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And the winners are!

A while ago I posted up that I had five chapters of my first Shattered Lands book up for comment. They proved to be to be very popular and got many views. Unfortunately, not many of the viewers actually commented. Which was the whole point as I was running a competition where a number of people would be chosen to appear in my second book. Of which over 12,000 words have already been written.

So, the winners and their envisaged roles are;
Adam Exgolding – Civilian Irregular
Brian Thomas – Major in the Civilian Irregulars
Mark Round – Regimental Drummer

How long these characters live, or how long they feature in the book is yet to be determined, but they will all be assisting the Sanction members in some form or other. Congratulations guys!

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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