|About the Book|
IMPORTANT – AUTHOR’S NOTETo anyone familiar with my other books, please be aware that The Doors of Destiny is not a thriller. This book is a fantasy tale, written many years before I started to write thrillers and horror.One reader asked: ‘Did youMoreIMPORTANT – AUTHOR’S NOTETo anyone familiar with my other books, please be aware that The Doors of Destiny is not a thriller. This book is a fantasy tale, written many years before I started to write thrillers and horror.One reader asked: ‘Did you get the idea from Harry Potter?’ No, I didn’t. This book was originally started in 1991, but for personal reasons (well known to those closest to me) was not finished for another three years. I have never read a Harry Potter novel, so if there are any similarities to be drawn in any part of this book, they are wholly coincidental.When I wrote this book it was not with any commercial profit in mind. So if I have strayed from whatever genre you may imagine this book to be written in, I cannot apologise. This book was written for fun, not profit. So you may love it, you may hate it, but please don’t try to categorise it above fantasy.This book, for very good reason, is dear to my heart. So if you do hate it, try to be nice in your comments.THE BOOKAstrice is a student at the Castle of Learning- sure of his future as Court Magician to the Kingdom of Syntobia once his time at the Castle is done. One day Astrice is called to the Master Magician’s chambers, to be told that his destiny is not what he perceived it to be, and that to find his destiny he must first find travel through the Eternal Garden to find the Doors of Destiny.In the Eternal Garden, where nothing is ever quite as it seems on face value, Astrice meets Sir Cyril Pentarganon, the cowardly Knight- Spike Dog, the tenacious terrier- Norman, the talking tree and the terrible Foodles, nasty little balls of orange fur that eat everything in their path (to name but a few of the many characters encountered by Astrice).He has almost given up on ever finding the Doors of Destiny when his fate is revealed to the man he has become on his travels. Through adventure and friendship, join Astrice and his friends as they search for the Doors of Destiny.