Meet Gourav Raj Bansal, Author of The Epic Chronicles of Landsfor Book 1; Discoveries and Revelations the new exciting fantasy Novel Released on July 2017.
-Now, Gourav, I understand your novel is both a printed book and an ebook? Tell us more about yourself and your book
I am from Southampton, Hampshire, UK and currently reside with my wife in Ashford, Middlesex, UK. I am an IT consultant by profession, and writing is my passion. Other than writing, I am a professional property investor. In my spare time, I enjoy reading my favorite authors, watching football, films and TV shows. I also try to make time for gaming, travelling, networking and socializing.
My book is a fiction fantasy novel. If you like fantastic adventures, engaging mystical creatures and intriguing mysteries, then you will love The Epic Chronicles of Landsfor, Discoveries and Revelations. If you liked Game of Thrones and TV series Spartacus, then you will love The Epic Chronicles of Landsfor, Discoveries and Revelations.
The story focuses on Dymondo, in his quest to secure the world of Landsfor against his evil brothers. The book contains several twists and turns and a shocking ending. After having read the first book, the readers will surely want to know what happens next.
-Sounds interesting! What inspired you to write this book?
My inspiration comes from Books, Films and TV shows.
- Books: (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Narnia);
- Films: (Troy, Braveheart and 300);
- TV shows: (Mahabharat, Game of Thrones and Spartacus).
-What was the main challenge you faced when creating your book?
I am a new author; therefore, I found it challenging to learn the correct chronological procedures of self-publishing. For example, editing, proofreading, formatting and marketing; every aspect was challenging, but I didn’t give up and kept learning and moving forward.
-Yes self-publishing does have its share of challenges, it is a learning curve that we must all go through. How do you stand out from your competition?
My book has a relaxed pace, to begin with, but then it picks up and moves at a fast speed. The narrative is easy to follow and will attract a wide range of audience. My book is for everyone who enjoys action, adventure, mystery, fantasy and romance.
-That is awesome, impressive! Are you a huge reader yourself? And what do you usually read? Any favorites?
I do like to read, and my favorite genre is fantasy.
In school, I loved reading Roald Dahl and Colin Dann books.
My other favorite authors are J. K. Rowling, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, George R. R. Martin, Steve Jackson, Ian Livingstone, Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson.
-Great list, I share many of those myself. Tell us, what is your next step as an author?
I am writing the 3rd instalment in the Landsfor series. Besides this, I am working on a new fantasy series and a few other short stories.
-Wow you are fast lol. Do you have any tips or advice for other aspiring indie authors?
Never give up, remain positive and keep writing.
-Amen brother, Amen! Is there anything else you would like to add?
As an author, I aim for continuous improvement, with every book, every paragraph and every sentence I write. I do it by reading a wide range of books; by watching films & television shows and by playing video games. In addition to these, I have found sports have at times helped me too.
That’s awesome, thank you Gourav for those great insights! We all wish you the best of luck, and we look forward to seeing your next piece of work.
The ebook of The Epic Chronicles of Landsfor; Discoveries and Revelations is available now on Amazon for only £0.99 for the ebook and the paperback version is for only £6.50, check it out: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Epic-Chronicles-Landsfor-Discoveries-Revelations-ebook/dp/B073VZDD25/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Landsfor&qid=1594120495&sr=8-1