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Trent Jamieson

Trent JamiesonTrent Jamieson is an Australian Fantasy writer, and winner of two Aurealis Awards. Trent works as a teacher, a bookseller, and a writer, and has taught at Clarion South where he was described as “the nicest guy in Australian Spec Fic” which shattered the reputation he was trying to build as the “Hard Man of the Australian Writing Community”. Here’s Trent Jamieson‘s website.

The Nightbound Land

The Nightbound Land — (2011-2012) Publisher: Shale is in trouble — the creature-filled darkness known as the Roil is expanding, consuming the land, swallowing cities whole. Where once there were 12 metropolises, now only 4 remain. It’s up to a drug addict, an old man and a woman bent on revenge to try to save their city — and the world. File Under: Fantasy [ End Of The World | The Darkness Approaches | Addiction | On The Edge ]

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Roil: Inventive but disappointing

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Roil by Trent Jamieson

The land of Shale is in trouble. The Roil, a wave of darkness filled with unnatural monsters, is sweeping across the continent, engulfing everything it encounters. Out of twelve cities, only four remain standing. Humanity is fighting back in every way it can, but internal divisions between political factions increase the chaos, and more and more it seems like the end is nigh. It’s up to a drug-addicted boy, a young woman out for revenge for the death of her parents, and a man who may be thousands of years old, to try and stop the inevitable....

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More books by Trent Jamieson

Death Works — (2010-2014) Publisher: Steven de Selby has a hangover. Bright lights, loud noise, and lots of exercise are the last thing he wants. But that’s exactly what he gets when someone starts shooting at him. Steven is no stranger to death — Mr. D’s his boss after all — but when a dead girl saves him from sharing her fate, he finds himself on the wrong end of the barrel. His job is to guide the restless dead to the underworld but now his clients are his own colleagues, friends, and family. Mr. D’s gone missing and with no one in charge, the dead start to rise, the living are hunted, and the whole city teeters on the brink of a regional apocalypse — unless Steven can shake his hangover, not fall for the dead girl, and find out what happened to his boss — that is, Death himself.

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Story collection:

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsReserved for Travelling Shows — (2006) Publisher: Reserved for Travelling Shows. Twenty-three stories that explore the nature of love, loss and hope in worlds distant and familiar. A girl in a black dress at the end of the universe. Romance blossoming within a bottle grande. Carousels dancing in a single drop of blood. A clockwork citadel that haunts a man with his own mortality. A ruby slipper launched in the shadow of Jupiter. With his debut collection, former Redsine editor, Trent Jamieson, takes us from the streets of decaying cities to the edges of an everchanging universe. These are bittersweet and haunting tales that resonate with a wonderful sense of humanity.