Rob J. Hayes is a British fantasy writer. On this page you will find up to date news on new releases along with excerpts from his books, a bunch of short stories and contact information.

Latest Release


start_a_fire_200It Takes A Thief To Start A Fire was released in ebook and paperback formats on 25th October 2016

It Takes a Thief To Start A Fire, the follow up to It Takes a Thief To Catch A Sunrise is now available to order from Amazon.

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I have decided to end my publishing agreement with Ragnarok Publications and take my books back to self publishing. This has been a very big and very difficult decision. You can find out more on my blog page.


I am taking part in BookNest’s Fabulous Fantasy Fundraiser, raising money for Doctors Without Borders. It’s a raffle and for just £1 you can be in with a chance to win 100 fantasy books signed by the authors themselves. So head on over to and donate to a good cause.

thief-1-catch_sunrise-audiocover-small Audio book release

I’m pleased to announce It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise is now available in audio book.

There are now maps of the world that The Ties That Bind trilogy and the forthcoming series, Best Laid Plans are set in. Click the thumbnails below to see larger versions. A big thankyou to Tim Paul for creating the maps.

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