The Council of Elders

by Neil A. Harris



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/16/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 416
ISBN : 9781425913748

About the Book

‘Ten pence, ten pence,’ the parrot squawked, turning its head to fix him with one beady eye, ‘tell your future for ten pence.’


Stephen Beech is just an ordinary boy living in an ordinary world… or so he’s been led to believe.


What he doesn’t know is that his mother hasn’t been wholly honest about who he really is, and now the truth is catching up with him.


In a distant “When” a crisis has occurred: the vote to choose the next King Elect of the elven Council of Elders has been tied. Without a King, they are unable to govern the lands, unable to enforce laws, and worst of all, unable to stop the impending war. 


There is nothing more they can do, as all the elves have voted! All except one that is… or rather half of one.


He just doesn’t know it yet…

About the Author

Neil Harris was born in West Sussex on the south coast of England and in a round-about way involving world travel, marriage and numerous dubious decisions, ended up living in Cheshire.


Somewhere in the middle, he qualified as an architect and went on to work for an eclectic range of firms from international brand names to specialist conservators before selling his soul to a construction firm for more money and a car.


Having a retired pilot for a father, a retired dancer for a mother and a rocket scientist for a brother, Neil appears to be the only ‘normal’ one in his family. However, upon his return from five years in Malaysia, finding himself without a hobby to fill the train journey to and from Manchester each day he started to write.


He is, by his own admission, totally unqualified to write but as an expert day-dreamer and avid reader he enjoys every minute of it.


Neil’s aim in life is to not take things too seriously, and hopes his book will go a little way to helping others do the same.