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


The BOOK LAUNCH for Destiny’s Revenge will be on Saturday 10th June, 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.,
at Blackwell’s Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, OXFORD, OX1 3BQ.
The bookshop will be open to the public at the time, so everyone is very welcome to join us!
If you’d like to come, here is the link to the Facebook Event.


In April 2016, Destiny’s Rebel 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).

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 front cover, from the highly talented artist and designer 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 is published by Books to Treasure and is on Goodreads here.
It is available as an e-book on KINDLE
from here on (£3.99) and from here on ($4.99).

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

ISBN-10: 1909423327.  ISBN-13: 978-1909423329.


The BOOK LAUNCH was on Saturday 12th September 2015, between 4.00 and 7.00 p.m.,
at the Blackwell’s Bookshop, in Broad Street, Oxford.
It was a truly fantastic evening, with a blog post about it to follow soon. 🙂


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Destiny’s Rebel is my debut teenage fantasy adventure novel, set in an imaginary medieval world. It has castles and kingdoms, swords and sailing ships, because that’s what I love.

Next in the Destiny series…

If you’re the sort of reader (as I am) who hates it when a book ends on a twist or a cliff-hanger just to make you buy the next in a series, please be assured that my stories resolve properly at the end of each novel. My series will each contain 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.

At the moment we’re putting the finishing touches to Book Two, Destiny’s Revenge, for release in June 2017.

Then because my brain won’t stop thinking of ideas of what happens next, I’ve 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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