS: NUMEN THE SLAYER

Here are some reviews Numen the Slayer received on Amazon:

“It’s a fine story told by someone who is familiar with the arms and armor of medieval times. The author is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronisms and seems to have taken the word “creative” to heart. It’s a “coming of age” story, starting out with a young man, somewhat sheltered by his father who is a Baron. The young man is suddenly cast into the world when his family is murdered by another noble who has great ambitions. His only weapon is an ancient sword that is the heirloom of his family. The sword is an asset, but also has a liability attached to it. The rest of the story is a series of challenges that forces him to grow up rapidly. The author has a fine imagination and can spin an acceptable fantasy.”
– Amazon Customer

“The first good thing about this book is the cover. The dragon head, set against a flaming inferno, grabbed me the moment I saw it and is worth a solid star on its own. The story is a great fantasy classic – the true heir is uncovered and the evil ruler tries to prevent him taking his rightful place. There is the quintessential fantasy group of differing skilled friends who go forth to right a great wrong. There is plenty of intrigue and many battles. There is a wonderful magical sword and a powerful dragon ally. All the ingredients for a fabulous old-school fantasy.”
– Amazon Customer

A KAIJU’S ROAR

One of the most important features of a Kaiju is its roar. Every Kaiju has their own unique roar, which allows them to be instantly recognized from a distance. For example, Godzilla’s roar is the most famous and iconic Kaiju roar and it starts as a high shriek before turning into a deep bellow. While I have successfully came up with a name for my Kaiju, I have yet to come up with its own roar. Any suggestions? I would appreciate the help. Thank you.

INSPIRATION: HAGFISH

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One of the strangest and most disgusting creatures I have ever seen are hagfish. Hagfish are eel-like creatures that are voracious scavengers, picking a carcass apart in minutes when feeding in large numbers. To make the hagfish even more disgusting is the fact that their bodies secrete a thick slimy mucus that makes the surrounding water very sticky and slippery. Because of their seemingly unnatural appearance and abilities, I am thinking of including similar creatures in my Kaiju story.