General details

  • Soulfire

  • Savill

  • Paul Savill

  • Male

  • English

In short

  • I was an Australian bank manager, but now I'm teaching English in China. If it gets any stranger than that, I'd love to hear about it!

    My youth was spent buried in fantasy novels. I was fed a steady diet of Tolkein, Donaldson, Brooks and Feist. Modern fantasy hasn't touched me the way older fantasy novels did. I never really connected with Harry Potter, or Game of Thrones. Maybe it's my age, or maybe the genre has changed. I pine for the epic fantasy that started with Tolkein. Where has it gone?

  • I just made the final editor's desk on Authonomy! It's a shame the site is about to close. Oh well, at least I get a Harper Collins review ...

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, Sci Fi/Fantasy

    Non-Fiction: Business/Money, Home & Garden, Popular Science

  • Anything by J. R. R. Tolkein
    Anything by Stephen Donaldson, especially the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
    Terry Brooks, especially the Shannara trilogy.
    Raymond E. Feist, especially the Riftwar Saga.
  • Three Kingdoms (translated)
  • Anywhere will do.
  • Wait, you mean I have to write more than one? What does trilogy mean again?
  • Fiction: Sci Fi/Fantasy

  • The boyfriend, or husband, of any elf.
  • Damn it. See above. Maybe they should combine the books/authors question.