A special welcome to GoodReads Giveaway entrants and winners
for The Scissors and the Sword!

The sequel is out soon, click HERE for more info!

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“The City and the Dead” is out soon!

The City and the Dead,
awaited sequel to The Scissors and the Sword
is almost ready to be published!

Check it out HERE on IndieGoGo!

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Between now and the publishing date, there will be a range of posts and materials for you guys to check out while I work furiously to get my last few ducks in a row. Come back on the dates for…

January 7th: Jessica Art Reveal!

January 14th: Hikaru Art Reveal!

January 21st: Orochi character spotlight!

January 29th“The World of Orochi” Series

January 31st: IndieGoGo campaign is LIVE!

Remember, you can still follow me via Twitter, Tumblr, or join my Mailing List if you want to be first to see these announcements.

The Scissors and the Sword

ScissorsAndTheSwordCoverAs the fate of London hangs in the balance, can Jessica Cartwright overcome a spectre of her own past?

Who would kill with scissors?
And who could wield a shattered sword?

Now available in both Kindle & Paperback formats!


Cover by Jelzoo.com

What readers say

(Reviewing The Scissors and the Sword)


A great début read from this talented author, artfully blending English and Japanese cultures and showing a clear understanding of both. The mystery central to the book is masterfully woven and keeps you guessing along the whole journey rather than leaving you frustrated at the main characters for not picking up on the clues that you’ve long seen.

Ethan Fox shows obvious promise and I look forward to more great reads!

MMO, Amazon, 2016

(Reviewing The Scissors and the Sword)


Although not my genre of choice, I decided to take a chance on this book and I’m glad I did! I wasn’t initially sure of quite what to expect, but perhaps that’s part of the appeal. The Scissors and the Sword, is something a bit different. A wonderfully unique and nuanced take on the mystery genre, with elements of the supernatural skilfully woven in. It’s well paced and thoughtful, with a narrative that is both easy and enjoyable to digest. I highly recommend picking it up.

EtaiYazi, Amazon, 2017


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final2Ethan Fox is a UK-based author of anime-themed urban fantasy & speculative fiction.

Born in England during the cracks between Generation X and Y, Ethan writes fictional works that draw on his own experiences, having lived in a variety of countries and worked in a range of professions.

A common theme in his books include escapist adventure, usually tied to a modern, more believable situation to help provide grounding. Ethan is drawn to exciting, large-scale duels and compelling mysteries, often with a folklore backing.

Ethan also writes the occasional non-fictional work; usually related to the practices of being a self-published author in the modern media climate.

Today, he lives in the south-east of England, where he works as a product designer whilst writing in his spare time, between attending events to meet readers and other authors.

In addition to writing, Ethan is a longtime fan of anime, snowboarding, general geekery and aviator sunglasses.

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