The Ravenglass Chronicles audio edition is now available!

Embark on an epic audio adventure with The Ravenglass Chronicles audiobook series. Immerse yourself in a world of magic, intrigue, and hidden secrets.

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Embark on a magical journey like no other with the audiobook release of The Ravenglass Chronicles epic fantasy series, now available on Audible!

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🎭 Meet Kat, the Reluctant Heir…

Kat is destined to rule a brutal empire, but her heart yearns for a different path. Torn between royal duties and her magical destiny, she must navigate a world of wyverns, messenger boys, and mysterious Guardians to uncover the truth behind her powers and her family’s hidden past.

🔮 Unravel the Secrets of the Tarot…

Inspired by the enigmatic world of tarot, Jon Cronshaw weaves a rich medieval tapestry filled with magic, intrigue, and adventure. The Ravenglass Chronicles omnibus collection includes all twenty-two novellas of this best-selling series, perfect for fans of epic fantasy who crave hidden magicfound families, and reluctant heroes.

🎇 Will Kat Choose Love or War?

As Kat faces the choice between true love and an arranged marriage, she must confront the secrets of her father’s death and the tangled web of deception that surrounds her. With only a wyvern and a messenger boy as allies, can she unlock her powers and bring peace to her kingdom?

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Crucible of Shadows – chapter one (excerpt)

Experience the thrilling world of assassins and dark fantasy in Jon Cronshaw’s “Crucible of Shadows.” Fast-paced action, witty banter, and a dangerous gang await in this gripping installment of the “Dawn of Assassins” series. Perfect for fans of roguish fantasy.

Greasy sweat coated Fedor’s back and neck as he stared half-focused at the Rusty Sail’s back room wall. Peeling gloss revealed bare pine beneath, the wood’s knots and whorls shifting and expanding in time with his heartbeat.

His eyelids drooped again and the top of his head pressed against the wall behind him as a wave of pleasure washed up from the base of his spine, triggering sparks inside his skull, bliss mushrooming in his mind.

He breathed in another mouthful of smoke, its metallic tang setting his teeth on edge and unmooring his thoughts.

His muscles softened.

Burning flooded his lungs, the heat melting him to wax.

The pipe slipped from his fingers and his head flopped down onto the cushion, his eyes flickering shut, his breaths shuddering.

Something like liquid hands enclosed him, soft and warm and comforting and endless. The edges of memory caressed him—his mother holding him close to her chest, her cheek resting on the top of his head as she rocked him to sleep.

He floated in a pool of yellow light for a long time as colours danced around him, splashing him with love and beauty, every wish fulfilled, every problem, every worry, every anxiety no more than a distant contained dot, no more than an ant trapped under a jar.

The images subsided, melting into yellow warmth, dislocated from time…from everything.

His limbs disappeared, allowing him to drift—a formless self in the endless yellow nothing.

He became aware of another sensation, a sensation beyond his body, beyond the yellow.

A hand, a real hand, two hands. It gripped his shoulder, both shoulders, and shook him away from that place.

His eyes snapped open.

He focused on a familiar face for a second, tried to form a curse, and closed his eyes again.

Words struck his ears as if heard through deep water.

A slap to the face shifted his awareness.

Pain. Stinging. Heat.

He opened his eyes slowly, his hand drifting up to his throbbing cheek, and he met Lev’s glare with one of his own.

“Mate, what the fuck? How many times?” Lev’s features came in and out of focus. “Get up.”

Fedor’s head wobbled to the side and he mumbled something half-formed in his mouth. He just wanted to drift, to return to that place of bliss. If he closed his eyes for long enough, it would all go away—the memories, the pain—all of it would seep into nothing, become one with the endless yellow.

The shakes came again, this time harder.

He looked around the room at the other men and women staring at him and he met Lev’s gaze.

Lev reached down and hoisted him to his feet.

For a moment, he feared he might continue up through the ceiling, and float off through the lower city and into the clouds, joining the balloons and wyverns and seagulls as they glided on the breeze.

“Mate. Look at me. Mate.”

His attention latched onto Lev.

“No. Keep bloody focused on me.”

Fedor closed his eyes and sank back to the cushion.

Another slap came to his face.

He found himself standing again and tried to wriggle out of Lev’s tight grip. But his arms did not move in the way he wanted. “Leave me alone,” he slurred. “Leave me here.”

“No. You’re coming with me.” Lev cupped Fedor’s face in his hands and held his gaze steady, those dark pupils burrowing into him. “You can’t stay here.”

Fedor stared at nothing.

The slap came again and his focus shifted back to Lev and his breath, tinged with whisky.

“Look at me, you fucking dickhead.”


“I said, look at me. You need to focus.” Lev gestured to the door, his words slow and clear. “I am taking you home. Do you understand?”

Fedor gazed longingly at the cushion, his focus catching the play of light down the length of the pipe.

Lev jerked him in a twist and marched him from the back room and into the main bar.

A thin man in a robe blocked Lev’s path and offered him a chequerboard smile. “Brother, your friend shouldn’t be taken like this.”

Lev drew his club and held it out with one hand, his hold on Fedor remaining firm. “You going to fucking stop me, mate? You want me to knock a few more of those teeth out for you?”

The man stepped forward, reaching for Fedor.

Lev shoved him back against the bar.

“Thirty-three, mate. This is a fucking thirty-three.”


“I’m taking you home.”

Unable to protest, Fedor gave a weak nod, and allowed Lev to lead him away.

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Journey into the Unknown: How Tarot Cards Can Help Fantasy Readers Discover New Realms

Discover the magical connection between tarot cards and fantasy literature. Unlock hidden realms, explore characters, and enhance storytelling. Dive into the world of tarot for self-reflection, personal growth, and connecting with fellow fantasy readers.

Tarot cards have long been associated with divination and prediction, but they can also be a valuable tool for fantasy readers looking to deepen their understanding of the characters and themes in their favourite books.

Here you’ll find seven reasons why fantasy readers should learn to read tarot cards, including how they can help with self-reflection, personal growth, and storytelling.

So, let’s dive in and discover the magic of tarot cards for fantasy readers:

1. Tarot cards offer a unique way to connect with fantasy literature. By learning to read tarot cards, you can gain a deeper understanding of the archetypes and themes in your favourite fantasy books.

2. Tarot cards can help you to explore the different aspects of your own personality and character. This can be especially valuable for readers who are trying to connect with their favourite characters.

3. Tarot cards can be a powerful tool for self-reflection and personal growth. They can help you to identify patterns in your own life and to gain a better understanding of yourself.

4. Learning to read tarot cards can be a fun and rewarding hobby. It’s a great way to explore your creative side and to learn more about yourself and the world around you.

5. Tarot cards can be used to explore different worlds and dimensions. This can be especially valuable for fantasy readers and writers who are looking to expand their understanding of different spiritual realms.

6. Tarot cards are a great tool for storytelling. They can help you develop your own plots and characters, and to create your own fantasy stories. (I used them to write my series, The Ravenglass Chronicles).

7. Finally, learning to read tarot cards can be a great way to connect with other fantasy readers. You can share your knowledge and experiences with others, and learn from others as well.

Learning to read tarot cards can be a valuable tool for fantasy readers and writers alike. It can help you to gain a deeper understanding of the characters and themes in your favourite stories, to explore the different aspects of your own personality and character, and be a powerful tool for storytelling.

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