The Narrator’s opening speech, from The Trace Beginning

As the narrator is my office here,

Hot bold arrivals mine are to declare.

Behold the glories of the modern world!

The populace that ever better lives,

The tamed wild, the unsure but mostly peace:

Once rare gold dreams now succour everywhere.

O for a pen electric, like past bests,

To write bequests of genius and time.

Yet how can sense in still humility

Begin even to dream, to dare, to find

The faintest trace beginning of the rage

To write more words upon already’s page?

Here let us, bowing, kiss submission to

The bracing raced creative calendar.

Here let us not on yesterdays defer,

But to the brazen dawn and prospect hitch

The wonder, love and gamble that seeks Spring.

Forgive, o kind chance audience, the peradventure

Stumbles that a trainee scribe

Makes on the way to verse. Bless hope’s benign

Reception on all this, and let us see

Together whether wordflow glorifies.

Let on it vault the secrets of your mind.

It is not pixels, but imaginings

Together that construct all wonderment.

Where words speak height, then let your vision see

The eagles and thrust flight of majesty.

Now no more introductions, let’s go on.

Let wordflow paint its glory in the air,

And so to a quick story let’s repair.

 

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“I know what beauty is,” from The Trace Beginning

I know what beauty is. I see the light.

I pleasure in the warmths of August, and

I know what good is from an infant’s smile.

Some things I know, I yearn for as the world,

Yet I know not how came they first about.

Things other I know well how they are made:

Created, manufactured, put in place;

With inputs, calibrations, diligence,

Infinities of tiny tests constructing

Processes from which then industry

Puts shoppers’ wants on shelves for daily price.

How make we tiny tests to mould a dawn,

To furnish beauty from not gods but us?

Words have no answer, but it is like love:

The soft caress that suits to every day;

The holding hand which helps unstable way;

The peace when need is silence, cheer when live;

The run when she wants speed, the slow still night;

The water cup in the hot path, or quick

Protection from the unexpected storm;

The years lifelong of pain and care, if they

Are the sole anywhere that love to love,

For happiness to reach, swears fealty.

This here is our pursuit and diligence.

No plan can put such good adjustments in,

Yet a loved lover learns how to go on.

 

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The Trace Beginning

Peter Wynn is a brilliant researcher, whose work may advance medicine and earn his commercial bosses a fortune. Progress is uncertain.

The chief of the company is Malevol. His conglomerate makes all the products of daily life and spans the globe. Ella Penge runs a similar combine, smaller but more competitive.

Peter Wynn falls in love with Jill Magnifica, the sister of Malevol. Malevol sacks Peter. Ella aims to take over Malevol’s business. Jill is between her family and love.

Will the lovers end together, the businesses at peace; and will Peter’s research turn good?

Written as a play in verse.

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Lord Of The Golden Hand (Lorimer Jack adventure 3)

Lord Of The Golden Hand

Lorimer Jack faces a struggle that only one of the ancient gods could overcome. As the new world faces takeover by the old, can Lorimer work with a goddess, to secure the peace of the Middle East?

The golden hand was once part of the greatest idol of the greatest god in Arabia. It has no place in the modern world. But once rediscovered, it has the greatest place in the museum collections of the Middle East. When it is stolen, even the genie armies of the desert are filled with fear.

Faced with his hardest challenge yet, Lorimer builds his boldest stratagem. This time, can he win the reawakened goddess Lilith to his side?

Together can they calm all that has been unleashed?

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Reader reviews of James Bryce books
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Lilith Arise (Lorimer Jack adventure 2)

Lilith AriseLilith, an ancient goddess, is freed again. She raises a genie army in the desert and heads to capture modern Arabia.

The agents of a ruthless multinational reawaken Lilith, to try to have her powers as their own. This time the multinational is more expert than before. Yet Lilith grows too powerful to constrain. She raises a genie army in the desert. Then she leads it towards Dubai and the cities of new Arabia. Never before have the old gods ranged across the modern urban world.

The way to beat reawakened supernatural powers is to awaken greater ones. Only Lorimer Jack knows how.

The genie army is on the march. Lorimer’s time is limited. He must reassert modern peace. If he fails, the cities of the Middle East are going to fall to the genie army and the ancient pantheon.

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“I read the whole book wondering who the killer was” – The Last Ruler Alive

The Ultimate Candidate

Murder picks election winners faster than votes.

The wannabes for taking on the President start electioneering more than a year before the vote. Through the woodlands of New England and the farm plains of the Midwest, they pass the winter, spring and summer all campaigning for the party’s nomination, even before they square up to the mightiest office-holder in the world.

A Senator from Wyoming is the first candidate to be murdered on the campaign trail. Then it’s a retired army general, then a software billionaire. Protection steps up, and still attacks rain down. Soon the choice of candidate may not be down to caucuses and primaries, but how many survive the cull.

It is unknown if this is an assault on policies, on candidates, on the country, or a lunatic’s quest for fame. The pressure on the election’s guardians builds relentlessly, shot after shot. Everyone knows how many candidates there still are, and how long is left until voting day. No one knows who the assassin is, or what he or she represents.

Will the election happen? How far will the gunman go? And how safe is the Oval Office, when this is the way in?

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The Corrected President

Election, disillusion, revolution, jail. A modern President knows challenges her forebears never did.

Modern America has been used to being the richest, most powerful country on earth. It’s a tough job, and year by year it gets tougher. The righteousness, pride and glory come with burdens, costs and pain.

Depression has been running for years. Unemployment is high. There is turmoil in the Middle East, trade disputes between the West and Asia, and money markets start to bridle against the US lead.

The Joint Chiefs fear the nation’s downfall. Political Action Committees can offer funds. The righteous forces muster quickly, and then the President herself is taken into custody. There is no lack of foreign support for the humbling of America.

The United States was born in revolution, and forged through civil war. Now its leader has been unseated in a coup, what force and what values will win through?

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