My books


A dying world,
a fugitive princess
and a journey beyond the
limits of the human experience…

ELADRIA is my first published novel; an action-packed epic combining fantasy and science-fiction with a twist of metaphysics. Exhilarating and thought-provoking, ELADRIA is an emotionally-charged adventure packed with twists and turns.

Click here to visit my website and learn more about ELADRIA.

ELADRIA is now available to buy in paperback and ebook format!

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Endorsements and advance reviews for ELADRIA…

“This guy knows how to write. I’ve had the privilege to review his work, and he’s going to be big. From page one he fully captured my imagination with vivid worlds and wonderful characters and settings. ” – Harrison Davies, author of The Aduramis Chronicles

“This story simply makes my heart sing as the meaning of human existence is brought to our attention in this beautiful, richly and intensely woven tale.” – Patricia Iris Kerins, Voice of the Magdalenes

“A really well paced and exciting story. The characters are three dimensional and they grow, change and develop as the story progresses. The descriptions set up the feeling of alien lands nicely and the story gets into the action straight away. It hooks the reader immediately and keeps them hooked until the end.” – K. K.

“Well written, in a very popular style. Its pace and interest grab is immediate.” – M. B.

“I expected the usual swords-and-sorcery-type fare, but was pleasantly surprised by the combination of fantasy and sci-fi. The narrative moves along swiftly without bamboozling with too much information, and the dialogue is excellent. The endorsement is absolutely spot on – this guy does know how to write.” – D. C. J.

Prior to the publication of ELADRIA I released a couple of free short stories, available to download in various formats, including Kindle, ePub and PDF. These stories serve as a prelude to the novel, introducing readers to the world of Tahnadra, establishing the backstory and setting up various elements that will be expanded upon and resolved in the book.

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Artan is a young man with a secret. He has the ability to read people’s minds and hear their thoughts. Struggling to survive in a war-torn, poverty stricken town, he’s been using his newfound power to cheat in casinos; a game that soon backfires when he gets caught. But the worst is still to come. In the middle of the night, the town comes under seige by marauding Ha’shon warriors. Artan is forcibly taken from his home and led on a journey that will change his life – and the fate of his world – forever.

Download the story for FREE from Smashwords in multiple ebook formats


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Young Princess Eladria is devastated to learn that her mother has been officially listed as missing. Extensive planet-wide searches by the Royal Military have failed to yield a trace of the queen. Shocked that her father seems to think she won’t be coming back, the willful seven-year-old sneaks out of the palace and prepares to embark on a desperate quest to find her missing mother. It’s a quest that’s fated to end badly, but a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger could mark a turning point in the princess’s life…

Download the story for FREE from Smashwords in multiple ebook formats

My second novel, THE KEY OF ALANAR, is due for publication Summer 2015. Stay tuned for more news. It’s a project I’ve been working on for two decades and will always be my first love. I can’t wait to share it with you.


My first nonfiction book is my version and commentary of THE TAO TE CHING.


I have already published most the verses on this very blog, but this is a beautiful illustrated paperback edition which combines all 81 verses and commentary (also available in Kindle format and other ebook formats). Click here to read more about it!

Purchase the book on  or any other Amazon! Also available on Smashwords.



11 thoughts on “My books”

  1. What???!!! You have a book – and I had no idea about…this weekend I shall spend time at your blog and read more of what you have written! Cheers.

    1. Thanks Shaheen! I do indeed, my second novel but first to be published — release date is 31st May. really excited, getting my head into gear now to start some promo and marketing. A lifelong dream come true 🙂

  2. Hi dear Roy. I got only too delighted to find your website. I found out almost all those precious gems i had been seeking for so long a time. I perused every word that you had written about Tao Te Ching. Much to my chagrin, there were only commentary on 48 parts. I’ll be really thankful if you put the remaining parts into your page.

    1. Hi Saber, thanks for your lovely message. I appreciate the kind and supportive message! Glad you enjoyed the Tao posts. I have been on blog hiatus for a bit, but the remaining verses have been written and I will get to posting them on here soon 🙂 thanks for reading!

      1. Thanks a million Roy. I got extremely glad to hear the news of seeing the remaining parts of your commentaries here in no time. I am waiting impatiently to digest the other parts. To be frank, it was around two or three months that I was visiting your website frequently to find out more of your pithy sentences but to no avail. I am pretty aware of the fact that you have been very busy within over the previous months. You have had a big influence on my overall outlook towards the vast universe. It is a really great blessing when one meets a like-minded mind on the course of the road he/she is taking towards oneself.

      2. Wow, thank you Saber, I’m delighted that my site has been of such inspiration to you. I can’t ask for greater feedback than that! 🙂 The past year my blog posts have been quite few and far between, largely due to writing projects, and spending my time studying and introspection. I intend to write more now though and get back into a regular blogging habit. Really glad that I’ve been able to inspire and help you. Thanks so much for the lovely messages – it really does give me the motivation to keep writing and sharing with the world 🙂

  3. While I was going through your posts, in a few parts you had mentioned Vedanta and the particular way it had molded your way of life. If possible, could you please elaborate more on Vedanta? As a matter of fact, Vedanta is something new for me. I’ll be very thankful if you show and open the door towards Vedas for me. How is it possible for me to kick off my journey through Vedanta? Are there any particular books that might open the windows towards this seemingly spectacularly beautiful world of Vedanta?

    1. Vedanta has been an amazing gift to me! I’m so grateful that I finally came across it. I started with my teacher James Swartz’s book ‘How to Attain Enlightenment’, it has a slightly flippant sounding title but it’s an incredible, life-changing book (at least it was for me). It presents a complete overview of the entire teaching. He’s a gifted teacher and unlike most western teachers he is the real deal and not out to make money out of it. His website has a huge amount of free articles, books, and audio, and videos on youtube. His book is something that takes a bit of time to study and digest. He is releasing a new book which covers the same topics but is written in a simpler, easier to read style, called ‘The essence of enlightenment’. I think it will be released quite soon. Another great book for beginners to vedanta is called ‘Advaita made easy’ by Dennis Waite!

      I’m also going to be writing a series of articles explaining the teaching step by step in an easy to understand way 🙂

  4. A huge thank to you Roy. I’ll do my best to get the recommended books in no time. I know that they will more than repay the effort of reading them.

    1. You’re most welcome. They are amazing books, great entry points into a sublime teaching/means of liberation that has been kept remarkably pure throughout the centuries…a gift to mankind most definitely 🙂

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