Today sees two new efforts from Black Library up for preorder. Maledictions is an anthology of horror stories by a host of authors, including Cassandra Khaw, Peter McLean and myself. And The Wicked and the Damned is a portmanteau novel, made up of a trio of interconnected novellas written by David Annandale, Phil Kelly and myself.
From the blurbs:
Horror is no stranger to the dark worlds of Warhammer. Its very fabric is infested with the arcane, the strange and the downright terrifying. From the cold vastness of the 41st Millennium to the creeping evil at large in the Mortal Realms, this anthology of short stories explores the sinister side of Warhammer in a way it never has been before. Psychological torment, visceral horrors, harrowing tales of the supernatural and the nightmares buried within, this collection brings together a grim host of tales to chill the very blood…
The Wicked and the Damned:
On a misty cemetery world, three strangers are drawn together through mysterious circumstances. Each of them has a tale to tell of a narrow escape from death. Amid the toll of funerary bells and the creep and click of mortuary-servitors, the truth is confessed. But whose story can be trusted? Whose recollection is warped, even unto themselves? For these are strange stories of the uncanny, the irrational and the spine-chillingly frightening, where horrors abound and the dark depths of the human psyche is unearthed…
These books are part of the first wave of the new Warhammer Horror line. I’m curious to see what readers will make of them. My story for The Wicked and the Damned is a psychological horror tale, making use of the Kafkaesque grimdark elements inherent in the Warhammer 40,000 setting. In contrast, my short story in Maledictions is an Age of Sigmar tale in the tradition William Hope Hodgson.
The Wicked and the Damned and Maledictions are both available to preorder from the Black Library site, as well as Amazon and its subsidiaries.