The Silence In The Song (Author Interview)

The Silence In The Song looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

In some respects, it is a classic fantasy book. A young hero goes on a quest to kill the evil king and save the world. I suppose what is not so typical is to do this he consumes hallucinogenic mushrooms, eats his only friend, merges with a pyramid and teams up with occult members, barbarians, mystical beings and more.


The Blurb.

Death is not the end. The immortal King and his legion of otherworldly beings have made sure of that.

The immortal king’s empire expands southward, consuming everything in its path.

A young nomad, born of prophecy, comes of age, plagued by visions of the King’s brutal conquests and the strange etheric beings that consume the souls of the dead left in the King’s wake.

This is the story of an uncommon boy who dares to believe that he can be the difference, that he can challenge the immortal King for the freedom of every soul on the planet.

The story is set in a human-like world and has a heroic/epic fantasy feel. A mix of barbarian tales, world building, magic, spiritual dimensions, philosophical curiosity, ancient myths, psychedelic visions, conspiracies, martial arts and questions about the nature of life, death and reality.

This is an epic fantasy novel with science fiction elements. A firm crossover between the two disciplines.

Join Arran, the silence in the song, and find out if he has what it takes to kill the King and save his people.

In Video/Audio Format.


How many books do you have planned for the series?

At the moment I am 30K words into the second book, however, I have at least four books planned, maybe more. These books will either be in this series or standalone stories within the same world.

What inspired the idea for your book?

Life, travel, and curiosity. I love asking questions, I love thinking and out of this came a story. I suppose it could be viewed as “Spiritual Fantasy”. It is a coming of age, a tale of awakening, of believing, of dreaming. I chose the fantasy genre, so I could unleash my imagination.


How did you come up with the title to your book?

The main character is The Silence In The Song, he is an outcast in a culture of outcasts. Arran is a nomadic trader and everyone but him sings, he is literally the silence in the song. And as the story is about his journey, I named it after him.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing The Silence In The Song?

There are so many stories to be told within the one story, keeping it, all together was hard. So many characters to keep track of, as well as locations, timescales, back story, magical systems, etc. To be honest, I found the whole thing challenging, but I loved it. Like a giant puzzle, I hope the readers get half as much enjoyment out of reading it as I did creating it.


What do you like to do when not writing?

I train martial arts and I read lots of non-fiction books. Topics I love are ancient cultures, history, ancient battles, religions, spiritual paths and philosophy. I also write blogs for my website, topics include self-publishing, AI art, Fantasy Author related stuff, these can be found at


Where can readers find out more about your work?

Readers can find all of my books, (Fiction and non-fiction), my newsletter and my blogs over at there is something for everyone. I can be found on most of the major social channels @robbauthor #robbauthor

If anyone reads The Silence In The Song, let me know, I love feedback.  Stay awesome



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