Scott Harper asks:
Is there any chance the Blood Dragon novel will ever be printed in any form?
Short answer: no.
Long answer: It is unlikely for a number of reasons. The foremost being because it never actually got past the pitch stage, due to scheduling conflicts with the End Times material. Essentially, the End Times happened and any Warhammer Fantasy novel that hadn’t already been contracted was never going to be.
Another reason is almost certainly the relatively poor sales of Master of Death. While Neferata earned out its advance fairly quickly, the sequel did surprisingly poorly. Master of Death suffered a death of a thousand cuts, the most grievous of which were likely the sudden change in format from paperback to trade, as well as the utter lack of marketing it received upon its release.
Regardless the combination of timing and sales effectively killed any chance Blood Dragon had of being commissioned, or of an omnibus being assembled.
tldr; sometimes vampires don’t rise from the grave.
I’ve had a few things hit the shelves since I last posted. First up is the third and final entry in the Blackshields audio series, The Broken Chain. Continue reading
2019 has been a busy year, but not for the usual reasons. Perhaps the biggest one is that my wife and I had a child last year, and that’s the sort of thing that upends all former certainties and schedules. Even so, I managed to get some work done. Continue reading
On Twitter, @TaxFraud0 asks:
Have you ever considered writing about the people/culture of a city from the fractured States of the mortal realms (before they were wiped out in the Age of Chaos of course). I presume they’re quite different from Sigmars cities.
I have, actually, in Nagash: The Undying King.
That said, I’d love to write another book (or even a series!) set full on in the Age of Myth, before everything went to hell in a hand-basket. Unfortunately, there’s not much interest in it at the moment – at least from me.
I know Gav Thorpe’s newest novel, The Red Feast, is set in the time before the Age of Chaos. And David Annandale’s Neferata: Mortarch of Blood is set partially in the Age of Myth. So if you’re looking for that sort of thing, why not check those out?
Black Library released a new volume of Inferno this weekend, and it includes a new Topek Greel story by me. “Bonegrinder” sees Greel’s attempt to engineer a gang-war derailed as he’s forced to fight for his life, and his honour as a Steelgate King, against a savage denizen of the underhive – a monstrous sumpkroc called Bonegrinder. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Black Library has released a new omnibus, Knights of the Empire, containing my first Warhammer Fantasy novel, Knight of the Blazing Sun, as well as all of my ‘Knights of Manaan’ short stories. Continue reading