Hi. I am David Burrows and I thoroughly enjoy writing as much as I do reading. I love reading both Fantasy and Historical Fiction and find a great deal of similarity between the genres, especially books about Rome, Egypt or Saxon Britain where there are great battles, a smattering of politics, superstition, and gods etc.
My favourite authors are Tolkien, George RR Martin, Michael Sullivan, Simon Scarrow, Bernard Cornwell, Brent Weeks, Ian Irvine, David Gemmell, Weiss and Hickman and many more. I was greatly influenced by the Silmarillion, which is a bit like marmite for most folk: you either love it or hate it. I loved the grandness of the tale. It is quite morbid as famous and beautiful Elvish houses topple, one after another. There is also glory, as an example a human leading the elves to disaster against the first dragon. There are also amazing chapter titles such as The Battle of Unnumbered Tears. Wow, so moving.
Writing is not easy and I found myself on one occasion, completely stuck. I had written my characters into a corner and could not see a way forward. I refused to backtrack and several months later, inspiration struck. It was like reading someone else's book. I really enjoyed that moment and often wonder where the idea sprang from.
I do think my writing, or at least my story telling, has benefited from life experiences. I served in the Territorial Army so understand comradeship and hard times in the mountains in snow and ice. I was also in Regia Anglorum as a Saxon warrior. I have fought in a shield wall and sheltered under my shield in an arrow storm, I have also stood in front of a one hundred horse cavalry charge, which was terrifying, especially given that one horse skidded into our line and hurled a chap next to me tens of yards from the line.
I wrote my books when my wife was pregnant with our two sons. She allowed me time to write as she struggled with later stages of pregnancy!
My books have done well with several really good reviews, including a Gold Award on Readersfavorite.com 2010 and Book of the Month on Sfbook.com, Like the Silmarillion I also get negative reviews, but all reviews are genuine and none derived by badgering family members.
I do hope you take time to read my books and enjoy them as much as I have. Thanks for visiting my site. Feel free to contact me via links below.
David Burrows Fantasy Author
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