Pentad and the REAL Wizard’s Handbook

There are five of these guys. Wizards of the old school. Merlin’s the boss. Trouble is, Legend says they were good. 800 years later, no one’s heard of them. So, out to prove their worth. The Pentad are coming. You have been warned.         Their...

About Author Ron Shears

He was born in 1935 in Kent, England, and grew up in Bomb Alley during WW2. He served a 5-year indentured apprenticeship as a Compositor, Typographer. Top sportsman, played in a semi-pro soccer league as an amateur, declined to turn pro for a League club – meant breaking apprenticeship. Met Patricia, an Art Student at age 17, married in 1957. They have a daughter, two sons’ eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He left a print after 11 years to start a roof tiling and slating business, eventually employing 52 trade’s men. Nine years later, lost a fortune to bad debts when oil price increased 400% in four days. Builders large and small went broke, taking him with them. Some years later, he migrated to Australia. Broke, did building...

Where the Devil says Goodnight.

Back-Door survival in the harshest environment on Earth. WWII spun into top gear for this European aristocrat after being accused of spying and sentenced to 10-years. Days before the 23rd birthday, she falls from a block of ice-covered slatted cattle wagon into the crisp, freezing Siberian snow. The buzzword in the Gulag is surviving.  Five thousand five hundred mostly innocent ladies subsist in the brutal, cold conditions. Some have been here since the 1911 Revolution. The needle on the Richter scale of misery has set new records. This lady was a great friend of Ron’s, and she trusted him with her incredible...

Through the Keyhole

There is something for everyone here in my first original and unique collection of 16 short stories. Humour, Drama, and fact. Michelle Good-editor said. ‘You have an exciting collection of stories; it’s fascinating how much you have experienced and the stories you have learned from others. I don’t see why they shouldn’t deserve to be shared with the world. I also think that you write in a manner that is lovely to read; it feels like we’re sitting in the same room telling stories over a log fire. Virgin Dancers humour, true. There goes my Knighthood true. The Vase. true.  ...

The Legend and Adventures of Tae & Kwon.

An adventure beyond time. There is a Legend of the Ancient Kingdom and a deadly combat art inscribed on cave walls and lost to history. Now a Dark Force has found the cave and released its Evil Fighters in a Power and Profit quest. But Two Young Heroes will emerge from the cave to pursue the dark force and carry the ancient battle into the 21st century. A Prince. A Princess. Another Time. One Mission. They are not alone. But when there’s no-one in sight, the region hums with the echoes of a great civilisation that disappeared long, long ago. Weak and exposed in appearance, but powerful when unleashed. One’s reactions may start afterwards, but the response arrives there first. Yuh Niuy  ...