A body drained of blood is found on Hampstead Heath. Three nights later, a white face is seen pressed against a window in Highgate. In Hampstead tube station, something titters in the shadows of the platform. In Surrey, a phone rings.
The agents of the Westenra Fund are on the case… Continue reading “The Westenra Fund”
I’ve posted a new story for patrons over at my Patreon today. “La Chauve-Souris” is a science-fiction story of sorts – it’s also a monster story, and maybe slightly Lovecraftian? – and one that went in a weird direction. Originally, I conceived of it as a detective story, but that’s not how it turned out. Continue reading “Wings of the Bat”
My newest Age of Sigmar novel, Soul Wars, is now available for pre-order from Black Library, as a limited edition, a hardback, ebook and an audiobook. Continue reading “Soul Wars”
Yesterday saw the wrap-up of my five part Royal Occultist serial, “The Coventry Street Terror”. If you haven’t caught up with it, why not do so this weekend?
All five parts are available on Patreon, and absolutely free to read, whether you’re a patron or not. Just click the ‘serial’ tag, and get started!
And if you’ve already read and enjoyed the story, why not take a moment to vote in this quick poll, regarding the possible further adventures of Baron Vordenburg?
For more on the adventures of St. Cyprian and Gallowglass, as well as past and future holders of the office, take a look at the Royal Occultist chronology on this site, as well as a number of free short stories, available only on Patreon. And be sure to ‘Like’ the Royal Occultist Facebook page, in order to keep up with all the latest news and info on the series!
Welcome to the second instalment of my look into the Royal Occultist universe. Today we’re taking a look at the Styrian monster-hunter, Baron Palman Vordenburg. Continue reading “The Baron and the Terror”
Recently I conducted a poll, asking readers what sort of Patreon story they’d like to read. Sword and sorcery won by a fair margin, and I intend to start work on that story in the next few weeks, but I thought I’d give patrons a horror story involving a coffin, a pond and a county work crew to tide them over.
“Hungerpillar” is a bit of an experiment for me, in terms of plot and pacing. I wanted to try my hand at a proper weird tale, something I haven’t written in a while. Much like “The Bayonet”, it’s light on plot and explanations and heavy (I hope) on atmosphere and tension. I enjoyed writing it, and hopefully, you’ll enjoy reading it!
If you do enjoy it, be sure to check out the other stories on my Patreon page – including a number which are free to read – and perhaps leave a comment, hit the ‘Like’ button, or even consider becoming a patron.
An entry from my commonplace book to start the week off. This time around, it’s various infernal infants, night battlers and good walkers. Continue reading “Night Battlers”