LOVEREADING WEBSITE: top of their 'Horror, Fantasy & SciFi' in December,2010. "The reader too will feel utterly drawn in to follow Kate's story through the author's masterful storytelling powers and the two worlds, modern and historical are woven together in to a web in which the reader has no desire to leave but instead continue turning the pages to the surprising denouement." Cyberbookworm Blog: "The flight of birds is a modern gothic novel with a twist. It is full of lyrical prose that transports you back into the world of the gothic novel. Full of dark metaphors and an uncomfortable back story that brings the horror alive. It is a story of love, hate, and vengeance on a grand scale. For those that love the gothic genre this will hit the spot." Martyn Drake Blog: "The story itself is hugely intriguing. After the death of her mother, Kate Pegler moves to a small village with her father where she befriends a local boy whose father works on the estate of the Tercel family. But things take a strange twist when Kate encounters the mysterious Shabby Tattler whose very appearance triggers a series of strange events in which Kate finds out about the terrible massacre that took place back in the village during the Elizabethan times. Kate's future lies in the past and terrible secrets and revelations come to the surface. Intrigue is the key here. Alan has created a rich history filled with high drama through to delicate relationships and some truly shocking moments. Buy this book." Steve Sharpe, SVP, European Goldfields: "Just finished The Flight of Birds - fantastic! it had me deferring theTimes Crossword on the commute to London each morning. This is a truly astonishing book. The cleverly spun threads will draw you into a web of intrigue and mystery that will have you gripped throughout. If you enjoyed the Quincunx you will love this - I can't recommend it highly enough." Waterstone's staff review: "The reader is thrust straight into an atmospheric drama, weaving history and fantasy together in this Gothic Danse Macabre, in parts reminiscent of some original brothers' Grimm tales, and the writing is so addictive there's never a good place to put the book down. As for the ending, nothing prepares you for that! I really was not expecting when I started this book for it to have such depth and diversity, horror and enchantment. It combines the magical twists of Neil Gaiman with atmosphere of Poe or Machen."
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About the Author
Born: three degrees and eight minutes North; one hundred and one degrees and forty two minutes East; in eighty degrees Fahrenheit; twenty two inches length; eight pounds 4 ounces weight; two hours and forty minutes past midnight; at the start of the only war the West ever won against Communism. Schooling (tropical): mountain-top; sandy beach; (temperate) woodland prep; shire public; city poly; AA. Careers: multifarious before arriving at the decision to write and illustrate fictions less ordinary than his own life.