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BOOKS & STORIES

I've written for a variety of different projects. Recently, my short stories have featured in a variety of anthologies. Some of my latest short stories are part of the Phoenix Point Project - https://phoenixpoint.info/archives/
You can also find my Elite Dangerous Short Stories here - http://www.edrpg.co.uk/free-stuff/​
Below you can find links to buy the books I've written. 

The Forever Man

By Allen Stroud

“One day I will be too old for the shadows. What kind of monster will I be then?”

One minute Andrew Pryde is in a library, reading; the next, he's staring at the body of a young girl lying between the bookshelves, with a policewoman standing over him. In the blink of an eye, his world has unravelled.

In his desperate quest to clear his name, he’ll have to suspend all disbelief. And who exactly is Ronald Gibbs, the nerdy youth with a dark twist, who seems to hold so many answers to the mystery? Could this strange man, who spends his days on Internet chatrooms trying to prove the existence of magic and other worlds, somehow be involved in the girl’s death?

All the while, Andrew is plagued by disturbing visions and nightmares. As the police close in, the two men are forced to band together to seek the truth about strange disappearances, portals, and the occult. Can they find the murderer and rescue a girl who’s already dead?

"An engrossing fantasy mystery, bursting with magic and intrigue." Edward Cox

“Stroud has a rare way with words that really engages and disarms the reader.” SFBook

Dreams of Chaos

By Allen Stroud

 

It is the 14th century. Since time began, wizards have walked amongst us. They wield magic and live across the centuries, seeking to transcend mortality by acquiring our faith and devotion. Their manipulations lie at the heart of our religions, they promise heaven so that they might become eternal gods and rule over us forever.

Chaos Reborn: The Loremaster's Guide

By Allen Stroud

The Loremaster's Guide is a companion book to the computer game, Chaos Reborn by Julian Gollop and Snapshot Games. In these pages, you will learn more about the Fractured Realms and the mysterious world of Limbo that lies at the heart of the Vortex. Written and illustrated to provide background and context, the guide is a collection of journals and essays from people who live in this strange alternative reality.

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Elite: Lave Revolution

By Allen Stroud

AD 3174 - One man's world. AD 3265 - Not any more. Lave. A single planet, orbiting a dying star. For centuries, spacefarers have visited, docked at the space station and left, with no thought for the people on the planet below. Bad luck at cards means bad luck all round for Pietro Devander, who journeys half way across human controlled space to this ancient planet, whose name is barely remembered. What he finds is resistance. What it becomes, is revolution.

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The Sword of Wisimir

By Allen Stroud

Opportunistic thief, Jack Von Drey thinks his luck is in when he steals the Governor's taxes from the back of a treasury wagon. But it turns out, this is a game with higher stakes than he bargained for. City Minister, Urin Braymes makes one bad decision. Unfortunately for him, it opens him up to being blackmailed for the rest of his life. Magister Leel's scheme to recapture his position of power seems to be right on track. But, when he makes a bargain, he finds he has unleashed magic that even a wizard cannot control. And Jarno Herren? Well he just wants to find out the truth. The Sword of Wisimir is a fantasy tale of crime, intrigue, life and death. Where ideals are cheap and, in the end, everyone finds out what they'd sacrifice to survive...

This is the first book of the Wisimir Tales, a six book series and is a Wattpad featured story.

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The Dragon of Wisimir

By Allen Stroud

Volume 2 of The Wisimir Tales. 
Wisimir, a city where schemes and plans for power have ruined nobles and commoners alike. 
Magister Leel sought immortality, but disappeared in a torrent of Dragon fire. Last seen alive by Urin Braymes, who was powerless to help him. 
Jarno Herren found out the truth only to be dragged into the depths of the city catacombs by the Wizard’s undead minions. 
And Jack Von Drey? Buried under the burning remains of his best friend’s house. 
Welcome to a city burned and broken, under a new mistress... 
The Dragon of Wisimir.

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The Lord of Wisimir

By Allen Stroud

Book 3 of the Wisimir Tales. A city in ruins. A people left looking for a leader. Who should they turn to? Prince Ludrin. Young, naive and headstrong, intent on proving himself to his father. Jack Von Drey. The disinherited Dragonslayer. Knight Colonel Osler. The man who used Wisimir's people as bait for a trap. Or Magister Leel. The Wizard who started all this in the first place... These, amongst others are left to fight over the remains of a great city. They will all be tested and they will all be found weak. Which of them can turn that weakness into strength? Who will be the true Lord of Wisimir?

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A Bag of Bedtime Tales

By Allen Stroud

Hard day at work? Having trouble switching off? 

A Bag of Bedtime Tales is written to help. A collection of short stories that transports you away from your life and into someone elses. There's a variety of fantasy, science fiction, horror and all sorts. So get comfortable, relax and pick something you like. 

Pleasant dreams... 

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ToryTimes:

A Collection of Tragic Poems

By Allen Stroud

In 2015 in the United Kingdom, we all voted and ended up with a 'Government'. Trouble is, a lot of people didn't realise what they were in for. Now in 2016, we do and its another four years before we can get rid of them. If you don't laugh about it a bit, you'll cry, get angry or worse, So here's an attempt to bring a little humour without forgetting or pacifying any of the injustices being done as 'policy', 'economic security' or 'living within our means'. 

A collection of thirteen satirical poems from a writer who is not a poet, ToryTimes profiles eleven politicians who affect our every day lives.