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The New Magicians

50 years after the war on magic, natural born magicians are in hiding. Most are captured, locked away and experimented on; others are mutated into vicious, military beasts or mindless menial workers.  At night the cities and countryside fall silent as flesh-eating creatures emerge to hunt, disappearing at sunrise. All the while, a darker more ancient evil is at work; more dangerous than any threat from magicians or monsters. Lizzy…

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Guardians of the Galaxy and Ready Player One. Taking us back to the future

Guardians of the Galaxy and Ready Player One. Taking us back to the future No surprise that we’re seeing the release of retro games and classic anime games, films etc. Tempest 4000, a remake of the classic arcade game that plays a significant part in ‘Ready Player One’ is making a comeback along with a whole slew of giant anime heroes and monsters games, shows and movies. When you add…

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Lizzy and Chris

When Government forces killed Lizzy’s parents and locked her up when she was 5, they thought that was the end of the young magician. But 12 years later, the prison ambulance taking Lizzy to a laboratory for experimental surgery explodes and Lizzy escapes, leaving the guards to die in the inferno. She steals a motorbike and literally disappears (see pic) Minutes after Chris’s grandfather tells him he’s a sorcerer, the…

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Letter 44, Vol. 1: Escape Velocity

On Inauguration Day, newly elected President Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and a failing health care system. But in a letter penned by the outgoing President, Blades learns the truth that redefines “critical”: seven years ago, NASA discovered an alien presence in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts…

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Magic. A Rough Guide

Magic is a threat to social order. Magicians are hunted down by Government contracted Private Military Companies, imprisoned and executed. Lizzy a prison escapee is found by Chris, a newly awakened sorcerer accused of mass murder. Neither are aware that ancient and powerful forces are manipulating their lives, forcing them together. But when it comes to magic, Chris is a total newb, which for Lizzy makes him a liability and…

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Princess Princess Ever After

When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They’ll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress,…

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Magic. A Rough Guide gets a first video

The War on Magic has replaced the war on Terror. Government contracted Private Security Companies hunt down, imprison, experiment on, and execute magicians. But darker forces are at play behind the scenes. Advertisements

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New Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis: The Complete Collection Vol. 1

Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis transforms Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! But before he can build his New Avengers, he must disassemble the old ones! On the team’s darkest day, one of their own tears them apart – seemingly forever! But when Electro triggers a breakout at super-villain prison the Raft, Captain America and Iron Man find themselves fighting alongside a new and very different order as the Avengers are reborn! But…

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The Winter Over

Each winter the crew at the Shackleton South Pole Research Facility faces nine months of isolation, round-the-clock darkness, and one of the most extreme climates on the planet. For thirty-something mechanical engineer Cass Jennings, Antarctica offers an opportunity to finally escape the guilt of her troubled past and to rebuild her life. But the death of a colleague triggers a series of mysterious incidents that push Cass and the rest…

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Magic. A Rough Guide. A gritty, urban fantasy adventure

England is a tough place to live if you’re a magician, a really tough place. Girls are born with the ability and are tested at birth and taken away to be raised, experimented on and finally killed off. Boys develop their powers at around 18 so are tested regularly. Magicians are ‘collared’, a kind of lobotomy that takes away their magical powers along with free will. Renegades are hunted down…

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Magic. Christianity. Faith. Capitalism. Nathan McGrath talks about Magic. A Rough Guide

‘Magic. A Rough Guide’, is my third novel. It’s a departure from ‘Nanopunk’ and its sequel ‘Lightning Seed’; about Alister Cloud, a young man infected with nanoparticles that gave him wi-fi powers to connect with any network or wireless enabled electronic device – or control other electronic devices via physical contact. I know the market is saturated with urban fantasy stories written for all age groups. This got me thinking…

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Ready Player One

                  Speilberg’s film of the book “Ready Player One” has been pushed back to 2018. We can, however be consoled by the fact shooting has already begun in the city of Birmingham UK. Meanwhile you can keep yourself occupied in the meantime by checking out the book or downloading the excellent audio book which is narrated By Will Wheaton. There are also a number…

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A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One

This graphic novel adaptation contains more than fifty pages of exclusive content not available in the original comic books, including • a new Preface by George R. R. Martin • early renderings of key scenes and favorite characters from the novels • a walk-through of the entire creative process, from auditioning the artists to tweaking the scripts to coloring the final pages • behind-the-scenes commentary from Daniel Abraham, Tommy Patterson,…

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