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 “Chains and Promises”
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 “Mid-Year Update”
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 “Bonegrinder”
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 “For the Empire”