Dirt - A New Fantasy
Dirt Series one - Out NOW!
Start your journey on the world called Dirt right now with
Series One, Book One FREE!
The stunning Fantasy series is here, very nearly! Four amazing books that will draw you in, make you laugh, cry and fall in love with heroes and dragons all over again. Start with Dirt, then continue the story with Bloody Dirt and The Fight for Dirt.
PLUS, read the novel Hope, continuing the story and laying the ground for Series Two.
Dirt - Book 1
And so begins the incredible saga that will take you from a simple story of rescue to a world encompassing story of freedom, love, friendship and war!
Johnson Farthing is a tall, strong, nineteen year old who has been pushing a cart around the coastal town of Wead-Wodder since he was young and he and his sister and were orphaned. Poverty and shifting other people's dirt is just about his entire life, aside from his sister Rustina. Beer is a luxury and so has food been at times. They are about as poor as you can get and still have a roof. His current job is much like all the rest of his jobs have been over the years; he is digging a hole.
"I told Truk you would be slacking off the minute he turned his back," shouted the old fool, Barkles, who sold greasy vegetable pasties from a dusty stall on the corner. "Young people can't be trusted, I told him. I was right too."
"Shut your face, Barkles," Johnson shouted back as he grabbed his coat from his hand cart and put it around his shoulders to ward off a faint chill in the sea breeze. "I have been down that hole every day non-stop for nine days, and you know it too, since you have been feeding me your disgusting pies for most of them."
"Pastries, slacker. Not Pies; Pastries."
"I thought pastries were just posh pies?"
"Well, yours ain't posh. So they are definitely just pies."
"Ain't seen you complaining!"
When Farthing wakes the following day to find his sister has gone missing from the Prelate's Palace where she works as the lowliest of maids, and might have been kidnapped by slavers along with the Prelate's daughter, his life turns completely upside down.
Now he has to race across the huge Prelate's Sea and across the continent of Bind in the company of a beautiful Sea Dragon, Fren-Eirol, and a so-called Finder with the ridiculous name of Weasel.
Johnson Farthing is young, he is strong, he is angry and he is completely out of his depth. Will his natural humour, his strength and determination be enough to find and rescue his sister and the Prelate's Daughter, Precious Hearting? And even if he succeeds, is he truly prepared for what he and his friends will have to face as their world crashes down around them?
Learn more at the Website
A World Called Dirt is no ordinary book website.
Dirt is a complex land of humans and dragons, empires and tiny countries, politics and religion that creates a beautiful backdrop to the incredible saga.
In The Abbey, you will find character written articles on everything you would want to know about the continents and the people. This evolving resource will be continuously updated with maps, sketches, essays and character profiles, plus pronunciation guides and notes from the author.
With sections protected by spoiler warnings, you can learn as much as you like without spoiling your enjoyment of the books.
Dirt - Series One
Dirt - FREE!
The opening of the entire saga, Dirt tells the story of Johnson Farthing as he races across the ocean to rescue his sister Rustina with the help of the beautiful Sea Dragon Fren-Eirol and the annoying magician Weasel. Read More
The system of Prelatehoods on Dirt at its best consignes most of its citizens to poverty, at worst, it ties them up with an oppressive ideology. The fight back begins here. Read More
The Fight For Dirt
The war grinds on as Henry and Tekkinmod battle in the north and the friends plot to beat both of them and free the continent. But something is wrong with the dragons. Something terrible. Read More
The War is over and for some a new life is starting in the far south of Bind. But this is Dirt and there is always someone who is empire building. This time it is up to Farthing not to fight, but to help them all escape. Read More
Yona and the Beast - FREE
A beautiful short story about the slave called Yona and a huge Calliston
Yona was cold and so were all the others. Shut in a freezing room in a hall buried in a gorge in the North Hoar Ridge, she knew she had two possible fates: She would die here or be forced to work in the mines. That much they knew.
But then, as those around her were beginning to succumb to the cold, a young man smashed down the door and told them they were free.
So begins the incredible tale of Yona and the Beast as the slaves escape across the huge continent of Bind on an incredible Calliston, a giant beast.
This free short story relates what happens to a few characters that we met briefly in Dirt, book one of the Dirt Fantasy Epic. But you do not need to read the main books to enjoy this small offering. It is completely standalone and can be read on its own.
This wonderful tale is free at Smashwords and selected stores