Saturday, February 19, 2011

D.P. Prior- The Ant-Man of Malfen

D.P. Prior read Drama, Classics and History at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He studied Mental Health Nursing at the University of Sussex and read Theological Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Western Australia. He is the founder of the online discussion community Mysticism Unbound. He works as a freelance editor and author.

D.P. Prior is the author of the SHADER series, Thanatos Rising, and The Ant-Man of Malfen.

What will readers like about your book?

The Ant-Man of Malfen is the first part of The Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf. It’s a fusion of Sword and Sorcery with some of the elements of contemporary fantasy (in depth world building, tight point of view, and strong characterisation). It’s an easy read for fans of action, but it also starts along the path of a compelling story arc that promises some stunning revelations.

My hope is that it ameliorates some of the tedium of much modern high fantasy, whilst retaining its depth and ability to immerse the reader in a fully fleshed-out world.

Chiefly, though, I hope the readers will like the Nameless Dwarf—he has a few recognisable dwarven qualities (drinking and an axe), but he is rather a unique character in many respects (not least of all his manic depression).

Why did you go indie?

I went indie with my first novel because I didn’t have the confidence in it to approach a publisher. I remained an indie simply because I can write whatever I like and put it before an audience without a gatekeeper. I’m a stickler for quality and enjoy the whole process of re-writing and editing. Just because a writer is an indie doesn’t mean they can’t produce a quality product.

Indie publishing is also growing quite profitable and has started to provide rewards beyond the artistic satisfaction.

Who are your favourite authors in your genre?

Two of my current favourites are fellow indies: C.S. Marks and David Dalglish. I’m also a big fan of David Gemmell, Edgar Rice Burroughs, R.E. Howard, Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp and Stephen Donaldson.


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