Following a horrific experience at Verdun, Private Tommy Catkins – shell-shocked and suffering head injuries – is sent to a mysterious island hospital in Wiltshire, where he is subjected to the primitive treatments of the era.
But the island appears to be a portal to the enigmatic land of Onderwater, where lives a race of blue-skinned people with tails.
Will Tommy be tempted by Onderwater, or will the love of Nurse Vann pull him back to reality, and recovery?
“One of the most inventive and imaginative fantasy writers I know of…” Teresa Edgerton
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Written thirty years ago, and first published by Gollancz in 1990, my first novel has new editions in print and ebook:
Keepers of the Peace
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Jed Brindle is an alien. At least, that’s what they call him on Earth. He’s really a colony-bred soldier – augmented with cyborg implants – with the Extraterran Peacekeeping Force, fighting for control of what used to be the United States.
When he and his squad are sent behind enemy lines on a kidnap operation, it isn’t long before things start to go wrong. Marooned in the desert with two wounded comrades and his quarry, Jed’s mission becomes not just a struggle for survival but also a journey to rediscover the quiet, reliable farm boy he was before he became a machine for killing.
“It has been several years since a first novel has grabbed me the way Keith Brooke’s Keepers of the Peace did. It’s a well-crafted, very personal look at the way war changes (and doesn’t change) a kid from the sticks … It is smooth, clean and elegant; a very straightforward book whose writing recalls the 1950s Heinlein, telling the tale without getting in the way.” (Tom Whitmore, Locus)
Also just out: new paperback editions of my 2nd, 3rd and 4th novels
Expatria: Amazon US – Amazon UK
Expatria Incorporated: Amazon US – Amazon UK
Lord of Stone: Amazon US – Amazon UK