"Tarley Hillis, a Junior Guard of the centuries old Arben Bridge, has yearned and trained for the job her entire life. It is one of the most coveted and dangerous roles in her city of Miraylia yet no one in the world knows what the bridge and its guardians have been protecting for all this time.
For the past six months guards have seemingly been disappearing into thin air and neither the government or even the bridge's Head Commander know why or where their people are being taken.
Tarley takes it upon herself to solve the mystery and in doing so finds out so much more about the bridge, her city and its secret history than she could have ever imagined."
About the Book
The Arben Bridge is my debut novel and is now available as a paperback or an e-book, via Amazon.
I had the idea for the book in a dream (I know how wanky that sounds) years ago but for some reason I didn't want to develop the idea. It wasn't until 2014 when I was finishing a different book that I realised this nugget of an idea just wouldn't go away and so it was time to start jotting down a few plot lines and characters.
I'm so glad I did because I'm really happy with the finished product and, although reluctant to admit this because I'm British and female; proud of it. I just wish I'd got my arse into gear sooner!
You can order the book below and, if you enjoy it, I would be very grateful if you could please leave a review.
I’d really recommend this if you’re a fan of fantasy.
"I enjoyed the way that Rees has combined the old and the new - hover cars and communication by hologram, mixed with old fashioned magic and sword fighting. It felt very different from other fantasy worlds I’ve encountered."
This is one of those books that I couldn’t put down.
"The pace of the novel just builds and builds to such a great boiling point, and the characters are really well developed: I adored Tarley, the main character, and was rooting for her throughout."
I'm wondering...will there be a sequel?
"I adored this book, I was really invested in the characters and was surprised at how good the twists the and turns were in the novel. I particularly loved the ode to Welsh heritage within the locations and character names."
Cover Art by Becky Sandy Art & Illustration
I am very lucky to have an extremely talented friend in the form of Becky Sandy. She created my wonderful book cover and specialises in pet portraits, but as you can see, she is multitalented!
Becky approached the cover with an enthusiasm and kindness that made it clear she was going to deliver something wonderful. As someone who isn’t remotely artistic, I relied on Becky to pick out key moments from the book that would translate to a striking cover and when she first suggested The Queen’s Gate as the main image, I knew we were onto a winner.
Click below to visit her website.