Sunday 28 November 2010

Latest Excellent Fantasy Review

This is the latest review from

two bits of good news: Start the journey home tonight and the latest review on my book: This is the most captivating fantasy work that I have read in the last 10 years. The tale starts as a simple adventure but soon runs into magic, parallel worlds, dragons and souls connected through time and space. If you like your fantasy with twists and turns written with a refreshing originality, then this is the book for you.

Sunday 17 October 2010

Brilliant reviews, keep them coming :)

Many thanks for the brilliant reviews. The books are clearly very popular amongst the fantasy community. Check out the latest review on

Legacy of the Eldric (Book 1 of the Prophecy of the Kings)

Legacy of the Eldric is pure escapism, a high fantasy novel that manages to entertain from beginning to end with an easy to read narrative, interesting characters and intelligent world building, I highly recommend this novel to any fan of fantasy fiction. 

In Legacy of the Eldric he has certainly achieved his aim; the characters are memorable and the plot is fast-paced and exciting. It is an opening chapter in a series that I look forward to reading the mid and end parts to. This is solid fantasy; exactly what a fantasy doctor would order for those looking for an enjoyable escape from reality, fans of Tolkien, Hobb and Moorcock will love what they find here. Definitely recommended. 7.8 out of 10

Dragon Rider (Book 2 of the Prophecy of the Kings)

Dragon Rider. The plot itself moves forward quickly and keeps the pages turning, one of the real strengths of this series is the emphasis on plot and character development with less time spent on the long background, world building that can sometimes stall the flow of the narrative. There are enough twists and turns to keep the interest and as with Legacy of the Eldric, the novel is very well written with a flowing script that is both refreshing and easy to read. Dragon Rider manages to achieve the difficult task of improving on it's predecessor (no mean task) with a sweeping tale of high fantasy that will keep you hooked until the very last page.  

Tumarl is an excellent addition to the already strong cast but the most outstanding moment of the book was the long and brutal battle of CarCamel. The author impressed here as he focused as much on the little man as the hero. The narrative cleverly switched between many characters as the battle waged on and we experience death and loss, bravery and cowardice through the eyes of many differing people. Dragon Rider moves the story along well and brings the story to a very interesting knife's edge. This novel will whet the appetite nicely for the conclusion in Shadow of the Demon. 7.8 out of 10

Shadow of the Demon (Book 3 of the Prophecy of the Kings)

The trilogy is a highly enjoyable series of books to read. If you were looking for comparisons in style and substance then the late Professor Tolkien and the wonderful Robin Hobb would come close. Indeed, The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien was responsible for awakening David Burrows’ interest in fantasy and this in turn led to the author attempting to create a story featuring bold characters and intriguing plot. This aim has certainly been achieved. 7.8 out of 10

Shadow of the Demon is triumph of high fantasy, a rich, rewarding end to a phenomenal series and should not be missed. 

Keep the reviews coming, they mean so much to me. I would love to hear from you and to help this happen I have created a Facebook Group's page;!/group.php?gid=122804761106404

I am back in the UK for 1 week starting from the 20th October so feel free to contact me :)

Friday 8 October 2010

Hi all from down a hole

Fell down a ditch last night so feeling rather embarrased and bruised. I wasn't even drinking which makes it worse. Gorgeous night though with plenty of stars.

Sunday 19 September 2010

Fantasy Novel Gold Award

Good news! The Prophecy of the Kings has just been awarded a gold award on - check it out at

I am very pleased with the award and it crowns June's book of the month on Science Fiction and Fantasy. I should travel to exciting places more often. :)


Sunday 18 July 2010

Saturday 10 July 2010

latest review

The above is the review from book 3 from the Editor of Science Fiction and Fantasy. A cracking review:

Shadow of the Demon is triumph of high fantasy, a rich, rewarding end to a phenomenal series and should not be missed.

I was greatly pleased by this. Check out the rest of the review by clicking the link above

Good reading


Sunday 27 June 2010

New review

Another great review. Check out Science Fiction and Fantasy web site,

The books have merited 5 out of 5 stars for Books 1 and 2 and I'm looking forward to the review for book 3.

If you like fantasy then Prophecy of the Kings could be just for you.


Saturday 19 June 2010

Cracking fantasy review

I've had another good review, this one from Antony at science fiction and fantasy:

The list of reviews is growing and they consistently recommend the books. If you are a fantasy fan, they may just be right for you.

David :)

Saturday 12 June 2010

New website

Check out my new website at

Read sample chapters, a synopsis and reviews. The reviews are pretty good so far and to show they are genuine you can follow the link back to the original review.

Thursday 3 June 2010

Trials and Tribulations of a Self Published Author

I am giving a presentation about my experiences getting published. Check out the link above for the venue details and timing. 22nd June!

Saturday 15 May 2010

Maidstone, Waterstones, book signing

My first book signing went well. Many thanks to all those who attended and especially the staff who made this possible. I went in 'fantasy kit' but my sword was on the other side :(

Saturday 8 May 2010

New Review

Check out the Waterstone's review of my book at

Unfortunately they have tagged it against the first edition, even though they had the second edition. I will correct that.

Saturday 24 April 2010

Book signing

On Saturday the 15th May I'm holding a book signing signing of The Prophey of the Kings at Waterstones book shop, Fremlin Walk, Maidstone, between 10:00 and 12:30. Everyone welcome.

Sunday 4 April 2010

Second Edition of The Prophecy of the Kings

The second edition of The Prophecy of the Kings is finally out in the UK. To celebrate I am giving copies away both on and Sign up and win a free copy.