Welcome to RussellKirkpatrick.com
Russell Kirkpatrick's love of literature and a chance encounter with fantasy novels as a teenager opened up a vast number of possibilities to him. The idea that he could marry storytelling and mapmaking (his other passion) into one project grabbed him and wouldn't let go.
The Fire of Heaven trilogy, published by Voyager in Austalia/New Zealand and Orbit in the UK, is the result of fifteen years of careful world-building.
Russell is now at work on an exciting new novel, The Path of Revenge.
NEW WEBSITE ONLINE[Posted 20-Jun-2012]
NEW WEBSITE ONLINE
It's found at http://russellkirkpatrick.wordpress.com/ and as soon as I can get my domain name pointing at it, you'll no longer be directed to this site.
Thanks for your patience.
New Novel all but finished[Posted 26-Jun-2011]
Here's what you need to know. It's the first of probably a four book series. It's called 'Silent Sorrow'. The tagline is 'The Lizards Are Coming'. It's what I'd call a renaissance fantasy, set in a world making the transition between religion and science. It's easily the best thing I've written. I'm very proud of it!
What can I say, I'm slack[Posted 26-Jun-2011]
OK, so it's been a year since i promised to update this website more regularly. A year in which I have written a non-fiction book (Walks to Waterfalls, available in New Zealand from October 2011) and I'm only 4000 words short of finishing the first draft of my latest novel. More about that in a moment...
From the Journal[link]
But it's not. The sound, the spray, the beauty and the scale of a waterfall evoke feelings of majesty and awe from most of us.
Marokopa Falls, in south Waikato, is no Niagara Falls. But it has its own symmetrical beauty. A short walk from a back road, the falls is said to be one of th...
I've been lucky enough to acquire a pre-release copy of this searing sonic experience. Amputechture is The Mars Volta's third studio album, following on from the challenging De-loused in the Comatorium (2003) and Frances the Mute (2005) and is, in my opinio...
The Right Hand of God
PUBLISHER: Orbit, UK
RELEASED: 3rd May, 2007