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James Barclay - Author

About the Author

James Barclay is in his thirties and lives in Maida Vale. In addition to writing novels he is an advertising manager for a leading city investment house.
 

Featured books by James Barclay

Heart of Granite

Heart of Granite

Author: James Barclay Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2017

The world has become a battleground in a war which no side is winning. But for those determined to retain power, the prolonged stalemate cannot be tolerated so desperate measures must be taken. Max Halloran has no idea. He's living the brief and glorious life of a hunter-killer pilot. He's an ace in the air, on his way up through the ranks, in love, and with his family's every need provided for in thanks for his service, Max has everything ...right up until he hears something he shouldn't have, and refuses to let it go. Suddenly he's risking his life and the lives of all those he cares about for a secret which could expose corruption at the highest levels, and change the course of the war. One man, one brief conversation ...a whole world of trouble ...

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Heart of Granite

Heart of Granite

Author: James Barclay Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2016

The world has become a battleground in a war which no side is winning. But for those determined to retain power, the prolonged stalemate cannot be tolerated so desperate measures must be taken. Max Halloran has no idea. He's living the brief and glorious life of a hunter-killer pilot. He's an ace in the air, on his way up through the ranks, in love, and with his family's every need provided for in thanks for his service, Max has everything ...right up until he hears something he shouldn't have, and refuses to let it go. Suddenly he's risking his life and the lives of all those he cares about for a secret which could expose corruption at the highest levels, and change the course of the war. One man, one brief conversation ...a whole world of trouble ...

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Other books by James Barclay

A Treatise on Education

A Treatise on Education

Author: James Barclay Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2018

A Treatise on Education

A Treatise on Education

Author: James Barclay Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2018

Elves: Beyond the Mists of Katura

Elves: Beyond the Mists of Katura

Author: James Barclay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Thousands of years ago the elves were enslaved by the Wytch Lords. Murdered in their thousands, worked to death in slave gangs and divided against themselves, the wounds inflicted by man run deep - and elves have very long memories. Two of them - Auum and Takaar - led the rise against their enslavers, and united their people against men in order to free their nation. Now Calaius is at peace ... but that doesn't mean their nation is safe. Men need their help. The Wytch Lords have rallied, men's magic has grown more powerful, and their politics have become altogether more dangerous. Especially now: one of the mages has created a spell, called Dawnthief, which has the potential to destroy all living things on the planet. All four magical colleges are fighting to seize it and, in the background, the Wytch Lords have schemes of their own. Schemes which involve crushing the elven nation for good. Whoever seizes the spell, it places the elves in tremendous danger. But can Auum and Takaar overcome their differences and work together to save Calaius? And even if they can, is it not already too late ... ? Find out more on his website, www.jamesbarclay.com, or you can follow @barculator on Twitter.

Elves: Rise of the TaiGethen

Elves: Rise of the TaiGethen

Author: James Barclay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2012

THE ELVES ARE ENSLAVED Calaius is occupied by an implacable, relentless enemy. The great elven cities are little more than prison camps. Elven slaves are forced to destroy their beloved rainforest to harvest timber for their masters. The enemy has no mercy, no honour and little skill in battle. The enemy is Man. Those few elves who remain free are fragmented, in squabbling factions, and they must unite before they can take a stand. Many believe that the battle is already lost, but Auum is not one of them. He knows Men's numbers are great but their tactics are weak; he knows Men think the Elves are already beaten; he is convinced that his people must fight now, or see their race destroyed. Takaar disagrees. He believes Elven salvation lies in unlocking their magic, not in fighting pitched battles against Man. He is determined to save his people too, but his tactics are entirely different ... and if some Elves must die now to ensure Calaius will be free of Man in the future, it's a sacrifice he is willing to make. The Elves must choose their sides. Whatever they decide, victory will win their freedom ... and failure will mean extermination ...

Raven eBook Collection

Raven eBook Collection

Author: James Barclay Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2011

All seven books detailing the legend of the Raven Mercenary band, now collected in one bundleContains seven fantastic novels: DAWNTHIEF, NOONSHADE, NIGHTCHILD, ELFSORROW, SHADOWHEART, DEMONSTORM and RAVENSOUL

Elves: Once Walked With Gods

Elves: Once Walked With Gods

Author: James Barclay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2011

The elves have fled to Calius, seeking to escape the overwhelming power of the demonic Garonin. A desperate last stand in their own dimension saved the race, at the cost of 100,000 elves lost to the Garonin. The elf who led that fight, Takaar, is blamed for the losses and has gone into hiding. Now the weakened elf race is tearing itself apart in civil war, human mercenaries have arrived in Calius and are ripping the continent apart. Only one elf can unite the elves. And only one elf believes in him. A young warrior named Auum sets out to bring back the shamed hero and save the elven race. James Barclay's ELVES trilogy will tell the whole story of his immortal elven race, and will appeal to all fans of Tolkien and fantasy - this is a uniquely entertaining take on a fantasy staple perfect to bring new readers to Barclay. And old readers of James Barclay will welcome a return to one of their favourite creations and will also love seeing one of their favourite characters again - the Tai Gethan warriror Auum destined to be one of the Raven.

A Treatise on Education

A Treatise on Education

Author: James Barclay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2010

A Treatise on Education

A Treatise on Education

Author: James Barclay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2010

Ravensoul

Ravensoul

Author: James Barclay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009

The Raven: The final stand. NOT EVEN DEATH CAN STOP THEM. The Unknown Warrior has spent last ten years mourning his dead - those of the legendary mercenary band, The Raven, who fell in battle. As the reluctant ruler of Balaia, he has also presided over the gradual recovery of his land after the devastation wreaked by the Demonstorm. The other survivor from The Raven, Denser, has spent those years rebuilding Xetesk to be the dominant college of magic. But something is wrong. The Elves are fleeing their homeland, as rumours of the dead coming back to life ... of something that has so terrified the spirits of the dead that they are returning to Balaia. And amongst them are The Raven's fallen. The legendary band are together again - just in time to face a battle that cannot be won ...

Dawnthief

Dawnthief

Author: James Barclay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2008

Chronicles of the Raven: One ELITE, UNSTOPPABLE ... AND HIRED TO DO THE UNTHINKABLE The Raven are an elite. Formed of six men and an elf, they're swords for hire in the wars that have torn their land apart. For years their only loyalty has been to themselves, and to their code. But that time is coming to an end. The Wytch Lords have escaped and The Raven find themselves fighting for the Dark College of magic, on a mission which soon becomes a race for the secret location of Dawnthief. It's a spell - one created to end the world - and there's a danger that someone is going to use it ...

Shadowheart

Shadowheart

Author: James Barclay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2008

Legends of the Raven: Two ONE BATTLE TO FINISH THEM ALL. The conflict between Balaia's four colleges of magic has blazed into furious, dangerous life. The Dark College, Xetesk, faces an alliance between Lystern and Dordova, while Julasta remains crippled without its link to Balaia's Mana flow. And so the armies mass one last time. The Raven are caught in the flames of war. Three of the legendary mercenary band are dead; one struggles with a burgeoning power that could herald a new world - or destroy the old. They all have promises to keep: to lost friends; to the enslaved Protectors; to the dragon, Sha-Kaan. They will keep the faith. They will fight - and they will triumph. It's what they do.