Throughout his life, Ian has loved good tales - whether in the form of novels and short stories, TV shows, movies, comics or video games. He likes fast-paced adventures, strong and unusual characters, gritty action and twists he wasn't expecting. Being taken away into the realm of someone's imagination has always appealed to him and has driven him to create realms of his own.
His debut novel, PARADISE EXHUMED, was released in February 2015 – a murderous whodunit thriller, set in modern-day Britain, with a pair of investigative reporters hunting a brutal and seemingly unstoppable killer. PARADISE EXHUMED is the first novel of the Ray Hammett Thriller series.
For his second novel, Ian released the first part of a war-torn action fantasy: ERA OF DARKNESS – VOLUME I : THE APOCALYPSE BEGINS. This has been followed by three Short Tales From The Era Of Darkness: BLOODFURY & FEAR, OUT OF THE LIGHT and THE FATE OF LUMINAR. A spin-off series of Era Of Darkness Novellas began with SURVIVAL I: SLAUGHTER AT GHASTAR.
Ian’s third novel is a dark horror tale. GOD OF WAR is a story of cause and effect, in which events two thousand years ago have terrible repercussions today. In Ancient Britain, during the Roman Occupation, an ambitious man seeks to create ‘something special’ for Nero’s gladiatorial arenas. In modern-day Britain, a group of cavers discover the results of Roman endeavors... and find themselves hunted by a monstrosity that kills both to feed and to satiate its sadistic desires.
Future projects include the conclusion of ERA OF DARKNESS, VOLUME II: EXTINCTION, and a range of Horror Short Tales.
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GOD OF WAR
Roman greed and ambition created something almost two millennia ago.
That creation still lives – starving, lusting for blood, eager to inflict suffering and carnage...
During the Roman Occupation of Britain, Gaius Pertinax embarks on a quest to provide “something special” for Nero’s gladiatorial arenas. The ever-worsening consequences of his actions will threaten his life, his sanity and even his soul...
A group of modern-day cavers discover the results of Gaius Pertinax’s ancient endeavours. They are trapped deep underground... Running out of food, supplies and power for their lights... Hunted by a behemoth worse than their darkest nightmares: a gigantic creature that kills both to feed and to satiate its sadistic desires...
Is there an escape from this subterranean hell? Can the God Of War ever be stopped..?
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God of War is a well-written, descriptive and enthralling page-turner, that's not for the faint-hearted. The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next and who would survive (or not).
The characters, both ancient and modern, were fleshed out and believable. I can't say I liked all the characters, but then they weren't all supposed to be likable.
A great book my a new-to-me author - I will be adding more books from Ian Thompson to my to-read list.
I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.