Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2019 by Jim St Ruth

Sorry for the lack of updates, but it’s been a bit of a hectic year!

I’ve finished the edit of Darkness Fell and The Demon’s Sceptre, and it’s now ready for submission. The next step is researching prospective agents and, in the meantime, work on the second book is coming along well. Featuring the same world, but with different characters a few months after the events of Darkness Fell, it’s an exciting project to work on.

I’ll post an update as soon as I start submitting… thanks for reading!



Darkness Fell: Update

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2018 by Jim St Ruth

Thanks to a brilliant day at a Guardian workshop in London, I’ve decided to have another pass at Darkness Fell and The Demon’s Sceptre, with a view to submitting the novel to literary agents. So, I’ve withdrawn the eBook from sale, though those that have bought it should still be able to find it in their e-libraries.

Please stay tuned for updates!

Darkness Fell and the Demon’s Sceptre

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by Jim St Ruth

The year is 2020.

Darkness Fell is a witch who doesn’t want other people to use magic. She’s always clearing up the magical messes and mishaps that others leave behind. She saves lives, and she’s the only one that can stop evil from creeping into our world. She’s the person that stands between us and the darkness.

When she believes that her father’s journal has been stolen from a high security vault in London, she knows she must stop the thief before the journal’s dangerous secrets cause untold damage. Enlisting the help of Nathan Boyes, the star reporter of the London Evening News, she discovers a trail of death and destruction that leads them into the frozen wastes of Europe and beyond.

They face a ruthless and determined enemy who will stop at nothing… but who exactly is this enemy, and what power does the mythical Demon’s Sceptre hold?

As time runs out, only one thing is clear: the fate of the world is at stake.

“Darkness Fell and the Demon’s Sceptre” is a near-future fantasy eBook.