Ben Galley

Ben Galley is the award-winning author behind the gritty and dark Emaneska Series, the western fantasy Scarlet Star Trilogy, and the new standalone novel, The Heart of Stone.

Aside from writing and dreaming up lies to tell his readers, Ben works as a self-publishing consultant and tutor, helping fellow authors from all over the world to publish and sell books.
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"Galley's imagination is a truly beautiful thing. The plot here is rich and intricate, and the characters are a delight... I believe Mr Galley may well be one to watch." – Fantasy Bytes

"Ben Galley is not yet as good an author as Gemmell but the thing that I find exciting is that I honestly think that he could be." – Fantasy Book Review 

"There are certain twists that will surprise the reader by genuinely coming out of the left field." – Fantasy Book Critic

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The sky is falling.
The world trembles beneath it.
Emaneska is crying out for a saviour.

Somebody is hunting down the Written in the wilds. Murdering and skinning them alive. Who? A mere girl. A girl who was born to rip the stars from the sky and bring them crashing down to earth. The direst enemy Emaneska has ever faced.

In the wake of the Battle of Krauslung, the world has changed. For the darker. For the stranger. Magick swells like a storm, spilling from the stunned lips of farmboys and milkmaids, burning spell books to cinders at the lightest of touches.

As Krauslung unknowingly balances on a knife-edge, tension mounts. Insidious whispers have begun to spread, drawing new enemies to the surface. Discontent, fear, betrayal… it seems that the girl is not the only enemy Emaneska must face.

Who can stand in their way? Will it be a pair of struggling Arkmages, one blind, one Written? An Albion maid, on the cusp of her wedding day? Three shadows of gods? Or will it be a ghost, a bloody rumour, lost in a dark world of murder and bitter memories? One question above all lingers on their lips:
 where in Emaneska is Farden?

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Dead Stars – Part One is the third volume in Ben Galley's Emaneska Series, and the first book of its brutal two-part finale. if you want to find out more about The Emaneska Series, you can find Ben on Twitter @BenGalley, on Facebook at /BenGalleyAuthor, or at bengalley.com

***Winner of Best Self-Published Novel in the 2017 Booknest Fantasy Awards***


“Grimdark with heart and soul.”

– Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives


“Dark, brutal and violent, and packed with heart and emotional depth, The Heart of Stone is an intriguing novel. Great characters and a well-developed world surround a complex monster protagonist in a powerfully grim standalone fantasy.”

– Alan Baxter, author of the Alex Caine Series


“This is Ben’s best book yet. Plain and simple.”

– Michael R. Miller, author of The Dragon’s Blade Trilogy


“A brutal delight with thrilling action and heart, rowdy and wise, bloody and tender at the same time."

– Dyrk Ashton, author of Paternus


“From the fascinating world-building to the intriguing, colorful and memorable characters, The Heart of Stone is a pleasure to read.”

– Booknest


"The Heart of Stone is a very, very good read."

– Fantasy Faction


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Merciless. Murderer. Monster. He has been called many names in his time.

Built for war and nothing else, he has witnessed every shade of violence humans know, and he has wrought his own masterpieces with their colours. He cared once, perhaps, but far too long ago. He is bound to his task, dead to the chaos he wreaks for his masters. 

Now, he has a new master to serve and a new war to endure. In the far reaches of the Realm, Hartlund tears itself in two over coin and crown. This time he will fight for a boy king and a general bent on victory.

Beneath it all he longs for change. For something to surprise him. For an end to this cycle of warfare.

Every fighter has a last fight. Even one made of stone.

"Galley's imagination is a truly beautiful thing. The plot here is rich and intricate, and the characters are a delight... I believe Mr Galley may well be one to watch." – Fantasy Bytes

"Ben Galley is not yet as good an author as Gemmell but the thing that I find exciting is that I honestly think that he could be." – Fantasy Book Review

"There are certain twists that will surprise the reader by genuinely coming out of the left field." – Fantasy Book Critic 

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Emaneska is crying out for a saviour
The only question is:
Can they kill a child to save a world?
 
Emaneska’s Long Winter remains as bitter as a blade between the ribs. War is fast approaching. Gods and daemons are hovering on the horizon. Long-lost revelations arrive to haunt the lives of three men.

The Pale Kings are rising.
 
While Farden busies himself digging up his past in the strange deserts of Paraia, the storm-clouds begin to gather for Durnus, Elessi, Cheska, and Modren.

Together with Farfallen and his Sirens, they must fight to survive against the Long Winter, the vicious machinations of the new Arkmage, and the arrival of something much deadlier than both combined. War, deception, and murder are quickly becoming the only paths to salvation…

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Pale Kings, the explosive sequel to the critically-acclaimed debut The Written, has arrived. Get the sequels Dead Stars – Part One and Dead Stars – Part Two now in eBook and paperback. If you want to connect with Ben Galley, then you can find him on Twitter @BenGalley, on Facebook at /BenGalleyAuthor, or bengalley.com
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