As Sure as Death


I wrote a brief thing about my forthcoming novel, Soul Wars, for Black Library. It’s over at the Warhammer Community site, if you’re interested in reading it. And just a reminder – there’s a contest going on, with a special edition of Soul Wars up for grabs.

The book will be available as a special edition at Black Library Live, and released as a hardback, ebook, and MP3 audiobook on the same week as the new edition of Age of Sigmar. 

Who is the Royal Occultist?


Of all the characters I’ve created, and stories I’ve written over the past decade, I’m perhaps the proudest of the Royal Occultist. I’ve written more stories featuring Charles St. Cyprian and his assistant, Ebe Gallowglass, than I ever intended, and their continued popularity with my readers is both gratifying and humbling. I’ve enjoyed writing every single story, from “Krampusnacht” to “The Faceless Fiend”.

A few years ago, I hit on the idea of expanding the ‘Royal Occultist universe’ with regular write-ups about the setting, including information about reoccurring characters like Philip Wendy-Smythe or villains like the monstrous Hound of Mons, as well as a look at places like the house on Cheyne Walk, and even descriptions of the tools of the trade, like the Monas Glyph or Gallowglass’ ever-present Webley-Fosbery revolver. But I’ve never really managed to get it going – until now.

I’ve decided to make the ‘Royal Occultist universe’ a regular feature on this site – hopefully once a week, but at least a few times a month. Check the Royal Occultist Facebook page for updates. You can also click the ‘royal occultist’ tag, to see everything on this site.

Starting things off this week is a look at the main characters of the series – Charles St. Cyprian and Ebe Gallowglass… (more…)

Haar’s War


Just dropping a reminder here that the first two instalments of the Blackshields audio-drama series are available to purchase in both CD and MP3 format. You can listen to excerpts from both on their respective Black Library pages, and download them via Black Library, Audible and iTunes. Click the images above to check them out at the Black Library website.

You can also check out a few reviews, from Mass Movement and Track of Words, as well as this brief interview I did with the latter.

And as ever, if you enjoyed them, please consider dropping a quick review on Amazon or Goodreads, or even on social media.