London, Sept 12 : A Brit soldier may soon become a best-selling children's author for a novel he wrote while serving in Iraq.
Sean Beech, an Army medic Corporal, wrote the book while he was tending the injured in Basra.
The adventure book 'The Ice Crown' is a Lord of the Rings-style fantasy about the battle to reclaim mythical lands.
"In between mortar attacks, I had a bit of downtime. It was escapism I needed to take my mind off the harrowing things in Basra," the Sun quoted Cpl Beech, of Winchester, Hants, as saying.
The 38-year-old dad of three has written down the chapters of his book on Army notepads.
According to reports, the book, which is set to be published in two weeks, may top the bestsellers' list.
However, Beech left the Queen Alexander Royal Nursing Corps, in the Light Infantry, in November for finishing his book and work as a teacher.