Welcome to the Western Coast, the world of Destiny’s Rebel and Destiny’s Revenge!


The BOOK LAUNCH for Destiny’s Revenge was on Saturday 10th June, 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.,
at Blackwell’s Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, OXFORD, OX1 3BQ.
It was great to see so many people there to celebrate
the release of my second novel in the world famous bookshop!


So what happens in Destiny’s Revenge? Here’s the blurb:

Is there anyone you’d die to save?

Plague strikes Anestra city, reaching even to the Royal Family.
Queen Katelin and her friends embark on a race against time to trace the cause of the affliction,
facing enemies old and new in a desperate quest to save her people.
But how can she fight something that holds the power of life and death over them all?
Must she make a deal with the gods?
And is she willing to sacrifice her own life to rescue those she loves?


The Destiny’s Revenge Book Cover includes fabulous artwork by Emma Graham Illustrations,
depicting Queen Katelin’s shortbow and quiver of arrows, and Hedger’s long sword,
resting against the stone slab of an altar or tomb…

Destiny’s Revenge is the first of the sequels to Destiny’s Rebel which, in April 2016,
was one of four shortlisted books in the British Isles Region
for the prestigious Crystal Kite Award from the Los Angeles-based
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Here’s what happens in the first book, Destiny’s Rebel:
Can you escape who you’re meant to be?
Ten days until she comes of age and Kat feels suffocated. Bullied by her guardians and oppressed by expectation, Kat dreads the Coronation Day that will end her dreams of freedom and adventure. She refuses to surrender to her fate and runs away – straight into a different kind of trap. Captured by slave traders, she realises too late where her true destiny lies.
Will Kat get back to Anestra in time to save her Kingdom from their enemies’ schemes? Can she accept the fate from which she flees? Can she, on this last quest, restore the lost and broken Crown of Anestra with its sacred powers as a relic of the Divine?
Kat’s adventure becomes something far greater, as she weaves through treachery and intrigue to discover the truth about herself, her friends and her place in history.
“A world of dark intrigue drives us to a thrilling climax in this triumph of storytelling.”
C F Dunn, author of the award-winning Secret of the Journal series.
“Destiny’s Rebel is brilliant! Philip S Davies is a wonderful writer and a skilled world-creator. Anyone looking for a strong, adventurous female character in an exciting fantasy adventure will be caught up in Kat’s bid for freedom and discovery of where her destiny truly lies.”
Anne Booth, author of Girl with a White Dog.

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The Destiny’s Rebel front cover, also by the highly talented artist Emma Graham Illustrations, depicts the ancient Crown of Anestra. Click here for more about the heroine of the story: Meet Princess Katelin.


Destiny’s Rebel and Destiny’s Revenge are published by Books to Treasure and are on Goodreads here.
They are available as e-books on KINDLE
from here on (£3.99) and from here on ($4.99).

The paperbacks (price £7.99) are available through your local U.K. bookshop, or online :
from here at Blackwell’s Bookshop, from here at Waterstones, from here at,
and from my publisher’s online shop: here at Bookdragon Books.

Destiny’s Rebel: ISBN-10: 1909423327.  ISBN-13: 978-1909423329.
Destiny’s Revenge: ISBN-10: 190942384X.  ISBN-13: 978-1909423848.


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The Destiny novels are teenage/young adult fantasy adventure stories, set in an imaginary medieval world. They have castles and kingdoms, swords and sailing ships, because that’s what I love. They are suitable for able readers from the top of Primary School upwards.

If you’re the sort of reader (as I am) who hates it when a book ends on a cliff-hanger or a twist, just to make you buy the next in a series, then please be assured that my stories resolve properly at the end of each novel. My series each contains a separate story, with largely the same characters and setting, but following on from each other in time. That’s what I like to read, so that’s what I write.

Following on from the release of Book Two, Destiny’s Revenge, in June 2017, I’ve now completed the first draft of Book Three, Destiny’s Ruin, for publication in 2018.

What a great life. I still have to pinch myself to believe that I’m living this particular dream.


Click here to go to the next page: Meet Princess Katelin.

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