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Richard Herley

Full Name: Richard Herley
Gender: Male
Hometown: Watford, Hertfordshire
Born: 1950-04-25
Number of Works: 9
I was born in England in 1950 and educated at Watford Boys’ Grammar School and Sussex University, where my interest in natural history led me to read biology; but from my earliest years English had been my “best” subject, and shortly before my final exams I decided to try to become a professional writer. The job of the artist – in whichever medium he or she works – is an important one, since, conscientiously practised, it helps us to make sense of ourselves and the world.

Authorship is not an easy path to follow. I continue to work at the craft and marvel at its subtlety. I prefer a conventional storytelling framework. This offers the greatest potential for the writer: a reader who wants to know “what happens next” is the most receptive and stands to gain the most of all.

ISBN: 0345358759, 9780345358752
Keywords: colony, penal
Pages: 320
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0688029205, 9780688029203
Keywords: trilogy, pagans, arrow, stone
Pages: 209
Published: 1978
  • Rating: 60%

Stone Age England. The ancient, nomadic way of life is coming to an end; the agricultural revolution has begun. When the farmers of Burh attack the sleeping nomad tribe, Tagart is the only survivor. Twenty-five and heir to the chief, his sole inheritance now is his tribal honour – and it demands revenge. His ally is the forest itself: that, and his own ingenuity, courage and hunting skill.
ISBN: 0345343255, 9780345343253
Keywords: trilogy, pagans, lord, flint
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1985
  • Rating: 60%

This novel of intrigue, violence and betrayal in the land of our Stone Age forefathers is a magnificent successor to the author's The Stone Arrow. Here, spurring the Flint Lord's drive for conquest, is his passion for his beautiful, decadent sister, a drive and a passion which lead inexorably to catastrophic consequences.
ISBN: 0586066187, 9780586066188
Keywords: earth, goddess, lord, flint, stone, arrow, pagans
Pages: 650
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 80%

This is Richard Herley's trilogy The Pagans, comprised of The Stone Arrow, The Flint Lord, and The Earth Goddess, collected in one volume.
ISBN: 068806213X, 9780688062132
Keywords: trilogy, pagans, goddess, earth
Pages: 210
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 80%

3000 BC. The cult of the Earth Goddess is controlled by a sinister priesthood. The island country has been annexed and its lord murdered. His consort has fled, carrying his heir, Paoul. Ignorant of his parentage, Paoul is orphaned and sold into the Red Order. His teachers predict a great destiny for him. Only later, beyond the point of no return, do his doubts begin...