The Mandeville School are proud to say that Edward Tagg, a Year 12 student, has published his first novel – ‘Stand to Resist! – The Shield of Kelan’.
Edward, aged 17, has been writing from an extremely young age. Seeing it as one of his few passions that would further progress throughout his life, he describes it as being one of the many wonders that people can achieve: “Expressing fictional imagination is a crucial way in which you can put forward messages, opinions, share general topics and investigate undiscussed factors of life. All of this, as well, can be achieved whilst creating a universe in which the story is alive and breathing.” For several years, Edward had been trying to build up the mind-set and courage to self-publish one of his works after writing three previous novels, which technically remain untitled. A common theme for these is that they focused on the difficulties of conflict and those involved within it, which is what ‘Stand to Resist’ aims to recreate and progress.