Born in Bridgend, Wales, Scott Stanford started making films and writing short fantasy and horror stories at a young age. Years later, after reading John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ alongside Bret Easton Ellis’s ‘American Psycho’ this passion quickly grew. Firstly working with screenplays and film projects, a number of short stories were soon published in magazines, followed by a short film being exhibited in a Peter Greenway exhibition. Soon, after experimenting in poetry and a slew of short stories came a debut novel, with more to follow. Since then he’s been writing as a novelist, and even turned down working with Samuel L. Jackson in the process. Now releasing his fourth novel ‘Dorothy: the darker side of Oz’ Scott currently lives in Manchester with his wife, a curious harlequin rabbit named Dexter, and Jimmy Joyce, a loveable Labrador.
DOROTHY: THE DARKER SIDE OF OZ
“Beautifully written. I was instantly addicted.” ~ A J Kirby
As Dorothy awakes in Oz there’s no sunshine in Munchkin coun
Journeying through a vast land of unusual sights, she finds strange friends, encounters amazing countries and macabre creatures, trying to overcome whatever stands in her way…and if Dorothy finally reaches the Emerald City, she may find more than she bargained for. To get back to Kansas, the young girl must survive the dangers of Oz, find the mysterious great wizard, and most of all, avoid the dead-lands of the West where the evil witch, Outika breeds her carniverous pets…try, just a twisted race enslaved by the Eastern witch, and a crooked path of yellow bricks she has to take to the mysterious Emerald City, a place ridden with sinister secrets. To return home, the orphan girl treks the magical land, which is sometimes beautiful, but often deadly, seeking the help of the great wizard of Oz.
This isn’t the Oz you know, and Dorothy may never leave.
Based on the classic ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by L. Frank Baum.
Book 2 of the Darker Side of OZ
The wounds have not healed since Dorothy left Oz. Still raw and bruised she refuses to stay in her own world, haunted by the last thing she saw in the strange land; Scarecrow in flames as Outika, the Western Witch spread her carnivorous creatures through the country.
Clawing her way back to Oz Dorothy sees cities torn apart and the land scarred, as survivors live in fear of Outika’s savage creations. Atoning for unleashing the Western Witch, Dorothy accepts the punishment bestowed upon her by the ruler of the South; to find a boy named Tip – a slave to the arcane Mombi that has fled with his companion Jack pumpkinhead – and escort him to the Northern Witch.
Trying to find Tip before Mombi does, Dorothy seeks the help of her strange friends, finding them far different than she remembers. Pursued by the deranged Mr Jack and the fallen Wizard of Oz, they’re forced across the deadly dessert to a forgotten kingdom. Ruled by the mad Princess Langwidere, cannibalistic wheelers prowl The Land of Ev, and deep beneath it the Nome-king rules over his underworld kingdom.
A tyrant known for enslaving the royal family of Ev, he crushes the life from surface dwellers and adds them to his collection.
Now, Dorothy and her friends must survive the horrors of both Ev and Oz if Tip is to be saved. All the while unknown forces orchestrate the fall of the Emerald City, a plan conceived long before witches and wizards ruled the Land of Oz.
Abaddon will rise, and Dorothy won’t be able to save those closest to her!
Available in beautifully illustrated paperback & e-book