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John Gwynne

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John Gwynne was born in Singapore while his dad was stationed there in the RAF. Up until he retired that meant a lot of traveling around, generally a move every three years or so.
He lives with his wife and four wonderful (and demanding) children in East Sussex. Also three dogs, two of which will chew anything that stands still. He has had many strange and wonderful jobs, including packing soap in a soap factory, waitering in a french restaurant in Canada, playing double bass in a rock n roll band, and lecturing at Brighton University
.I stepped out of university work due to my daughter's disability, so now I split my time caring for her and working from home - I work with my wife rejuvenating vintage furniture, which means fixing, lifting, carrying, painting and generally doing what my wife tells me to do...

And somehow during this time I started writing. I've always told my children stories at bed-time, and they pestered long and hard for me to write some of it down. At the same time I felt that my brain was switching off a little - vintage furniture is my wife's passion, whereas my passions are geekier!

Genres: Fantasy
New and upcoming books
Faithful and the Fallen
   1. Malice (2012)
   2. Valour (2014)

     aka Valor

   3. Ruin (2015)
   4. Wrath (2016)
Blood & Bone
   1. A Time of Dread (2018)
   2. A Time of Blood (2019)
   3. A Time of Courage (2020)
Novellas and Short Stories
John Gwynne recommends
The Fire Within Them (2024)
(Soulfire Saga, book 2)
Matthew Ward
"Hughly entertaining."
The Pariah (2021)
(Covenant of Steel, book 1)
Anthony Ryan
"A gritty, heart-pounding tale of betrayal and bloody vengeance. I loved every single word."
Sistersong (2021)
Lucy Holland
"Sistersong is a fresh and gripping retelling of an ancient tale. Set in a realistic, gritty world, the nuanced, compelling characters are the heart of this story about family, love, loyalty and identity. I loved it."

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Books containing stories by John Gwynne
Unfettered III (2019)
(Unfettered, book 3)
edited by
Shawn Speakman
Art of War (2018)
Anthology for Charity
edited by
Petros Triantafyllou
Journeys (2017)
edited by
Teresa Edgerton

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