About kristhebard


Christopher Jackson-Ash is in his late fifties and lives in Melbourne Australia. He has had a varied career in chemical engineering and risk management. Now that his children are grown up, he has returned to bohemia and is concentrating on his first love, writing. His main focus is on his FirstWorld multiverse inspired by Michael Moorcock and J.R.R. Tolkien. His work extends through flash fiction and short stories to novels in other genres, including children’s stories.

He lives at http://firstworld.info/ where he shares a blog with Kris the Bard.

Kris writes …
I come from a place called Karo in the dimension of FirstWorld a very long time ago. How I came to be living in your dimension in your time is a very long and complicated story. On the way, I got involved with a Hero with a powerful sword, wizards (both good and bad), elves, dwarves, men and Gods. The Hero was involved in a quest to serve The Balance and prevent either Law or Chaos achieving supremacy. It was my job to chronicle the Hero’s struggles and although it was long ago and very far away I believe that the things we learnt are just as important in your world today.

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The Journey to Dishley - Extract from Quest for Knowledge

The Journey to Dishley Simon watched as Manfred and his companions disappeared from sight. His head ached. He had not slept well. He had been troubled by dreams again. In the dream, he was bound naked on a large pine table. A hideous crone mocked him. He struggled to move, but unseen bonds held him motionless. When he tried to scream, no sound came. He tried to send a message to his friends....

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Quest for Knowledge (Volume 1 of the FirstWorld Saga)
Quest for Knowledge (Volume 1 of the FirstWorld Saga)

FirstWorld is at the centre of the multiverse and it is under threat. If the Balance tips entirely to Chaos then time will end. A Hero is needed and the Hero needs a powerful Sword, perhaps the most powerful weapon in the multiverse. Simon Redhead is saved from nuclear annihilation and reluctantly...

Aftermath of Armageddon (Volume 2 of the FirstWorld Saga)
Aftermath of Armageddon (Volume 2 of the FirstWorld Saga)

Weylyn the Wolf has been defeated and Elannort saved. Simon Redhead has found his sword and begun to learn how to use it to become the Everlasting Hero. Yet Simon feels incomplete and Gadiel's forces are still threatening the entire multiverse. Will Simon take the final step to become the...

A View of the Past (Volume 3 of the FirstWorld Saga)
A View of the Past (Volume 3 of the FirstWorld Saga)

Three years have passed since the events of Aftermath of Armageddon. FirstWorld is at relative peace. The Balance is as close to balance as it has been for millennia. Everyone in Melasurej, except Simon and Julie, is bored to tears. Then Simon receives a summons from Gadiel to visit Tartarus,...

Tales from the Wild Wood
Tales from the Wild Wood

These are old-style fairy tales for children aged 7 years and up. They are beautifully illustrated in the classic manner by Caitlin Hogan. Many adventures take place in the Wild Wood. They involve children, elves, goblins, trolls, and a lady who might be a witch. Don't forget Gorf the frog,...

Tricky Tristan Starts School
Tricky Tristan Starts School

This book for 6 to 10 year olds is set in a North Queensland sugarcane town in the 1980s. A strange new boy turns up at school. He's not from anywhere nearby. In fact he's not from planet Earth. He's developing special powers, but doesn't know how to use them, and doesn't...

Inside Men's Shorts (An Anthology of Gay Themed Flash Fiction)
Inside Men's Shorts (An Anthology of Gay Themed Flash Fiction)

An anthology of 117 flash fiction stories (up to 1000 words) with a gay theme.You can just dip in anywhere for a reading snack. Some of the stories are funny, some are sad, some are tragic and some are erotic. Warning – this book contains adult content and references to sexual contact between...

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