Updated: Sep 8, 2021
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN DE MODE OF LITERATURE (Vol IV, Issue XXII) | Article Published on: 4th Sept 2021 | www.demodemagazine.com
Perusing is a lovely experience, independent of season or time. Reading by the seashore on a warm summer evening is a joyful encounter. Be that as it may, the best inclination is the point at which you sit inside a sweeping fortification, taste a cup of hot cocoa, and read a decent book when it is pouring outside.
In case you are an avid reader too, you will know how it feels to sit in a perusing alcove enclosed by a comfortable cover and read a decent book. Most of us love reading sci-fi books, thrillers at one point or another. With love, we have aggregated a rundown of 10 extraordinary books to read on a stormy day. Additionally, we have painstakingly picked each book from an alternate genre, so you will be able to pick your top choices.
1. "MIRROR WARS: DOUBLE JEOPARDY" - BY AUTHOR ALAN BAYLES
ABOUT THE BOOK
A failed military experiment. A global conspiracy spanning decades. Two worlds colliding. 12th September 1932 a failed military experiment opens the doorway to a parallel world and an ancient empire with ties to our world.
90 years later Detective Inspector Dave Barnes is summoned to investigate a murder in the quiet English village of Langley Park. Along with his friend and colleague, Detective Sergeant Andrew Jenkins begins an investigation that uncovers some startling facts. Inspector Barnes is soon joined by Professor Claire Tulley, a history professor who has a personal stake in the investigation. Along with Constable Wendy Cooper, they begin to uncover evidence of corruption going not only all the way up to higher echelons of the British Government, but evidence of a global conspiracy spanning decades. They are soon embroiled in a fight for not only their own survival but also for the fate of the world against an oddly familiar enemy. As two worlds collide, an ancient inhuman force waits in the shadows… Whoever wins… humanity loses!
I love the idea that there is another version of me somewhere in a mirror reality, who could be doing the same thing as me, or something completely different as me. Growing up, I always dreamed of becoming an Astronaut but unfortunately, as life usually does, reality got in the way. I like to believe in another reality another version of myself achieved his dream and is looking at his Earth from orbit. I have always wanted to write a book that either incorporated my love and fascination with the multiverse or something based on my childhood fear of mirrors. My initial idea had been to write a one-off novel involving a creature from another dimension who used mirrors to attack and kill people. - Alan said.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - ALAN BAYLES
Alan Bayles is the author of Mirror Wars: Double Jeopardy. His debut novel is a fantasy conspiracy thriller. The first is what he hopes to be an original and popular trilogy. Born in Hartlepool in 1970. He lived in Langley Park, Durham, England until 2006, when he moved to Northern Ireland. He married his wife, Monica, in 2007. As a child, he began his education at a Primary & Junior School and then attended Fyndoune Comprehensive in Sacriston up until he was 17. Alan studied to be a Medical Secretary at New College Durham from 1991 to 1993, after graduating he worked as a Medical Secretary for 11 years before his move to Northern Ireland in 2006, where he worked as a Medical Secretary in Belfast City Hospital and then as a GP Receptionist until 2020.
Alan was 12 years when he fell in love with fantasy fiction when he read Alan Dean Foster’s Spellsinger. A short time later he read his first horror novel – James Herbert’s The Rats – Not only terrified him but contained a scene that stayed with him for years and inspired him to one day write a book. It was then that he had made a pact to himself, if he were to write a novel, he would include a scene as a respectful homage to James Herbert, which he is proud to say he has been to do that with his novel Mirror Wars: Double Jeopardy. Along with James Herbert, his other favourite authors are Stephen King, Clive Cussler, Dean Koontz, Audrey Niffenegger, and Neil Gaiman. In April 2020 he found he had a lot of time on his hands, along with his love of fantasy and science fiction he finally took the huge step to write his first book – Mirror Wars: Double Jeopardy – which contains nods to some of his favourite authors & TV shows that have ignited his imagination over the years. He has also used his “experiences” of being a twin to help write about evil doppelgangers!
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2. "SENTINALS SERIES - I, II & III" - BY AUTHOR HELEN GARRAWAY
ABOUT THE BOOKS
The Sentinal series is an epic fantasy series set in the world of Remargaren. A world suffused with ancient magic and adventure.
The first book Sentinals Awaken which introduces Jerrol Haven, a captain in the King’s Rangers who discovers treason at the highest levels. As Jerrol flees for his life, he is rescued by a vision of the enigmatic Lady Leyandrii, a goddess who, according to legend, once saved the land of Remargaren from malevolent wild magic users known as the Ascendants by raising a veil to nullify their power and exiling them. Now, with signs that her veil is weakening and the Ascendants are creeping back into power, she has returned and is in dire need of Jerrol’s help. For though he doesn’t know it, Jerrol possesses a rare gift: By chance, he touches a revered Sentinal tree and awakens Birlerion, one of the Lady’s personal guards who has been sleeping in the strange, tall trees since they were last called to battle.
The adventure continues in the second book, Sentinals Rising. Having rescued the king from the clutches of the malevolent Ascendants, Jerrol knows they haven’t stopped their scheming. While trying to learn more about the mysterious Sentinals he woke from a three-thousand-year sleep, he has to defend his king and country from further magical attacks.
Sentinals Justice, the third book in the series takes us to Elothia. Having thwarted the Ascendant's attempt to destroy the nomadic Families of Terolia, Jerrol travels to Elothia as King Benedict’s ambassador for peace in an attempt to divert war. Arriving in Elothia, Jerrol discovers that a new duke is in power, the young and untried son of the duke he was expecting to meet. Not only that, the Ascendants stand at his shoulder and direct his generals to wage war. Jerrol attempts to convince Grand Duke Randolf not to go to war, but the Ascendants will not release their grip so easily and the final confrontation looms.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - HELEN GARRAWAY
Helen Garraway lives in the leafy royal borough of Berkshire in the UK and has been writing about the world of Remargaren, a fantasy world of her creation, since 2016.
An avid reader of many different fiction genres, a love she inherited from her mother, Helen writes high fantasy stories where she creates her own world and populates it with amazing characters and adventures. When she has time, she also enjoys paper crafting and scrapbooking as an escape from the pressure of working as a Product Manager. Having graduated from the University of Southampton with a Degree in Politics and International Relations, she remains an active member of their alumni.
Having ventured into the world of self-publishing, Helen has now published two books with a third scheduled to release in September 2021. Sentinals Awaken, released in October 2020, was Helen's debut novel, which was followed by Sentinals Rising in March 2021, and Sentinals Justice to be released in September 2021.
The adventure is not over though and will continue in the fourth instalment which will take us to the Island Empire of Birtoli and will r