Today sees the release of a new Royal Occultist story in Luna’s Children: Stranger Worlds, a new anthology from Dark Oak Press. “The Hungry Stones” finds St. Cyprian and Gallowglass matching wits with a possessed woman and a lupine horror in rural Derbyshire in 1923. 


From the blurb:

Fear The Full Moon!

For countless centuries, mankind has watched as the sun goes down knowing that Luna will rise in its place, to rain her brilliant shards of light upon the Earth. But for the cursed and afflicted, that silvery orb brings horror and death.

Luna’s Children: Stranger Worlds takes the stories of the werewolf and turns them in their pointy ears. From the American Old West to the Victorian-era streets of London, from the Far East to worlds undiscovered, from steampunk to Nazis, Stranger Worlds takes us on 21 horror-filled journeys from the twisted minds of some of the best writers.

The anthology is available in trade, hardback and electronic editions from and its international affiliates, as well as Barnes & Noble. To read an excerpt from the anthology, visit the Dark Oak Press website.

Click HERE to read an excerpt from “The Hungry Stones”. The story features the first appearance of the infamous Gubbio Sigillum, one of the Royal Occultist’s tools of the trade. To see where this story fits into the series, visit the Royal Occultist Chronology.

You can also keep track of the latest Royal Occultist news via the series’ Facebook page. And to download the ROYAL OCCULTIST PRIMER, a free PDF containing previously published stories, click HERE.