An urban fantasy novel, inspired by Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and, unfortunately, René Descartes, Diplomancer is a look into an irreverent and absurd Britain that's a gnat's sneeze into the future. Plus magic.
When her friend and colleague dies, his soul apparently being struck from his body by supernatural means, the show of total indifference demonstrated by the emergency services forces Miranda Ertras to start her own investigation.
Teaming up with her former boss, university professor and retired assassin Raoul Fury, Miranda finds herself stumbling into a world of magic and ancient conspiracies fuelled by forgotten texts. Can the pair of them work together long enough to unravel a conspiracy that threatens to unmake the world itself?
You know, that old chestnut.
Writers always say they wanted to write from the very beginning, that they plopped out of the womb with a quill in one hand and a deadline in the other. But Steve wanted to be Indiana Jones when he was little, and then Robocop. Then he hit GCSE and A-Levels and decided he wanted to be Prime Minister, skipping out on the whole astronaut stage.
It was while studying politics at university that he realised where his true passions lie, spending more time building worlds in his head than writing essays.
When his time as an undergraduate concluded, he turned his attention fully towards writing, taking a Masters course in media writing to help build his skills.
Peacock is now a full-time author from his home in Hampshire.
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