Paul Mannering’s Drakeforth series, including Engines of Empathy, is now published by IFWG Publishing Australia.

“A hint of Adams, a dollop of Pratchett, all delivered with a mischievous smile for an intriguing tale that is great fun … A wonderfully humorous tale that keeps you smiling and intrigued to the very end.” —Te Radar

“If Douglas Adams had been forced to undergo relationship counselling with his toaster, this is the book that would have resulted.” —Debbie Cowens, author of Murder & Matchmaking

“This would have to be one of the freshest and most entertaining books that I have read this year … Madcap entertainment at its best.” —Angela Oliver, Booksellers NZ

Paul Mannering

mannering-profileWellington-based Paul Mannering’s voracious reading and writing habit began at age eight after his family’s black and white TV set blew up during the opening credits of an episode of Space 1999. This personal trauma and some odd reading material (Forensic medicine textbooks and years of Reader’s Digest) has shaped much of his writing since.