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Writing name for: David Rain
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1 y separately published work icon The Translation of Bastian Test Tom Arden , Stafford : Immanion , 2005 Z1388808 2005 single work novel science fiction adventure

'On a rocky Scottish coast lies Castle Drumhallurick, ruinous home of a long-lost laird. But who is the reclusive millionaire who has taken over the castle? And what is it that links him to a fantastical alien world, circling the faraway star system of Antares? It is 1926, and a horrifying scientific experiment is about to unfold, altering forever the life of a boy called Bastian Test. For all his life, Bastian has been kept in seclusion, shut away from the world by his eccentric artist mother. Now, after her sudden death, Bastian learns that he has a guardian he has never heard of before, and a mysterious destiny that lies in wait for him on the rocky shores of Drumhallurick.'

Source: Publisher's Blurb

1 y separately published work icon Nightdreamers Tom Arden , Surrey : Telos , 2002 Z1401076 2002 single work novella science fiction

'Perihelion Night on the wooded moon Verd. A time of strange sightings, ghosts, and celebration before the morn, when Lord Esnic marries the beautiful Lady Ria. However, Ria has other ideas, and flees through the gravity wells which dot the moon to meet with her true love, Tonio. When the Doctor and Jo arrive on Verd, drawn down by the fluctuating gravity, they find themselves involved in the unpredictable events of Perihelion.

But what of the mysterious and terrifying Nightdreamers?

And of the Nightdreamer King?'

Source: Doctor Who Guide ( Sighted: 5/8/2011

[The Doctor is the Third Doctor.]

1 y separately published work icon Shadow Black Tom Arden , Abingdon : Big Engine , 2002 Z1388797 2002 single work novel fantasy

A gothic-style novel set in England in the 1950s, Shadow Black involves a naive young girl, a crazy old woman, an avant-garde artist, and a newspaper magnate who keeps his wife, a former Hollywood star, a prisoner in his remote Elizabethan mansion.

1 y separately published work icon Empress of the Endless Dream Tom Arden , London : Gollancz , 2002 Z1388778 2002 single work novel fantasy

'Long ago, the mysterious bearers of a golden, magical jewel retreated to the Lamasery of the Winds, high in the mountains. Then came the avalanche. Many think the lamasery has been destroyed. Others know the truth is stranger by far. Caught between dimensions, its powers persist and grow. But are they powers of good -- or welling, insidious evil? Returning at last to his rightful kingdom, Prince Jemany faces the final conflict in his desperate battle to reunite the sacred Crystals of Orok and defeat his evil rival, the anti-god Toth-Vexrah, whose campaign of conquest is now almost complete. In an icy, midwinter city, ravaged by terrorism, brutal murder and impending war, Jem struggles for clues to his last, most mysterious, and most powerful prize, the searing, sun-like crystal of the sky god Agonis'.

Source: publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Sisterhood of the Blue Storm Tom Arden , London : Gollancz , 2000 Z1388773 2000 single work novel fantasy

'In a time lost in legend, the Isles of Wenaya were united in worship of Javander, goddess of the seas. From her fantastical palace beneath the waves, Javander presided over a caste of priestesses, linked in a thrumming psychic web. Then the web was broken, Javander's people turned to false gods and the priestesses who once served her so well become the Sisterhood of the Blue Storm . . .

'Ten boys on the cusp of adulthood arrive on the empty tropical island of Xaro to undergo their Manhood Trial, an age-old ritual meant to build character as they leave their childhood behind. They thought they could survive alone. But that was before the killing began. That was before the Blue Storm.

'To this island of dark magic come Jem and his companions, pursuing their mystic quest for the long-lost crystals of the Orokon, desperate to find Javinder's blue jewel before Jem's evil rival, the anti-god Toth-Vexrah, gets there. Never has the quest been so perilous.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Jo Fletcher Books).

1 [Review] Granta No. 70 Tom Arden , 2000 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 226 2000; (p. 8)
1 The Volvax Immersion Tom Arden , 1999 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Interzone , May no. 143 1999; (p. 31-37)
1 1 y separately published work icon Sultan of the Moon and Stars Tom Arden , London : Gollancz , 1999 Z339635 1999 single work novel fantasy 'For generations, the Sultans of Kal-Theron have held their desert realm in a cruel, implacable grip, but now, as a ruthless invader threatens, not even the Sacred Flame may save the ancient empire'. Source: bookseller's website.
1 y separately published work icon The King and Queen of Swords Tom Arden , London : Gollancz , 1998 Z189188 1998 single work novel fantasy

'Jem, the true prince of Ejland, sets out on the second stage of his quest, seeking the mystic crystals of the gods. On the run, Jem heads for the city of Agondon where he hopes his new guardian will guide him to the green Crystal of Viana. But Jem must decide if his guardian is good or evil'.

Source: bookseller's website.

1 The Indigenes Tom Arden , 1998 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Interzone , October no. 136 1998; (p. 31-36)
1 The Orokon Tom Arden , 1997-2002 series - author novel fantasy
1 1 y separately published work icon The Harlequin's Dance Tom Arden , London : Gollancz , 1997 Z254836 1997 single work novel fantasy

'The first in a five-book sequence of fantasy novels, this book is a quest fantasy set in the mythical kingdoms of the El-Orok. The Orokon is a circle of five mystic crystals which embody the powers of the ancient gods. Only two people can find the cystals: the enchanter Toth-Vexrah and Jem'.

Source: bookseller's website.