Martyn Stanley is married to his wife, Rachael, and has two young children and a black Labrador. He lives in a small village on the Staffordshire Cheshire border and is employed full time as a manager at a small manufacturing unit. He has always been interested in writing. "The Last Dragon Slayer" is his first novel, and his second, third and fourth books, "The Verkreath Horror", "The Blood Queen" and "Rise of the Archmage" (along with other planned books), form part of the "Deathsworn Arc" series.
He has also authored the 'Lambton Worm' and 'Return of the Worm Slayer' a re-telling of an old English folktale and a sequel.
His most recent releases are, Deathsworn Arc: The Temple of the Mad God, Deathsworn Arc: Lady Death, The Isharian Hoard and a subversive YA vampire novel called 'Ofelia;.
He has long been a fan of Terry Pratchett's "Discworld," and it was partly due to his love of this fantasy series, that he wrote his own "epic fantasy" books. Unlike Terry Pratchett's work, his books have a dark tone and address some adult themes, including questions of faith and moral philosophy.
Martyn has many other varied interests. He completed his Open University degree in Science and Creative Writing in 2019, the course material of which has helped provide inspiration and ideas for his books. After securing a Distinction in Advanced Creative Writing, he went on to win a 1st Class Honours Degree.
Martyn is interested in video games and gaming culture, particularly fantasy adventure and role-playing games. He enjoys playing the guitar, and spent a few years in a rock band during his miss-spent youth! Besides this, he has an interest in martial arts, and although no longer practising, due to family commitments, he holds a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo. This is something he would like to resume doing, time permitting!
- JoinedMarch 2, 2014