Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Summer promotion - 'Merdeka' free on Kindle for 5 days


'Merdeka' will be free for download on Kindle from 31st July to 4th August 2015 inclusive (there may be variations due to time zones).  Keep checking your local Amazon store.

Check out the book's reviews.  The eBook was first published in November 2011 and the print book in January 2012.  Since then thousands of copies have been sold or downloaded (many thanks to all readers!)

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Work on the next book,  is progressing, although it is not yet possible to give a publication date - it is set in Malaya during the Second World War.

Two more 5 Star reviews for 'Merdeka'

Many thanks to another two readers for their kind reviews posted on Amazon's UK site.  All reviews are really appreciated and extracts can be seen on the Review Page of this blog.

This is an excellent book I served in Malaya during the emergency and reading this book made me relive it all again ,including the wonderful love affair. I recommend this book to all who are interested in the emergency years.(the so called forgotten war)
H. Whitehead

It was a captivating read, I had no idea what the book was going to be like but found the plot gripping.
D. McBride

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Friday, 8 May 2015

Support the Gurkha Welfare Trust to help the people of Nepal

Soldiers from Nepal have fought for Britain since 1815, and several of the characters in 'Merdeka' are Gurkha soldiers.  The 200th Anniversary of British Army Gurkhas (G200) has sadly been over-shadowed by the Nepal earthquake.  While it may fade from global headlines, the people of Nepal will be suffering its after-effects for years to come.

The Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT) is the leading Gurkha charity, providing financial, medical and development aid to Gurkha veterans, their families and communities.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Another five star customer review for 'Merdeka' on Amazon's UK site.  All reviews are really appreciated and extracts can be seen on the Review Page of this blog. Many thanks to "Al" for the following:

A book of three parts: first, preparation for action by both sides (with just a bit too much detail in places for my taste, eg: every item of kit detailed, what order people get into and out of the helicopters, etc); second, the action itself and the immediate aftermath; third, a love story.
Put like that, it does not sound like my cup of tea but they all hang together well and I really enjoyed it.
Well written; good pace; good character development; good background on the communist insurgency and how it was dealt with; good descriptions of the country and weather.
Looking forward to more from this author.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Special offer for Xmas - 'Merdeka' eBook price cut

'Merdeka' is on a reduced price Kindle countdown deal until 30th December on Amazon's UK and US sites. Visit the Malaysian jungle for just £0.99 or $1.55 - for more details see:

Amazon UK         Amazon US

The eBook was first published in November 2011 and the print book in January 2012.  Since then thousands of copies have been sold or downloaded (many thanks to all readers!).

Work on the next book is progressing, although it is not yet possible to give a publication date - I am hoping to get it finished and ready before next Christmas.

Best wishes to all readers for a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!


Thursday, 4 December 2014

A great story, evocative of a forgotten era

Another great customer review for 'Merdeka' on Amazon.com.  All reviews are really appreciated and extracts can be seen on the Review Page of this blog. Many thanks to Leslie Jones for the following:

A great story, and very well written with good pace and a believable narrative. I particularly liked the balance of descriptive narrative, which brought the story alive with its evocation of a forgotten era, and the face-paced action and story development. Great stuff Lachlan - when's the next novel coming out?

Read the latest review of 'Merdeka'

Another great customer review for 'Merdeka' on Amazon's UK site.  All reviews are really appreciated and extracts can be seen on the Review Page of this blog. Many thanks to "action man" for the following:

As someone who was in Malaya at the time about which this book was written it is a very good story and describes the situation well. I liked the way each side's actions were described as the plot unfolded. A good read.