Greetings all,


Welcome to Stories From The Cave.  If you’re a fan of dark, gritty fantasy with a touch of the mystical, ala David Gemmell and Joe Abercrombie, or if you’re interested in writing and the kind of shenanigans that go on in a writer’s life, then you’ve come to the right place!


My name is Anthony Mitchell, bestselling* author of debut novel and SPFBO 2018 entrant, The Ember Child.  Here, you’ll find new and exclusive stories set in the world of Domanska, where the Ember Child seeks to reclaim his throne, plus articles and blogs relating to my writing journey and more general life experiences.


Follow the links below to access the areas you’re interested in.


So have at it, friendos!  And don’t be afraid to get in touch.


Welcome to the Cave!


*Confirmed Bestselling Author in my house, at least – with my book sales easily outstripping those of my wife, my daughter, and our dog, the Mighty Thor.

Excerpts from current projects, previews of upcoming releases, and short stories to whet the appetite, all set in the world of The Ember Child.

Monthly progress reports and articles on writing tools, plus documenting the journey from novel idea to manuscript submission.

Bloggings on the real world, documenting the trials and tribulations life throws at a thirty-something-year-old writer.  Plus anything else that tickles the fancy.

Reader Reviews

Here are a few of the reader reviews found on the Amazon product page for The Ember Child, Anthony Mitchell’s debut novel and the first in the Godsbane Trilogy.


Were they all written by the author’s friends and family?  There’s only one way to find out.  Grab yourself a copy and give it a go.  Then leave a review yourself to help remove any doubt!

Ms. J Hemingway

"Top read! Not my usual genre but it totally gripped me, creating a range of emotions from really shocked and upset to elation. Well worth a read ☆☆☆☆☆"

Robert Cliff

"The opening sequence grips from the start and draws you into an epic, fast flowing tale of heroism and deceit. The author creates a world where heroes and gods intertwine beautifully."

A Kindle Reader

"The book has a gripping plot which carries you along and encourages page turning but is much more than that. Different layers gradually appear leading you to question your ideas and initial beliefs.”

The Ember Child - Out Now

The Blurb

In a world where gods hold dominion over the lives of mortals, two men have the strength of will to forge their own destiny.


The first is Halasan; the determined, sixteen-year-old heir to a fallen kingdom. Believed to be the Ember Child spoken of in prophecy, he has spent his life in hiding, training for the day he can return home and reclaim his father’s throne.


Set against him is Coren, the Lucian Emperor, who once forged the greatest empire the world has ever seen and now spends his days trying to hold the fragile union together. He dreams of a world united in peace and prosperity, but Halasan’s existence presents a danger to that ambition. The boy’s claim will mean war unless Coren can stop his rebellion before it takes hold.


Thus begins the race for the city of Danara, where one man hopes to free a nation, the other to save an empire. Only one can succeed, but not even the gods can say who it will be.


For these men are the Godsbane, and their actions will shape the course of history as gods can only dream.

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