If you’ve been paying attention, you might recall the Royal Occultist Primer I made available for download a few weeks ago. If not, it’s a PDF that contains three previously published stories–“The Artist as Wolf”, “Iron Bells” and “Wendy-Smythe’s Worm”–that act as a sort of a taste-test for the Royal Occultist stories. If you enjoy these, you’ll like the others.
Reynolds has written many more stories of these characters and their post World War I environs, and as evidenced here he does a remarkably splendid job in marrying folklore and the occult with a cast that flirts with alternate history. These plots and scripts are very maturely executed, with the banter of his two leads lending a human touch to these events of otherworldly nightmare.