Across the night, his ears caught snatches of a song. He was too far away to make out the words but it only strengthened his suspicions that what he saw was the re-enactment of some ancient ritual. Closer the procession came, winding its way through the streets and gaining numbers all the time. A bold … Continue reading Voyage of Discovery – Part 3
From then on it was a race against time. A strong wind kicked up, propelling him along at a faster speed. But the wind which pushed him closer to the island also brought the storm clouds nearer. With his face fixed on his goal, he willed the boat forward, not daring to look back at … Continue reading Voyage of Discovery – Part 2
It's only a little over a month until Christmas so I thought I'd share the first part of a short Christmas story I have written. I'd love to hear what you think! To Jonathan Smith XIV, only son of the late Jonathan Smith XIII, life in the small English village of Kensworth was terribly boring. Kensworth itself was nothing … Continue reading Voyage of Discovery – Part 1
I have just republished by book under the title of The Kingstone, with new cover art, some revisions and in a smaller format. https://www.amazon.com/Kingstone-M-S-Murphy/dp/1549726978/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Without a doubt, one of my favourite books is J. R. R. Tolkien’s, The Lord of the Rings. I am also a big fan of Peter Jackson’s films based on the story, particularly the Extended Editions (which are the only versions of the movies I have watched). In multiple polls, The Lord of the Rings has been … Continue reading The Stories That Matter
Here is a quote from one of my favourite book (and film) series of all time, J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. It comes from second chapter of The Two Towers when Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli are surrounded by the Riders of Rohan (during their pursuit of the orcs who have captured Merry and Pippin). Eomer … Continue reading “How shall a man judge what to do in such times?”
I am very excited to announce the publication of my first ever novel, Kingstone, a short fantasy story in the style of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Hobbit. It has been some time in the making, and I am very proud to say that it is now available for purchase worldwide on Amazon, in paperback, or as an eBook. … Continue reading Kingstone – My First Published Book!