Skip to content

About “the Ironclad Exile”

The remarkable crew of the Reclamation Service Amphibious Vehicle “Sheerah” face the greatest challenge of their careers on the ruined shores of a poisoned world.

After a major event unearths precious resources, the Reclamation Service dispatches a special mission to investigate and bring home the riches. However, dangers lurk in the oceans, the shallows, and amongst the rusted wreckage. Captain Hal Lum, Counsellor Ise Koolen, and the rest of the crew of the Sheerah are soon fighting for their lives against impossible circumstances.

With the course of history in the balance, far from help, the crew must find a way to survive and tell the world about the Ironclad Exile. — Back Cover Blurb, “the Ironclad Exile”

the Ironclad Exile” is a departure from my first two novels in a multitude of ways.  Firstly, it’s a quasi-different genre;  “Dieselpunk” verses “Steampunk”.  Secondly, and as a direct result, the setting is completely different than my first two novels.

Whereas The Sauder Diaries tackled discussions about romance, morality, ethics, war and what constituted a “person”, a “hero” or a “thief”, in the “the Ironclad Exile“, the focus is on the nature of Utopia, and indirectly asks questions about human rights, feminism, gender equality, sexual equality, aging,  and even the nature of community.

“… This novel has something for everyone – some intriguing retrofitted tech for the scientifically-inclined, extensive character development, and humour. You will also find yourself questioning his new sub-oceanic world, and how it runs. There are great discussion points lying through this highly entertaining and readable novel, for those doing the bookclub thing, or who like to question things…” — Review

I hope this story sneaks up on you. I hope it catches you by surprise, I hope it makes you think, I hope it makes you worry, and I hope it makes you laugh.

Currently available in eBook format via /  Trade Paperback to follow shortly.