New Release

The Mission’s TalentThe Mission’s Talent” is the penultimate (and 7th) book in the Talent Universe Series. Released on the 11th July 2024.

It’s set  about four years after the events of “The Legal Talent.”


“Goths and Rooks” was released on the 8th of May 2024.

It’s the 12th instalment in the Celtic Otherworld series. So we are now making “Under the Stone of Destiny” free to download.


The ‘Dwarves and Rooks’ was released on the 6th of May 2021. It’s the 11th book in the Celtic Otherworld Series.

That’s the rooks, Never and Quoth, to the right. Never is watching Ray sleeping in the field and Quoth is berating him for letting Ray go to sleep there.


The Seven Talismans, 25th December 2019
There are many ongoing projects for 2020.


Releases Summer 2019, Autumn 2019

The Legal Talent, 1st August 2019

The Fay Child, 8th August 2019

Artists and Rooks, 19th September 2019

See Ray’s Blog

Exiles and Rooks, Autumn 2018

Exiles and Rooks is out. See here on Ray’s Blog.

Last 2017 title? Exiles and Rooks

Absolutely complete and in preparation for publishing!

Will be published in 2017, probably early December. Sorry it will be in 2018 due to overrun on other projects and some late beta reader feedback.

See Ray’s blog that now has comments enabled.

Featured Books for May & June 2017

On 19th May 2017 Hero Genesis, #4 of Celtic Otherworld, but with a sideways shift at the start. Also on most other retailers.

Then on 23rd June, No Silver Lining, #5 of Celtic Otherworld set slightly in the future (months or years) when we are more dependant on Cloud Computing. Sample may have some “typos”. Final version will be uploaded by 10th June 2017. Also other retailers.

Featured Books for February & March 2017

The Master’s Talent Smashwords | Amazon USA

Wolf, Wizard, Fire, Golem (Fabled Hearts Book 1) Smashwords | Amazon USA


Featured Books for May & June 2016

The Apprentice’s Talent Smashwords | Amazon USA
Starship Chief
The Journeyman’s Talent
All “Talent Universe” stories by Ray McCarthy.
Also on Kobo, Apple ibooks, Overdrive, Flipcart, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace and others.

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Smashwords Author’s page
Goodreads Author’s page

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