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M J Owen

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Country: United Kingdom
Favorite book: David Gemmell's Legend
Member Since: Apr 23, 2012

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Legend's Challenge

by M J Owen
Posted: Jul 9, 2012
Re-live and re-tell the stories that made us fall in love...
Tags:mythology, legend, heroes, greek, sword, british, competition, challenge, roman, norse

They Bring The Thunder

Novel by M J Owen
Posted: May 16, 2012
There was a time when the gulf between man and god was...

Writing Portfolio

The Anti-Trauma Initiative (Award Winner)

Short Story by M J Owen
Posted: Aug 11, 2012
A selection of letters taken out of the Anti-Trauma...

Legend's Challenge

by M J Owen
Posted: Jul 9, 2012
Re-live and re-tell the stories that made us fall in love...

They Bring The Thunder

Novel by M J Owen
Posted: May 16, 2012
There was a time when the gulf between man and god was...


Short Story by M J Owen
Posted: May 15, 2012
Part 1 of 3. The red waste is endless, the chain is...

Prophecy of the Phoenix

Poem by M J Owen
Posted: May 9, 2012
Prophecy of the Phoenix... from the 'War of the...

Unholy Witness

Short Story by M J Owen
Posted: May 2, 2012
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into...

My Name Is Jack.

Short Story by M J Owen
Posted: Apr 27, 2012
Over 100 years after the original events, Jack the...

Hello all. Welcome to my Booksie.



Very little to tell you about myself really. I am a massive fan of both reading and writing. I can't remember the last time i didn't have a book or two on the go. I'm really only into fantasy novels, although that genre could include almost anything. Basically I'm interested anything with that bit of supernaturally spin to it. Nothing else really grabs my interest. Apart from Bernard Cornwell, who is such a fantastic writer I can't help but enjoy his work.


My favourite book of all time is David Gemmell's Legend. For anybody who is into heroic fantasy novels and hasn't given this a go yet, believe me, it is the pinnacle of the genre. I love everything David Gemmell has written. I'm also a fan of George RR Martin, who's work I read long before HBO jumped on board. The Wheel of Time is, in my eyes, the greatest fantasy epic of all time, by Robert Jordan.


When I joined Booksie, it was to share my work with other people and allow other people to share their work with me. For the short time Ive been on the site I have read some fantastic stories. I'm open to all read requests, as long as you guys take into consideration whether or not I'll enjoy it. It would also be appreciated that you read some of my work beforehand.

I like to keep myself busy. That means lots of writing and lot's of reading. My current undertakings are;



Currently reading:

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson. Verdict: Classic

A Darkness at Sethanon. Raymond E. Feist. Verdict: Good.

Just finished:

Frankenstein. Mary Shelley. Verdict: Classic

Prince of Thorns. Mark Lawrence. Verdict: Great.

Dark Moon. David Gemmell. Verdict: Brilliant

The Desert Spear. Peter V Brett. Verdict: Brilliant

First Chronicles of Druss the Legend. David Gemmell. Verdict: Exceptional

The Stormcaller. Tom Lloyd.  Verdict: Good.

The Last Guardian. David Gemmell. Verdict: Brilliant

Reviews for all the books are on my Blog.



They Bring The Thunder (Spell's Challenge). Progress: Steady.  

Untitled short story. Progress: On Hold.

The Anti-Trauma Initiative - Progress: Finished!

 Awards and Recognition.

Judge, Jury and Executioner of the  Legend's Challenge  .

1st place for Mikey CD's Humor me, I DARE YOU!!!!! challenge. -  The Anti-Trauma Initiative.

My Challenge!!!

And so that's it. After months of writing and days of reading the  Legend's Challenge  comes to an end. What a challeng it has been. Everybody who has been involved has given it their all and I'm just sorry that there were so many who were unable to get theirs in.

Below are the triumphant winners. I'll be giving thoughts and feedback on all the entrants real soon, as well as a detailed review on each of the winner's pieces.

A big thank you to everybody who took part. This has been hugely enjoyable and, as much as I look forward to getting back to my own writing, I'll really miss pestering you guys for your entries. The original plan was to only FAN the winners, but everybody has earned a FAN request as not one of the entries was below standard.


1st place goes to:

1. Phaedre Bardsong - Robin Hood - If Life is a Game

Robin Hood - the man known for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor - continues his never-ending quest of fighting the Sheriff of Nottingham. Only this time, it brings together new and rather unaquianted players to finish the grand Game the Sheriff has set...

2nd place goes to:

 Rhapsody - Beowulf. - A Hero's Honour

In lands and times long since relegated to fairy tales and myths, life was simple; ruled by a single code – the code of honour. A man without honour was no man at all. There is only one law that supersedes that of a man’s honour, and not for any other reasons than that an honourable man is too scared to say otherwise.
This is the Law of a Woman.


Best Character goes to:

John Stark - Spartacus. - Libero for Deopus.

Acanthya is the largest and most beautiful city the world has ever seen. Their technologies astounding and their army unbeatable. Under the ground, Acanthya is composed of thousands of intricate tunnels where the slaves and fighters rule themselves. Deopus is a fighter, taken from his home and forced to see his wife and friends die, he has become one of the best in the arena.
But when things go wrong and Deopus is faced with the consequences of his actions, him and his friend ,Pythos, see themselves forced to make a choice between staying in captivity or fighting for freedom.

Thank you to everybody who is getting involved in the challenge and all who have taken the time to read one of my stories.

Goodbye... and goodluck



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