Karen Davies


I was born in the wilds of Yorkshire or ‘the North’ for all you southern types/those with a ‘thing’ for Game of Thrones. I somehow blagged a 1st in literature and have worked variously as an actor, a scaffolder, a teacher, and until fairly recently, a theatrical prop maker — Look on my (past) works ye mighty and despair!

I have a lifetime membership of Club Nerd and play all manner of computer/console games as well as the unplugged varieties which I sometimes review for SFcrowsnest. I also review books n’ stuff. As if that wasn’t enough to prove I’ve earned my platinum geek credit card, I practice medieval martial arts (occasionally on horseback) I larp, read comics and wargame.

Interesting (?) factlets

I once fell down the highest mountain in Taiwan and was shown out of the jungle by a couple of tribesmen in exchange for a packet of cigarettes.

I have been taught to wrestle by ‘Crybaby’ Jim Breaks. I’ve been stabbed in a knife fight and I’ve got the scar to prove it.

Keeping me off the streets and (mostly) out of trouble is my partner, Ewan, ably assisted by our kids, three dogs, and one very grumpy cat.


Breed. Fox Spirit Books.

After Breed, a Guild Blade of small renown, is chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss and hunted by a ferocious spider-like arrachid assassin life really takes a turn for the worst. Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one-handed priest magician, Breed must find the hammer of the ancient hero known only as the Hammer of the North within a year and a day… or else.



Red Knight. Anachron Press.

A thousand years have passed since the Clan Lords and the Fey commanded dragons and raised mighty citadels. The remnants of their ancient power lie dormant and a new conflict threatens the kingdom of Antia. King Daris rules a peaceful and prosperous land, but his conniving brother Jerim covets the throne and civil war looms. But there are worse threats to Antia than mere human greed.


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