By the light of the flux-fires, the acolytes waited and murmured uneasily among themselves. In the hellish glow of the great bonfires, daemon-shapes murmured softly, eagerly, in a tongue that none save the adepts, in their feathered war-masks , could understand.
Abruptly, the flux-fires blazed up, clawing at the stars above, as if to wrench them from the firmament. For a moment, the flames wavered and split, as if parted by monstrous hands, and beyond them, a howling void of endless colour and light spun in a lunatic pattern.
A moment later, a tall, masked figure stepped forth from within the shimmering flux-flames, staff in hand. The acolytes stiffened attentively, as the newcomer began to speak. Perhaps it was time, at last, for the Cockatrice Conclave to go to war… (more…)
I’ve been a bit quiet on the work-in-progress front, mostly due to the work in question. I’m knee-deep in the new book, and it’s taking up the majority of my brain space of late. Still, I’ve owed an update for a two weeks now, so…here we go. (more…)
I’ve been kicking around the idea of setting up a Patreon page for a year or two, now. Weighing the pros and cons. It never quite seemed feasible. It still doesn’t, frankly. But this year, for a variety of reasons, I decided to give it a shot. (more…)
The audio version of Airship 27’s 2014 anthology, Occult Detectives, is now available as as audio book, courtesy of Radio Archives. Besides my contribution, it includes stories by Joel Jenkins, Jim Beard and Ron Fortier. (more…)
Plague Garden, by Josh Reynolds (Fall)
Josh is an author of great verve and imaginative flair, able to move between the science fiction, horror and fantasy genres with ease and aplomb. Plague Garden is fast-moving adventure story set in Games Workshop’s gothic Age of Sigmar setting. It is fantasy writ large – with a huge cast of heroes, villains and monsters, all fighting to survive in a dangerous, unpredictable landscape, the eponymous plague garden itself. For this is a realm within a realm, a universe of pure magic, where the normal rules of reality do not apply, and the power of a man’s soul can be stronger than the steel of his sword. – Lindsey D le Doux Priestley, senior editor
Isn’t that nice? I hope they use that ‘power of a man’s soul can be stronger than the steel of his sword’ bit for the blurb on the back cover.