David Lee Stone

David Lee Stone

David Lee Stone (born 1978),[1] is an English fantasy author best known for his series of books The Illmoor Chronicles.

His books have been published in many countries and in several different languages. His publishers include Disney (US), Sony (Japan), Buena Vista (Italy) and Hodder Headline (UK).


Early work

David started writing at the age of 10 and was submitting manuscripts to publishers by the time he was 13. His first ever appearance in print was in the letters section of the science fiction comic 2000 AD in April 1993, and his first short story "The Dulwich Assassins" was published in Xenos magazine during April 1997.

David soon began to write short stories, review columns and articles for many different magazines. Between 1997 and 2002, his work appeared in Interzone, SFX, Games Workshop's Citadel Journal, The Edge and many others. "The Dulwich Assassins" was reprinted in Knights of Madness, a fantasy anthology edited by Peter Haining that also contained stories by Terry Pratchett and Tom Sharpe.

The Illmoor Chronicles

In 2002, David's agent sold the first three books of his Illmoor Chronicles to UK publishing giant Hodder Headline. The series, which David had started creating in note-form when he was just 12 years old, went on to sell to Disney in the US, Sony in Japan and also in China, Russia, Japan, France, Italy, Brazil, Greece, Norway, Netherlands and Thailand.

  • The Ratastrophe Catastrophe(2003)
  • The Yowler Foul-up(2004)
  • The Shadewell Shenanigans(2005)
  • The Dwellings Debacle(2006)
  • The Vanquish Vendetta(2006)
  • The Coldstone Conflict(2007)

The Gladiator Boy Series

The first six books of David's 'Gladiator Boy' franchise were released as the first series in July, 2009. The first three books of the second series were released in February 2010, and the second three in April. Another three books were released in July, beginning the third series.

Series 1(2009):

  • 1. A Hero's Quest
  • 2. Escape from Evil
  • 3. Stowaway Slaves
  • 4. The Rebels' Assault
  • 5. Rescue Mission
  • 6. The Blade of Fire

Series 2(2010):

  • 7. The Living Dead
  • 8. The Raging Torrent
  • 9. The Three Ninjas
  • 10. The Insane Fury
  • 11. The White Snake
  • 12. The Golem Army

Series 3(2010):

  • 13. The Screaming Void
  • 14. The Clone Warriors
  • 15. The Ultimate Evil

Personal life

David was born in Margate, Kent, England.

To date, David has written numerous books: six volumes of The Illmoor Chronicles, the Gladiator Boy series and the pirate-fantasy novel, Davey Swag.

In addition to writing novels, David has performed at the Hay and Edinburgh Book Festivals. He has also worked in Bulgaria for the British Council, reading his works and talking about story-creation with teenagers in Sofia. He was a Guest of Honour for Disney Hyperion at the 2004 Book Expo America in Chicago, USA.

David currently lives in the town of Ramsgate, Kent, with his wife, his son, and their dog, Jake.[1]



Year Book Series
2003 The Ratastrophe Catastrophe The Illmoor Chronicles
2004 The Yowler Foul-up
2005 The Shadewell Shenanigans
2006 The Dwellings Debacle
The Vanquish Vendetta
2007 The Coldstone Conflict
2008 Davey Swag None
2009 A Hero's Quest Gladiator Boy(Series 1)
Escape from Evil
Stowaway Slaves
The Rebels' Assault
Rescue Mission
The Blade of Fire
2010 The Living Dead Gladiator Boy(Series 2)
The Raging Torrent
The Three Ninjas
The Insane Fury
The White Snake
The Golem Army
2011 Undead Ed and the Howling Moon Undead Ed
Undead Ed and the Demon Freakshow

Short Stories

  • "The Dulwich Assassins" (in Knights of Madness, Souvenir/Orbit 1998)

External links


  1. ^ a b David Lee Stone at FantasticFiction.co.uk

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