Author Clive S. Johnson
epic six book mystery series set within the exquisitely realised ‘created-world’ realm of Dica.
At its heart is a story spanning the millennia
ancient myth and legend to the realm’s turbulent present
– all seen
through the intimate vision of its idiosyncratic characters. These are folk
who’ll become as real to you as friends and family, and whose revealing and
somehow contemporary story will stay with you for ever more.
It’s the kind
of fantasy you might have expected from the pen of Mervyn Peake,
peopled with fully fleshed out characters reminiscent of those so joyously
created by Terry Pratchett. The story at times, though, may seem to owe more to
CS Lewis as it weaves its way through a rich, deep and multi-threaded tapestry
of a plot that would have pleased the science fiction master Olaf Stapledon. And
of course, there’s one character who mustn’t be overlooked, and that’s Dica
itself – so real, immediate and all-embracing that you could be forgiven for
thinking it had sprung from JRR Tolkien’s own hand.
Don’t be misled, though, for this series is entirely Clive S. Johnson – the
author, the poet, the artist. Unique, inventive, idiosyncratic and thought
provoking, this series will push you away from the shores of the everyday
and into a delightful voyage of discovery. You will find wonder, surprise,
and some gritty truths as you’re inexorably drawn into the pure joy of this
rich, poetic and deep tale, so well and beautifully told.
All titles are available
in paperback and e-book formats - click on the cover
then click on the appropriate Amazon link on each book’s
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