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"Here Be Dragons is a wonderful little gem of a book. It’s clever, it’s funny, and it’s just so heart-breakingly wholesome." The Fantasy Inn 

Perfect for fans of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, Here Be Dragons is an action packed, comic fantasy full of unexpected heroes, dastardly villains, chases, escapes, questionable career choices, ill-fitting trousers and an ill-tempered donkey (as if there was any other kind). 

"When Orus graduated from the Cromalot School for Heroes he was ready for a life of glory and adventure. But after being seduced by his first damsel in distress, he quickly learns the heroing life doesn't bring in the steady income required to raise a family.

Twenty years later, with his son all grown up and his waistband all grown out, a favour for a friend gives Orus one last shot at the life he always wanted. But any old hero can slay a dragon, this old hero has to save one."

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Cover by Rachel Lawston


Here Be Dragons:

A novel novel

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Who does he think he is?

David Macpherson is a screenwriter, author and performance poet. He grew up in wilds of the Highlands of Scotland and now lives in Edinburgh. In the past he has worked in an industrial grain dryer, an MP’s constituency office, the House of Lords, and a swimming pool, but not necessarily in that order.

He published his first novel, Here Be Dragons, in April 2018 and his Amazon Prime TV show, The Rig, launched in January 2023. 

His agent is Jonathan Kinnersley at The Agency 


"David is a stand out performer. His quick wit and sharp use of language never fail to wow an audience!" The Loud Poets


David writes and performs poetry on such varied subjects as: instant coffee, cinema, the joy of sweat, deadly ceilidhs, mosh-pits, beards, and puppy delivery services.

In 2017 he was a finalist in the Hammer & Tongue UK Poetry Slam Championship and in 2018 took his first solo show 'Odes to Joy' to the Edinburgh Festival.

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David's debut TV show The Rig launched on Amazon Prime in January 2023. A second series is currently in production. Previously, David's scripts have appeared on the Brit List and been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Red Planet Prize and the Edinburgh TV Festival New Voices Awards. He currently has a number of projects in development across the industry.

For screenwriting enquiries please contact Jonathan Kinnersley at The Agency

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