Barrow Girl – Tomb Raider meets the Book of Kells – Chapter Two


Barrow Girl

Chapter 2

This is the story of a twelve year-old girl called Inteachán and the things she does. Inteachán does these things because she is very good at doing them. You might say that she was born to do them. You might also say that she has no choice. Either way you would be right. Inteachán does what she does because she has to. Or else the world will end. Simple as.

Inteachán does not always see things this way. Sometimes she likes to pretend that she is simply ordinary. Uneventful. Unnoticed, even, but someone this discreet can never really exist in a book that bears their name. Perhaps this is something to ask her if you ever get the chance?

The things that Inteachán does are also secret. Hidden. Obscure. Out of view. Unknown to most of the rest of the world. Occult, as in not apparent, but also just occult. They have to be. Do you really think that the world would knowingly let an twelve year-old girl save it from complete and utter annihilation?

© Barnaby Taylor 2018 – All Rights Reserved

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I’m experimenting with a new trailer for Book One in the VIRO series. I would really appreciate your feedback.

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Thank you very much for the very kind reviews


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I thought I would share a quick update on some of the amazing feedback that the two VIRO books have been getting. Reviews are the lifeblood of any author and it is great to hear that people are responding favourably to the post-apocalyptic adventures of Jake and his friends.

‘I bought this book a couple of months ago and it has been sitting on my desk up until last weekend. As I was travelling last weekend I decided to take this book with me. It would not be my normal choice of book but I decided to give it a go..! Bottom Line is I could not leave it down..! Over the course of two flights, sitting around airports and a bit of bedtime reading it gave a new insight into this style of writing. The author, Barnaby Taylor certainly has a way with words and is clearly an expert in holding an audience. I see he has the 2nd book out now, and I will be buying this one asap..!
It strikes me that this series of books could be open to a teenage audience who I believe would get a lot from the story line and the characters.
5 Stars from me for Mr.Taylor.’

‘I absolutely loved this book. Powerful and poignant, ‘Viro’ packs a punch. Sad and haunting, ‘Viro’ is a new take on the zombie genre.The characters are dynamic and interesting, finding strength despite their horrifying circumstances. Jake is a character that will stick with you long after the final page. The action sequences are thrilling. I was on the edge of my seat! I can’t wait to read Book Two!!

Absolutely thrilling. I loved every page more than the previous, to the point that I couldn’t stop reading. Jake, a unique and curious character with good intentions. Ellis, the cunning and loyal girl who sees that Jake is different. Abe, brave but not so bold. Amber, intent on getting the Job done the quickest way possible. These four kids make their way through a zombie infected place they used to call home, struggling to cling on to the things they love and desperately seeking safety.
I was left on the edge of my seat when I finished the book with a thirst for more adventure! Amazing.

Viro: Book Two” is incredible. Picking up where the first one left off, this book grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. It’s fast paced and superbly thrilling! The narrative is poignant and heartbreaking as Jake’s unique voice draws you in. Highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys zombie stories. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Jake and the gang!

Thank You Very Much

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Here’s the first in a new series of short posts shared on my YouTube channel and elsewhere. VIRO has got to number 89 in the Amazon charts and I wanted to say thank you very much to everyone who has helped to get the book up the charts. Of course, this is the point at which there is an obligatory series of words pointing you towards a series of links where, should you care to, you could purchase untold copies of VIRO. If that is how you feeling towards the whole project then please feel free to click the image below.

Have a lovely day.

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Left in the Lift – @StoryBreakers

‘Three young orphans hold the key to their existence in this post apocalyptic future. The world is no more and is now indoors with society divided by levels. To find the truth the orphans must make it to the top.’

Hi Everyone

This morning I was thrilled to hear that my pitch for a YA film script Left in the Lift is now a StoryBreakers podcast episode. StoryBreakers produce regular podcasts where they come up ‘with a brand new film plot every single episode. And if you dig it, It’s yours!’

For more details why not visit their website and pitch them your idea!

You can also follow them on Twitter @StoryBreakers.

The Left in the Lift episode is here: