Monday, 15 December 2008

Ho Ho Ho (and so on, and so forth)

Yuletide greetings to you all

Man, have I ever been flat out intensely busy! Hence the relative lack of blog posts. Many apologies for not swinging by here more often, but the fruits of our labours will hopefully be exciting and tantalising you in 2009. So what news? Firstly lets have a look at some very sexy new covers. Here we have the cover for Jasper Bark's zombie novel Way of The Barefoot Zombie a satirical look at upper management, economic greed and the undead. Topical and zombie tastic!

Jasper is a superb writer, having produced the Sniper Elite novelisation and the thrilling, Dawn Over Doomsday for the Afterblight Chronicles series. We're all very much looking forward to seeing  what Jasper is going to produce for this foray into horror.
And now, I can also reveal the next cover in our Twilight of Kerberos sword and sorcery series, this is for Mike Wild's The Crucible of The Dragon God, the second book in the Kali Hooper trilogy. We've only just got the art in for this so we haven't had a chance to ad cover text, but behold it in all its glory anyway:

As ever Mark Harrison is to thank for these stunning covers. And, as we're doing 12 titles next year instead of 8 you can expect more from this man. That's right, no rest for Mark. He loves it really.

In other news Pax Britannia: Human Nature is now at press and should be at the distributors just before Christmas in order for an early January launch. Apologies for the delay on this but I'm sure you'll agree that it has been worth it when you read the latest installment of Ulysses Quicksilver's adventures. Included in this novel is an exclusive festive short story, Christmas Past, set in Oxford and featuring a collection of very disreputable gentlemen. And, as if that weren't enough excitement for you, you can meet Jonathan Green, the author of these delectable tales in person on Jan 9th (2009 obviously) at the Shaftsbury Avenue Forbidden Planet store in London, where he will be signing copies of Human nature between 6-7pm. Don't miss out if you're in the area. As ever, don't forget to check out Jonathan's blog.

And then in February we shall see a new character enter the world of Twilight of Kerberos when David A. McIntee's Light of Heaven is published. The final touches are being applied to the novel right at the moment so that should be winging its way to the printers in early January.

So, much going on and much to look forward to.
Right, on with the work.

Have a splendid Christmas and a great New Year.

All The Best

Jon (Editor)

Monday, 17 November 2008

The Hooded Man shall return

Hello Folkses

Another missive from Abaddon HQ for you. Mainly to tell you that I have recently commissioned Paul Kane to write a sequel to The Afterblight Chronicles: Arrowhead called Broken Arrow. This will follow the adventures of Robert and his entourage from the first novel and expands on the already intriguing world that Paul has created. The release date is still to be confirmed so watch this space for more news. In the meantime, if you haven't already, I strongly urge you to check out Arrowhead. It's already been garnering much praise, with Death Ray calling it "huge fun."
Meanwhile we've been busy putting the finishing touches to the latest volume in the Pax Britannia series, Jonathan Green's Human Nature. Expect more swashbuckling and steam-punk styled horror and intrigue from the pen of Pax Britannia's creator. Plus, as an added bonus, Human Nature, will include the short story "Christmas Past", specially commissioned for this volume. 
2009's titles are already shaping up nicely, with 12 titles already commissioned. Yus, that's four more than this year! We're upping the Abaddon goodness for you people. So expect 3 books in each series, instead of 2 plus more from the Twilight of Kerberos series, expanding on this vast sword and sorcery world and introducing a new character to the mix.
In the meantime, as we approach this festive season, why not spend the long winter nights perusing one of our fine titles? Or, they make perfect gifts for loved ones.

Anyhew, until next time.

Happy reading

Jonathan Oliver (Editor)

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

On Zombies, Pax Britannia and more zombies

Hello All

First of all, apologies for the lack of posts of late. I have been in manuscript land for the last two weeks and have had very little time to do anything other than read and copy-edit. 
Anyway, talking of books I'm very pleased to be able to announce that we have commissioned another Tomes of The Dead title for 2009: Hungry Hearts by the very talented Gary McMahon.
I've been reading Gary's short work for a while now and his fiction has an intelligent fierceness that makes for very compelling reading. So, please welcome him to the Abaddon fold.

On the Pax Britannia front I can now reveal the cover for Evolution Expects, the fifth book in the series by Jonathan Green, due out April 2009 (US release date to be confirmed).

As for our current list, I suggest you go check out your local book stores for Tomes of The Dead: Anno Mortis by Rebecca Levene. This is a superb addition to our zombie range set in Ancient Rome. This title will be released February next year in the States.

That's all for now. 

Happy reading

Jonathan Oliver

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Vote for Kerberos

Hi All

As you may be aware a new fantasy award is in the offing with the David Gemmell Legend Award, which both honors the memory of Gemmell himself while celebrating the best in new heroic fantasy.  And guess what? You can vote for both Shadowmage and The Clockwork King of Orl over at the site. We would be honored if you did. The choice is yours.
Many thanks for Gareth Wilson for setting this up for us.

More news soon on another great Tomes of The Dead novel coming your way in 2009.

Happy reading.


Monday, 6 October 2008

Facebook and a Face

People may not be aware that there is now an Abaddon Books group on facebook which all are welcome to join. Come, join us there to discuss and link with authors.
Talking of authors I can now reveal the visage of another Abaddon writer. This be Mike Wild, author of the excellent Twilight of Kerberos: The Clockwork King of Orl. Mike is currently working on the follow-up, The Crucible of The Dragon God.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

On the Abaddon Newsletter

Hi All

This is just a quick note to say that we will be disbanding the e-mailed newsletter that some of you may have been receiving in favour of the Blog. This means that all news items will now appear here. Hopefully this will free up space for people and be a much preferred option. Do feel free to send in your feedback.

Best Wishes

Jonathan Oliver

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Of Editor and Author

If any of you have every wondered what my hideous visage looks like here's a pic of me with Paul Kane at his book launch at Fantasycon. Paul is the one holding the copy of Arrowhead. I'm the one with wonky smile and the geeky t-shirt. I'n not usually this red. Wine may be have been involved...

On Fantasycon, Operation Motherland and Twilight of Kerberos


Keith and I (our marketing bod) returned, this week, from Fantasycon in Nottingham after having a marvelous weekend with some of the brightest genre talents around. Abaddon did well and the feedback we got was generally very positive. I sat on four panels, mediated one, and it was great to discuss the field with fellow enthusiasts and professionals such as Adam Neville, Mark Morris, John Grant, Ian Watson, Christopher Golden, Simon Guerrier and others. It was also great to hook up with old friends and I was over the moon that my good friend Joel Lane won the award for best short story. Joel is, in my humble opinion, one of the country's finest short story writers and you should all check out his collection The Lost District. It was also my pleasure to properly launch Paul Kane's Afterblight novel, Arrowhead. In fact, Paul's book was the best-seller (for us) of the convention and many thanks must go to Lee Harris of Hub Magazine for his stellar reviews of the title. Many thanks also to Marie O' Regan for her invaluable help. Feedback on this book has been great and should you need reminding of Mark Harrison's beautiful cover here it is again:

It was also great to be able to hook up with future Tomes of The Dead scribe, Simon Bestwick. Simon's novel, Tide of Souls, will be released next November. I first met Simon back when the 1990s were in their later years and it was a great pleasure to be able to hook up again for a pint or five and shoot the breeze.
Big love must also go to the very fine writer Gary McMahon, who is a true gent and a superb writer. Gary is fairly new to the scene (well, new-ish) but is already writing up a storm with distinctive, vicious and perceptive fiction. It was a pleasure to see him again and I only wish we'd had more time to chat. 
Fantasycon is the very first convention I went to as a fan back when I was 17 and it felt a bit like a homecoming to do it this year as a professional.

In other news, Mr. Harrison has done yet another beautiful cover for us for Scott Andrews forthcoming Afterblight novel, Operation Motherland (March 2009 UK/June 2009 US)

This is Scott's sequel to the superb School's Out and follows the adventures of Lee Keegan as he goes to Iraq to search for his father. I've only read the first chapter so far but it looks like it's shaping up to be absolutely superb.

Now, let us pour ourselves a goblet of mead and talk about the Twilight of Kerberos series. "But Jon, what are your plans for the Twilight of Kerberos series?" I hear - well imagine actually -  you ask. Well the vision for Kerberos is that we're going to introduce four characters in four trilogies, one trilogy per character in other words. You may have already met the first two of these characters with Lucius Kane in Shadowmage by Matthew Sprange and Kali Hooper in The Clockwork King of Orl by Mike Wild. Next February (June for the US) you can meet Gabriella DeZantez in David A. McIntee's Light of Heaven and there will be one more hero introduced next year. The idea is that each of our extraordinary heroes have a legacy linked to the ancient races of Twilight and they will discover the strange history of their world. After the four trilogies run their course there will be a further 3-4 books dealing with massive world changing events and our heroes will be right at the heart of it. That's the plan anyway, since you ask. I hope that you'll join us for the ride as it promises to be fun. We'll be increasing the frequency of the volumes for this so you don't have to wait too long to see the saga develop.

Well, that about wraps it up. Until next time.

Jonathan Oliver

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Of hooded men, fantasy gathering and upcoming titles

Hello from your humble editor

Hopefully by now people have begun to get their mitts on the latest title in The Afterblight Chronicles, Arrowhead by Paul Kane. Already this latest addition to the Afterblight universe is receiving positive feedback and Paul himself has been working flat-out to promote the book. An associate of Paul's, Brad Watson, has even put together a trailer for the book. Check it out:

We will also be at Fantasycon this weekend to officially launch the title. Not only will we be selling the book at the promotion price of £5 (a whole £1.99 cheaper than in the shops) but you can also get a glass of wine if you buy the book.  Paul will also be answering questions and doing a reading (of the book that is, he's not some kind of weirdy psychic). 

In other news I can now report the first 6 months' titles for next year for Abaddon. So, the schedule is currently looking like this for 2009.

February - Twilight of Kerberos: The Light of Heaven by David A. McIntee

March - The Afterblight Chronicles: Operation Motherland by Scott Andrews

April - Pax Britannia: Evolution Expects by Jonathan Green

June - Tomes of The Dead: The Way of The Barefoot Zombie by Jaspre Bark

I can also announce a commission from an author brand new to Abaddon, Simon Bestwick

Simon is penning a Tomes of The Dead novel for us called Tide of Souls. It's a great pleasure to commission a writer as diverse and talented as Simon as I've enjoyed his short fiction for years now.

There will be more titles announced shortly but that's just to wet your whistle for now.

While I'm not editing, writing or thinking about books I occasionally get time to read them for pleasure as well. Currently I'm enjoying Stephen King's Dark Tower series, which I've been meaning to get round to for ages. It's a nice melange (I love that word) of King's styles in something that's not quite fantasy, horror or western but works adequately well as all three. I'm 3 books in at the moment and plan to plow on all the way to book 7.

Anyhew, happy reading.

Jonathan Oliver 


Tuesday, 19 August 2008

More from Abaddon

Good afternoon/morning (time zone depending)

Well, after a busy July and August of being out of the UK quite a bit I can finally settle down and update you on what has been going on here at Abaddon towers. 
Things are progressing well with our new distributors and over the next few months I shall be putting certain measures in place that mean that the US market gets the books around the same time, if not earlier, as the UK market. So hopefully that will make it easier for our fans across the Atlantic to get their hands on our titles.
The response to our latest title - Tomes of The Dead: I, Zombie - has been very positive indeed, with Al Ewing's novel garnering praise all over the interweb as well as in the pages of such magazines as Black Static
Also, hot off the press is Paul Kane's post-apocalypse Robin Hood story The Afterblight Chronicles: Arrowhead which we will be officially launching at Fantasycon which runs from the 19th-21st September at the Britannia Hotel in Nottingham. 

Paul will be in attendance to sign copies and answer questions at the event. The launch date will be confirmed nearer the time. Abaddon will be at the event all weekend, selling books and guesting on panels.
In other news we have just received the cover for our first title of 2009. This is Twilight of Kerberos: The Light of Heaven by David A. McIntee, which should be hitting shelves in the UK next February.

As always Mark Harrison has done a sterling job on the cover. The Light of Heaven introduces a new hero to the world of Twilight, Gabriella DeZantez, a religious crusader whose world is turned upside down by strange events in The Worlds' Ridge Mountains. David is a stalwart of genre fiction, having produced many titles for the Doctor Who range of novels and it is a pleasure to have him on board. 
Meanwhile, early next month will see the release of the 2nd book in the Twilight series with, Twilight of Kerberos: The Clockwork King of Orl by Mike Wild.

A US release date for this will be confirmed at a later date. Clockwork King introduces us to Kali Hooper, tomb raider extraordinaire.
Next year will see the introduction of a fourth hero to the world of Twilight, as well as an expansion of the range as we follow the adventures of our group of heroes and what their 'legacies' will mean for the world of Twilight as a whole.

Anyhew, I best go now and attend to the pile of admin that I have to wade through this week. Happy days!

In the meantime, enjoy the books and keep watching this space.

Jonathan Oliver

Friday, 4 July 2008

A Very Belated Update

Hello Folks

First of all, apologies for this massively late update on the Abaddon universe. It has been a very busy few months what with going to LA, then going on holiday to Majorca and now I have to catch up with everything before we go to the San Diego Comicon in a few weeks time.
Anyway, by now - hopefully - you have all picked up your copies of Tomes of The Dead: I, Zombie by Al Ewing. If you're in the UK that is, the US copies will ship shortly and should be on shelves in the not too distant future.

And talking of zombies, the very gifted Mark Harrison has just finished the cover for the next book in the collection, Tomes of The Dead: Anno Mortis (November, UK) by Rebecca Levene.

And, I have yet another cover for you because Mark also managed to produce a stunning cover for Jonathan Green's next Pax Britannia, Human Nature (December, UK). 

So, lots of good stuff to look forward to. I will confirm US release dates shortly. We have just transfered to a new US distributor, National Book Network. I'm currently working with the team there to get the schedule and release dates sorted. More news soon.

The next UK release from us meanwhile is Twilight of Kerberos: The Clockwork King of Orl by Mike Wild, which will be hitting shelves in August. Mike has produced a rip-roaring adventure tale that expands on the world of Twilight and reveals new and exciting secrets that will impact throughout the series. This is the first book in a series of adventures for Kali Hooper, tomb-raider and adventurer extraordinaire.

So, life is generally pretty busy here at Abaddon towers. 

Happy Reading!

Jonathan Oliver

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Pax Britannia Competition

If you go over to Jonathan Green's Pax Britannia Blog you will be able to enter a rather special competition. Go and check it out!

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

On the Apocalypse, Zombies and various other things

Hulloh from me

Well, it's been a pretty busy week with plenty of manuscripts to read through and books to put through their final stages but all is ticking over nicely. I have approved the final proofs for The Afterblight Chronicles: Dawn Over Doomsday by Jaspre Bark and this is now rolling through the press, so we should be seeing the book in shops in a couple of weeks. Look out for it.
Al Ewing's I, Zombie is pretty much in its final stages also and I will be getting out advance PDFs for reviewers very shortly.
In other news I have Paul Kane's Afterblight novel, Arrowhead to read through and will soon be receiving the manuscripts for Mike Wild's Kerberos novel, The Clockwork King of Orl and Rebecca Levene's Tomes of The Dead novel, Anno Mortis. So plenty to look forward to.
So, thats' the books.

I continue to be most impressed with the new season of Doctor Who on the telly-box. Catherine Tate is for better than I thought she'd be and new Who seems to have come to maturity. It was great to see the Sontarans back, a whole race driven by wee man syndrome!
Other than that, we're also very much enjoying Dexter in the Oliver household. Easily the best crime series of recent years. The characters are brilliantly drawn and the plot is twisty and windy in a very satisfying way. We're three quarters of the way through season one so far and loving it.
Movie-wise I saw The Wild Bunch for the first time the other day. Yes it's taken me that long to get round to it. Fantastic western. You can't go wrong with a cast that includes Ernest Borgnine and Warren Oates. We also recently watched Control, the Ian Curtis biopic. As you'd expect, not exactly a laugh a minute but still very powerful. Finally caught up with Cronenberg's latest too, Eastern Promises. A really strong crime movie. I had worried that Vigo would be awful at a Russian accent but he was spot on. Cronenberg has to be one of my favourite directors of all time. His style and thematic concerns evolve with his movies. He's not the same director now, as the man who made Shivers all those years ago, and that's a good thing. Not that Shivers isn't a very fine movie but if he was making body horror all the time he wouldn't be the great director that he is. For the record my favourite Cronenberg movie is Dead Ringers
I can also thoroughly recommend The Orphanage, a powerful ghost story from a first time Spanish director. It's very stylish, cleverly written and powerful. It has some proper shit-your pants scares in it too. The seance scene (starring Charlie Chaplin's daughter) is particularly chilling. As ever Europe and Asia seem to be leading the way in horror movies. 

And talking of horror, in my spare time I've been reading the rather excellent Ramsey Campbell novel The Overnight. I've always been a huge fan of Ramsey's work. He was one of the first authors who made me realise that horror fiction was just as valid a branch of literature as any other. He opened the way for me to discover such authors as Robert Aickman, Fritz Leiber, Ray Bradbury, Thomas Tessier, Thomas Ligotti and many other fine writers of the macabre. When it comes to supernatural fiction, Campbell is unparalleled. The Overnight is one of his more recent works and proves that he doesn't mellow with age. Ramsey's novels are as powerful and unsettling as they've ever been. If you get the chance also check out The Grin of The Dark, which has just been released by Virgin Books in paperback. 

Anyway, this has been a vast and rambling post. I must get on and do some editing.

Until next time


Thursday, 10 April 2008

Greeting from the Shiny New Place


Well, sorry for all the 'radio-silence' recently. Life has been pretty hectic of late what with our big office move half-way across Oxford. Yes, we are now in a shiny and new purpose-built office. It is most swanky.
The other week Keith (our marketing bod) and I attended Eastercon at the Radison Edwardian Hotel at Heathrow. Here are some authors signing books:

This be Jonathan Green, author of Pax Britannia: Unnatural History and Pax Britannia: Leviathan Rising showing off his latest book. Jon has promised me lots of good things from the next Pax Britannia volume and you may even get wind of some of his nefarious plans over at his blog.

And this dashing young fellow is Scott Andrews, author of The Afterblight Chronicles: School's Out. Scott is currently working on Operation Motherland, the follow-up to his stonkingly good Afterblight novel. You can catch up with Scott on his blog too.
Much fun was had at Eastercon and China Mieville (author of Perdido Street Station) brought me a pint. We also geeked-out with comedian Mitch Ben over 2000 AD in the bar, witnessed the rise of Tivian Stark (vampire hunter extraordinaire), discussed all things SF with SMS, bemoaned THAC0 with the editor of SFX, David Bradley, took a directionless and long walk in search of a curry and I personally apologised to Paul Cornell for mistaking him for Steven Moffatt the first time we met at a Comic Convention several years ago. You may hear the terrible details of that truly spectacular hole-digging at a convention sometime.

Anyway, stuff and things! You shall be delighted to know that Dreams of Inan: The Worm That Wasn't by Mike Maddox is now finally available. Much apologies for the lateness of this, I hope you'll agree that it has been worth the wait. In the meantime check out the super sexy cover by Mark Harrison below. I tried to paste the image immediately after this text but the Gods of the net defied me!

In other news, I have been adding the finishing editorial flourished to Jaspre Bark's novel The Afterblight Chronicles: Dawn Over Doomsday which shall be hitting shops in but a few weeks. We are also preparing for the London Book Fair next week, where I shall be meeting lots of industry types and planning for Abaddon's future. Many exciting things happening.

This week I have mostly been reading Iron Council by China Mieville and Kingdom of The Wicked by Ian Edginton and D'Israeli.
We've also been enjoying our new sofa and a healthily stocked wine rack.

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Monsters from The Deep and Doomsday are just around the corner

Well, hopefully all our UK readers have recovered from the earthquake which apparently shook the country the other day. I must admit that I slept through it but it does sound rather exciting. Maybe it heralds the second age of Cthulhu.
Or not.
Anyway, book news. I have literally just sent Pax Britannia: Leviathan Rising, by Jonathan Green, to press. This next volume in the saga of Ulysses Quicksilver will be out next month and not only do you get a whole novel's worth of steam-punk action but the book also includes the exclusive novella Vanishing Point. 
Also, I have just finished the first read-through of Jaspre Bark's The Afterblight Chronicles: Dawn Over Doomsday, and I couldn't be more pleased with this addition to the Afterblight universe. Jaspre's novel re-visits the Native American population and The Apostolic Church of The Rediscovered Dawn as explored in the first book in the series, The Culled. Expect an action-packed story intelligently written, exploring religion and conflict. This will hit the shelves in April.

A couple of us from the Abaddon team will be at the Orbital convention during Easter weekend (21-24th March), so if you're along for that make sure to pop by our stand in the dealer's room. More details of the convention can be found here.

Apart from all this Abaddon stuff, in my free time this week I have mostly been reading Weaveworld by Clive Barker, which is terrific fun. Films enjoyed these past two weeks include 
Be Kind, Rewind, The Constant Gardener, Stranger Than Fiction and Willard.

Anyway, more news soon


Monday, 18 February 2008

Headless Chicken

Yes, I have been running around like one, but in a good way. So much going on here at Abaddon!
Firstly, I have received the advance copies of Twilight of Kerberos: Shadowmage and it looks ace. This title will be hitting a book shop near you any day now. Matthew Sprange's tale of sword and sorcery is a must read and only the first book in what it going to be a much bigger series.
I have also been reading the first halves of Twilight of Kerberos: The Clockwork King of Orl by Mike Wild and Tomes of The Dead: I, Zombie by Al Ewing. I couldn't be more pleased with how these titles are shaping up. I can guarantee you that you are in for a treat with these novels.
Also, landing on my desk this last week was the final manuscript for Jaspre Barke's Afterblight novel Dawn Over Doomsday. I'm only 50 pages in to my first edit but I'm more than pleased with this extension of the Afterblight universe. Mr Bark has done us proud and I'm personally very proud of how this series is shaping up. Colour me chuffed.
Also - yes another also - Pax Britannia: Leviathan Rising by Jonathan Green (out in March) will include a bonus short story, 'Vanishing Point.' So, once you finish Leviathan Rising you can sate your hunger for more Ulysses adventure, immediately. 
In other news we're drawing up plans for various Abaddon promotions this year and finalising a potential deal with a US distributor. So, it's all go here.
US readers, I realise that there has been a slow-down on the titles available in the States and for this I apologise. This is an issue we're working very hard to rectify at the moment. Needless to say I think we're almost on the clincher of a deal which will see our books spread once more through your fair country.

On a personal note - because I know you're vastly interested in me - I have mostly been reading London Revenant by Conrad Williams in my spare time, which I can thoroughly recommend. An intriguing blend of twisted fantasy and horror. Go look it up and check out some of Conrad's other titles too. He is very good.
I have mostly been listening to Ben Folds, Bill Evans, Charlie Mingus, Nick Cave and AC/DC the past few weeks.

More news from the edge soon.

Soupy Twists!


Monday, 28 January 2008

Jonathan Green to do more Pax Britannia

Well, it's been a fun few weeks what with flooding once again threatening our home and me rapidly approaching thirty (this Thursday is the big day if you must know), but there is at least some great stuff happening at Abaddon.
The big bit of news is that Jonathan Green has agreed to write more Pax Britannia novels for us, he's going to be signing a new two-book deal for 2008. Jonathan promises to present us with yet more adventures for everybody's favourite hero-dandy Ulysses Quicksilver.
He will also be providing an exclusive short story as a bonus to be included in Pax Britannia: Leviathan Rising, coming in March.
The big release for next month is, of course, Twilight of Kerberos: Shadowmage by Matthew Sprange, launching Abaddon's brand-new line of sword and sorcery novels.
As always, check out our website for more details.

'But what does an Abaddon editor read when he's not slaving over a manuscript?' you say.

Well, this week I have mostly been reading The Joke is Over: Memories of Hunter S. Thompson by Ralph Steadman, which is superb and makes me nostalgic for an era I never really knew. A mix of American history seen through the bottom of a glass darkly, tales of men who should really have known better and brilliantly savage illustration.
I was also chuffed to bits to find new editions of some Cornell Woolrich books when I went to London the other week.
So, that's what is my bag this week daddy-ohs.
Stay tuned for more tales from the dark side next time.


Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Welcome to the Abaddon Blog!

Hello. Well, this is exciting isn't it? You will have to bear with me on this a bit because I am, indeed, a Blog virgin.
Anyway, here is where you can come to check out the latest Abaddon news, gossip, reviews and random thoughts from your esteemed editor.
As 2008 rolls around I can confidently say that I'm pretty excited about our schedule for this year. Not only have we got the launch of a brand new series with Twilight of Kerberos: Shadowmage by Matthew Sprange but we also have the third book in the Pax Britannia series Leviathan Rising by Jonathan Green. Jonathan continues to expand on the adventures of Ulysses Quicksilver and there will be more from the dandy later in the year.

Not only this but more from our regular series The Afterblight Chronicles and Tomes of The Dead. Check out our website for more details at

We'll also be cropping up at various science-fiction conventions throughout the year. The first of these being Orbital on the 21-24th March. More details can be found here

Anyway, that's all for now. There will be more posts at a later date.

For now, happy reading!