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.
For those interested, there’s a new patron-only short story available over at my Patreon. “Vast, Black, Brooding” finds writer and fashionable weirdo, Charles Fort, investigating a monstrous mystery in a New York speakeasy, alongside Theodore Dreiser. Guest-starring Dutch Schultz and Bugsy Siegel! Continue reading
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
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
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
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