But when Europe’s most dangerous meta-human inmate escapes, Rook gets reluctantly pulled in for his first real assignment. Tasked with finding (and scolding) this fugitive before the authorities get themselves killed attempting same, Rook scours the UK on a manhunt his teammates suspect he’s unlikely to walk away from.
Rook finds this less than encouraging.
But he doesn’t need their encouragement.
There’s not much he does need.
Though if they had any ice-cream he wouldn’t say no!
A baptism of fire, knife-fights, coke floats, coarse language and tear gas ensues. There’s also blood.
And in no short supply.
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Castling distinguishes itself by staying relentlessly on-point. it was written to entertain, to amuse. Thus I’ve forced to stop myself getting too bogged down in the science or over-complicating the prose with flowery language. Every line of dialogue is crafted to prompt a smirk and every set piece was built to thrill.
it’s perfectly fine trying to get a message across, or challenge readers with interesting notions. But never forget, reading is for leisure!
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Sit down and think what you would really want from your ideal book.
If you could read any hypothetical work of literature, how would it read.
This is obviously a very personalized view. But the truth is, if you’re thinking it, others will be too!
So just jump straight in.
But refine, refine, refine!
Not all your ideas will be gold. And that’s alright. Just remember a paying customer will primarily want something they can pick up and digest without struggling overmuch with your choice of language.
To say Jack writes for a living is perhaps misleading. To say he scavenges the mind’s recesses for unlikely, if palatable, ways of relaying meticulously detailed carnage is certainly fairer.
Similarly, one could in truth depict him as a games journalist, film critic and technology analyst. A copy editor. A freelancer. That said, bolting on the prefix ‘cheeky’ for each term would work wonders for the statement’s overall accuracy.
Castling marks his first foray into the world of published fiction. Clinging true to the adage ‘write what you know’, it’s a series seething with sardonic jibes, emotional immaturity and inventive mayhem.
To understate, and somewhat drastically, Jack really hopes you enjoy it.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Primarily a love of martial arts! Though a growing frustration with the standard of dialogue and action in Science Fiction was a contributing factor too.So I though, rather than lament the absence of witty, action packed, bite sized slices of Science Fiction, why not pick up a pen and get cracking.
Months of frustration, broken keyboards and relentless spell-checking later, Castling was born.