Interviews with Andrew Symon

The Edinburgh Reporter


BBC Radio Scotland - Culture Studio, 10th February 2014

Andrew Symon talks about, and reads from, his new novel Jack Shian and the Mapa Mundi, Book 2 in the Shian Quest Trilogy, on BBC Radio Scotland's The Culture Studio with Edi Stark.


Nevis Radio - broadcast Wednesday 17th April 2013


Tay AM - broadcast Saturday 27th April 2013


 A selection of reviews on Amazon for Jack Shian and the King's Chalice.


"I have never read anything like it before. I enjoyed reading it and it took me two days to finish it. The end was unexpected and made me think of adventure films I have seen. The main character was exciting and clever - I wish I could meet him in real life.

I can't wait to read the next book by Andrew Symon."

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"I can't wait until the second book comes out because the first book is such an interesting, exciting and thrilling tale. The different characters are unique and cool and some of the story is set under Edinburgh castle, which is a really original idea. I couldn't put it down!"

"I loved this book! It is full of excitement and adventure, a real page turner…I would definitely recommend this book to all my friends and I am looking forward to the sequel coming out." Celtic dogs
Book 1

"I loved this fast-paced story because I was thrown into a place of page-turning intrigue between the rival Shian clans. This fantasy novel cleverly made me feel the security and warmth of Jack's family ties, contrasting with the greed and treachery of their long-standing enemies, making all the different characters credible. I got so immersed in Jack's world, I can't wait to read Book II of the trilogy.