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A Very Indian Mutiny


That is the working title of my next Shattered Lands novel. I’m glad to say that I’m already over 12,000 words into it.

As with the first book, things are somewhat different in my timeline to that of the ‘normal’ timeline that we think we live in right now. I thought I’d let you in on a couple of teasers.

1) The Indian Mutiny of 1857 happened, but was put down much quicker by the East India Trading Company, meaning that said company is still going strong in this India.

2) Thuggees play a part.

3) Anything else would really spoil things 🙂

I shall also be announcing the winners of my competition to have a place in this book. Some of you will be merely extras, pawns to be used and thrown away as I like. Others of you however, now, that will indeed be different. You’ll play roles that could well end up being pivotal. Or which look like being pivotal before I kill you off. It will certainly be fun playing with you all 🙂

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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