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Author has written 1 story for Fantasy.

Name: Adam Houten
Country of Origin: England
Favourite Authors: David Gemmel, Terry Pratchett, R.A. Salvatore, Jasper Fforde, Joe Abercrombie, George R R Martin
Age: 23
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"The Talent Trilogy Book I: Of Darkness and Thieves":- Completed, now uploading second draft. is a completed novel based around the character of Talent, a street performer who finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy beyond his imagining. He faces thieves, assassins, wizards and more, in his battle to find out not only how to survive, but discover who he is in the process. It is the first part of a trilogy, as shown by the title, and mainly deals with the many different factions inherent in the city of Daragoth, where all of the novel is set. It plays out as sort of a middle fantasy thriller (where high fantasy is all elves, dwarves, heroism and that kind of thing, and low fantasy is gritty, full of antiheroes and a lack of morality, middle fantasy is sort of in the middle).

"The Talent Trilogy Book II: Of Snow and Slavers":- Has been started In the second novel, Talent ventures forth in search of his father to the cold harsh north, where the rich rule and the poor slave away in the mines. All the still living main characters will reappear in this novel in some form or another, as most of Talent's friends stay behind in Daragoth to combat the remaining dark conspirators. The man behind the curtain will finally be revealed, as will more of Talent's past life in the circus.

"The Talent Trilogy Book III: Of Betrayal and Kings":- Will be started upon completion of the second novel. Talent arrives back home with the rightful king in tow, who has to prove himself to a council of powers in the Kingdom. A series of suspiciously unfortunate events occur that draws Captain of the Royal Guard, Cathis, to the Calfarian border to prevent a war, Sera to the wizard's council to solve a deadly mystery, and Talent back to Daragoth to deal with a terrible betrayal, and to save the city from destruction.

I've also started writing a blog that will focus on my efforts to edit the first draft of the first book of The Talent Trilogy but will serve as a forum for a discussion about the techniques and results of writing. Reader participation will be encouraged, as it is as much as a tool to help me learn as for others to hear about how I'm approaching it. I'll also be writing up some RP sessions, and some general reviews and musings of video and board games.

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The Talent Trilogy Book I: Of Darkness and Thieves reviews
Winter on the streets of Daragoth is hard enough for a street juggler like Talent. But when he gets tangled up in a thieves war, and a dark conspiracy in the shadows, he finds himself in a race against time to figure everything out before he gets himself killed. Assassins, thieves, inexperienced mages, and a deadly warlock from the south - the cold will be the least of his worries.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,848 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/16/2015 - Published: 12/2/2014