The Constellation of Alarion and Other Stories. Ten insightful science fiction tales from one of British sci-fi and fantasy’s most intriguing authors. In Most Exalted, the hero of the seven systems now resides in retirement, but when a series of suspicious deaths rock his veterans’ home, will his dubious past catch finally up with him? In Charioteer, countries settle disputes the old fashioned way, trial by combat. As the eve of a great contest draws close, will Soola finally step out of her brother’s shadow and embrace her true destiny? In the Constellation of Alarion, a fabulous treasure lies hidden in the midst of a deadly labyrinth. Can three galaxy-hopping rogues overcome the maze’s lethal traps and their own bumbling inadequacies to claim it? Explore ten tantalising tales and take a glimpse into a beguiling sci-fi future from one of fantastic fiction’s most fascinating talents.
“A hugely inventive sci-fi author” – David Bradley
Feast of the Dead Dashing French Lieutenant, Gaston d’Bois, is reassigned to the XIIIth Imperial Death’s Head Hussars and charged with leading these “thieves on horseback” into the Spanish interior, in search of intelligence, supplies and plunder.Forced to take refuge in the Monasterio de St Cloud, d’Bois encounters the unworldly Doctor Malfeas and the beautiful nurse, Mademoiselle Brockenhurst. Yet this former house of the holy holds many outré secrets and d’Bois faces fresh battles on all fronts, including the mystery which lies at the heart of the Monasterio itself, an ancient and terrible enigma which threatens both the lives and souls of all who encounter it. Alone, deep behind enemy lines and beset on all sides, can d’Bois survive his first real command and prevent the horrible unravelling of the feast of the dead?
“An epic, swashbuckling Napoleonic adventure expertly blended with chilling Lovecraftian horror” – Sci-fi and Fantasy Reviewer
The d’Bois Escapades Volume 1 This first anthology volume of Mon Dieu Cthulhu! contains the first two adventures, The Crystal Void (Illustrated Version) and Feast of the Dead and comprises the first collected volume of the adventures of dashing French beau sabreur Gaston d’Bois.
“Great story, interesting characters, lots of sword and musket action, and the potential for future stories in an underutilised setting.” – Sci-fi and Fantasy Reviewer
Before the Flood – (Seraph Book Four) In the near future, flood waters have swamped Britain and malevolent sea creatures haunt its coasts driving the survivors inland. When a mysterious island surfaces off the coast, a team of British militia under the command of Sergeant Emma Stokes is dispatched to investigate. But a chance meeting with the mysterious Major Seraph takes them on a dangerous odyssey through this drowned world, to the hidden fortress-city of Gwaelod, which seems to offer new hope in the battle against the creatures. But as humanity clutches on by its fingertips, who are the real enemies in this deadly flooded world?
The Cricket Dictionary – A lexicon of cricketing terms culled from the village green to the Test arena, which chronicles the strange, amusing, and esoteric language associated with the greatest of all games in one comprehensive, amusing and indispensable tome. Cricket is a game rich with and enriched by, its own unique language. Often perplexing to the uninitiated, every cricketer worth his place in a starting XI will know his googly from his Chinaman, but over the years many other words, terms and phrases have evolved to reflect every aspect of cricketing life and parlance. A droll look at the language of cricket and how it has evolved, in a humorous, informative tome which will bring a knowing smile to the face of millions of cricket players, watchers and fans.
The Trellborg Monstrosities (Seraph Book One)
It is 1943 and the war hangs on a knife edge. Set free by a leading Nazi occultist, an ancient evil stirs in the snowy fastnesses of the Norwegian border, threatening to unleash an ancient artefact which could not only alter the course of the war, but the fate of humanity itself.
Hope though endures, as a band of brave resistance fighters and a crack team of British special forces combine to plunge deep behind enemy lines to confront this ancient horror. Yet is their strange civilian adviser, the mysterious Mister Seraph, truly on the side of the angels or pursuing some dark agenda of his own? Can the fearful Trellborg terror even be defeated by mere mortal men? “A wonderfully evocative tale of blood, bullets and ice.” David J Rodger
The Crystal Void (Seraph Book Two)
The year is 1810 and as Napoleon’s Grand Armee chases Wellington’s expeditionary force back through Portugal to the lines of Torres Verdras, the dashing if rather dim French Hussar Gaston d’Bois is astonished to encounter the love of his life.
But the fragrant Odette is soon swept away, abducted, before d’Bois can consummate his passion by the Marquis Da Foz, a ruthless and sadistic Portuguese noblemen. The hot blooded Hussar is soon in deadly pursuit, but can d’Bois save both his true love’s virtue and his own life and who, truly, is the mysterious British ally Major Seraph who comes to his aid?
What strange horrors lurk within the shadows of Da Foz’s ancient Moorish fortress and can the heroic duo foil Da Foz’s dark machinations, defeat Da Foz’s unnatural allies, rescue the delightful Odette and ultimately prevent the opening of the feared Crystal Void?
Tomb of the Aeons (Seraph Book Three)
‘The sands of the desert seem as unchanging as the aeons, but they constantly shift reform and remake themselves, so that one is always looking at a frozen moment in perpetual chaos.’ Commander Siegfried
It is 1941 and as Ernst Rommel, the Desert Fox, swings his great armoured right hook to send the British Eighth Army scurrying back toward Egypt, the crew of Ingrid, a mark IV panzer pursue a lone British tank into the deep wastes. But in the subsequent engagement they are ambushed and knocked out by another British tank’s guns.
When they awake hours later, Ingrid’s commander Siegfried and his surviving crew begin the long weary trudge back to their own lines, but soon become lost in an unnatural sand storm which seems to blow up from nowhere. When they stumble upon a strange temple complex and find a unit of dead Black Sun SS, they are forced to penetrate deep into the heart of the unholy ziggurats and recover a lost artefact, the Fangs of Set, by their fellow captive, Captain Seraph. Will they defeat this charnel house’s newly awoken inhabitants and can they survive the horror lurking at the very centre of this tomb of the aeons?
The Seraph Chronicles Volume One: Tales of the White Witchman
The omnibus edition consists of the first three books in the Seraph series, The Trellborg Monstrosities, The Crystal Void and Tomb of the Aeons collected in one omnibus edition and features a brand new introduction to the series by the author.
The Trellborg Monstrosities: The Modiphius Edition (companion to the RPG scenario) It is 1943 and the war hangs on a knife edge. Set free by a leading Nazi occultist, an ancient evil stirs in the snowy fastnesses of the Norwegian border, threatening to unleash a terrifying artefact which could not only alter the course of the war, but change the fate of humanity itself.
Hope though, endures, as a band of brave resistance partisans and heroic British special forces plunges deep behind enemy lines to confront the ancient horror. Yet, is their strange civilian adviser, the mysterious Mister Seraph, truly on the side of the angels or pursuing some dark agenda of his own? Can the fearful Trellborg terror even be defeated by mere mortal men? Join The Trellborg Monstrosities Facebook page for more info, bonus art and updates!
Terror in the Arctic Circle! If you enjoyed the Trellborg Monstrosities novella, or you’re a fan of dark adventures in the Cthulhu mythos why not play The Trellborg Monstrosities the game? Comes in both Call of Cthulhu (6th edition) and Savage World editions! Play as either the British special forces or your own characters and join the mysterious Mister Seraph and the heroic Norwegian resistance on a mission deep behind enemy lines to confront an ancient evil. Inside you will find everything that you need for hours of gripping roleplaying:
• A standalone multi-part adventure for hours of spine-chilling play.
• Detailed maps of the frozen border of Norway and Finland, the village of Trellborg, and an abandoned Nazi camp.
• Four pre-generated investigator characters to get you straight into the action.
• Rules for new skills, spells and equipment.
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Tom or the Peepers’ and Voyeurs’ Handbook is the story of a young, suburban Telephone engineer in a northern town in the UK in the late Eighties – and his secret life as a nocturnal voyeur.
Using his job as cover, Tom stalks, stakes out and observes his round of specially selected girls and records his adventures in his self-penned Peepers’ and Voyeurs’ Handbook.
But underpinning this apparently lurid premise, lies an exploration of the character and motivation of this self-appointed ‘public voyeur number one’, during what proves to be the most significant day of his life.
Subtitled an unconventional love story, Tom shifts between past and present, chronicling Tom’s current addiction while slowly revealing the tragic motivation which has driven him to this life.
But as events unfold, Tom faces a stark, defining choice, should he choose a delicious but always ultimately unsatisfactory fantasy existence or explore the dangerous, uncharted waters of an uncertain but very real relationship?