Ricky Baxter

Ricky Baxter

Ricky Baxter

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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Interview


Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Further Education, University, Adult


Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science fiction, Short story

Book types

Fiction for adults, Fiction for young-adults


Hello and welcome to my page!

My name is Ricky and I am a London born, fantasy author of novels and short novellas. I am an author and speaker, who hosts creative workshops.

Starting out as a composer since graduating with a Ba(Hons) in music and multimedia in 2007, I worked for many independent short film directors, gaining notable IMDB credits. I then decided to embrace my earlier passion of creating stories, till this very day. My most notable novel is Gideon and the Crimson Samurai, which in July made it to the top 40 amazon rank in the whole country.

I have been found in blog features, radio shows, podcasts and even literature festivals. During book reading month, early in 2020, I led a creative workshop for the Black Cultural Archives. I also visited Whitehorse school in Croydon, to talk about the self-publishing journey, before leading a fun and creative workshop for the students.



 - Black Cultural Archives: Guest speaker and workshop leader (March 2020)

 - Whitehorse Manor Primary School: Speaker and workshop leader (April 2020)



"I loved it, from the first chapter I knew I had chosen correctly when I pressed the buy button. Nominated by a mate, I was sure it would be good, but it was better than good. All I can say is hurry Mr Baxter and give us more...I miss reading this Novel already!" - Ge (Amazon customer) -5 stars -

"I bought this book on a whim as the cover fought my eye. I am glad I did. It was very entertaining. I look forward to reading the next book." - Keith (Amazon Customer) -5 stars -

"Sensation and good provision of escapist entertainment.Characterisation impressive and quickly catches reader attention, Lastly the story is full of unexpected surprises and got intense development." - Lawrence (Amazon Customer ) 4 stars 


Gideon and the Crimson Samurai by [Ricky Baxter, Anang Hidayat, Stephen Howell]Savior (Gideon and the Crimson Samurai Book 2) by [Ricky Baxter, Anang Hidayat, May Barret]Mother Gaia by [Ricky Baxter, Carlos Garcia, Stephen Howell]Queen by [Ricky Baxter, Naia Jozame, Stephen Howell]
Moonlight Requiem by [Ricky Baxter, Vasco Cerqueira, May Barret]A Sinless Horizon by [Ricky Baxter, Stephen Howell]The Worst Death by [Ricky Baxter, Tamara Višković, Stephen Howell]The Seventh Blessing by [Ricky Baxter, Camilla Sole, May Barret ]

Books by Ricky Baxter

I have written 9 books and will soon release 2 more before the end of 2020. All my novels are fiction and are about amazing stories of love, friendship and hope. My most popular title is Gideon and the Crimson Samurai, a coming of age fiction adventure about 2 unlikely individuals, on a quest to find the answers they seek.

Gideon and the Crimson Samurai

Gideon Joust is your average twelve-year-old boy, with all the growing insecurities one would expect, following the mysterious disappearance of his father. On one fateful day, the boy’s world is turned upside down – leading to a chance encounter with a brash child warrior: Kibishi the Crimson Samurai. 

Gideon and the Crimson Samurai: Book 2

Gideon Joust is your average twelve-year-old boy, with all the growing insecurities one would expect, following the mysterious disappearance of his father. However thanks to Kibishi the Crimson Samurai, Gideon was finally able to discover the true events surrounding his disappearance – bringing to light a sinister plan that seems all but unavoidable. Fierce foes and old friends return, in a confrontation that will decide the fate of the future. Winner takes all. 

The Seventh Blessing

Within the world of Popla, the gods rule over mankind. Thanks to their order, mankind lives safe from the dangers of the world’s monsters and demon beasts. However, even with their protection, there are some who have chosen to rebel against their benevolent masters. Having lost his sister to a mysterious sickness called the Seventh Blessing, rumoured to have been created by the gods themselves, A young man named Luna will attempt to rescue her soul from death. Armed with a living blade, he will oppose the order of the gods - going as far as to request the aid of a legendary demon named Ten. Within this epic fantasy adventure, the trio will explore a world together, where divinity and mortality are intertwined. However, at the end of their journey, will the true secret of the Seventh Blessing tear them apart? 

Mother Gaia

Of all the species that have evolved, mankind has exceeded the most. From the discovery of fire to the Internet and advanced machinery. Unfortunately the hearts of men have changed for the worse, due to greed, corruption and manipulative warfare. As such the wrath of the earth has been stirred and its creator Mother Gaia takes it upon herself, to end humanity. 


Sonia wakes to find herself in Heaven - world of no suffering and pain. However she soon finds a valuable and important piece of herself missing, despite living in eternal paradise. A longing to be close to someone special is felt deep inside her soul – causing her to question the world around her. Aided by a mysterious angel, Sonia will defy the kingdom of heaven, in an attempt to reclaim her missing past. 

Moonlight Requiem

Summoned by the wishes of a mad emperor, three young abominations enter a world plagued by tragedy and conflict. Following the commands of their bitter master, to kill the world’s most powerful wizard king, the three will discover a vicious cycle of revenge and despair. Will they continue to be a part of this tragic cycle, or will they find the strength to carve forth a brighter path? 

The Worst Death

Responsibility is not for some – especially when it comes to a somewhat laid back teenager, with thoughts of sleeping usually on his mind. Being an underachiever is all he’s ever known – however when a loved one loses their life due to his irresponsibility, the naive teenager decides to put things right by making a deal… with death. 

A Sinless Horizon

In a world bound by conflict, orchestrated by two world powers that have fought for centuries – one teenager’s somewhat peaceful life has been destroyed, along with everything he once knew. Saved by an ancient alien species, before given their mightiest suit to achieve his revenge, the boy will become the world’s greatest threat. In order to dismantle the constant cycle of war, Aldara will go up against the armies of the world – in a search to find a Sinless Horizon. 

The Blue Witch

Growing up in the city of London, a young lady has reached her limit living in the hustle and bustle of the UK's capital. Living with a shameless mother, adulterer father and working at a dead end job, Ophelia has just about given up on life in The Big Smoke. That is, until she is transported to the magical world of Pecopia - a land where she is tasked with overthrowing an evil witch queen. However, unlike most girls who learn a valuable lesson of love and hope by the end of their journey - Ophelia's only thought is one of revenge.