Choose Your Own Adventure: Or, Ways to Read The Godless and Leviathan’s Blood.

When I was a kid, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books. I don’t know what, exactly, my fascination was. They were by and large speculative fiction, but not great SF, and they were written in an ordinary, characterless second person. ‘You open the door,’ they would say. ‘You fall down the well.’ But I […]


The Hugos. The Trolls. The Exhaustion.

The Hugo nominations have been announced. Once again, they are dominated by a slate of nominations from ‘conservative’ SF fans, the Sad and Rabid Puppies. The latter were, it appears, much more successful this year than the former. 64 of the 81 nominations coincide with that slate. Others do appear on the Sad Puppies, however. […]

Giveaways for the Godless and Leviathan’s Blood. 1

  Just a quick heads up about some giveaways I’m running on Goodreads. I’m giving away paperbacks, hardcovers, and signed hardcovers for my two fantasy novels, The Godless, and Leviathan’s Blood. You do, sadly, need an account on Goodreads to enter, but I’m trying it out, to see if it makes for a nice way […]


Want to be a Writer? Courses, Workshops, and School

  Imagine that you are empty.   That’s how you should begin to think of yourself at the start of your career as an author. You won’t, but it is how you should. I certainly didn’t think of myself as being empty, twenty odd years ago. I thought I was well read, I thought I […]

Leviathan’s Blood Soundtrack

I made a soundtrack for The Godless last year for fun. It wasn’t professional, or full of music I made – Andrew Macrae’s Trucksong is a brilliant example of that – but I enjoyed making it and so I made one for Leviathan’s Blood. The soundtrack works just like it did in The Godless: one piece […]

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Leviathan’s Blood Released! 1

Yes, it’s true. Leviathan’s Blood has been released! You should buy it. You should review it. You should tell your friends about it. Perhaps even your enemies. I’m pretty happy with it, myself. It’s the middle of the trilogy, the Empire of the Children Trilogy, and there are things in this book that I am […]

Leviathan’s Blood Extracts

  Just a quick post to let you know that if you go here, you can read the prologue to Leviathan’s Blood, and if you go here, you can read the following three scenes. Feel free to share them around.


Leviathan’s Blood: Nearing Release

Yesterday, copies of Leviathan’s Blood arrived. These were the UK editions. The book will be released on April 7th, so just over a week from now. Germany and America will follow in May, on the 2nd and 31st respectively. It’s a big, cool book, I reckon – I like it more than The Godless because […]

Leviathan’s Blood Full Cover (Plus, News) 2

  Above is the very slick, very cool full cover for Leviathan’s Blood. It’ll be published in the UK (and surrounding colonies) on April 7th. The US edition (which also has this nice cover) will be published on May 31st. In Germany, it will be published on May 2nd. Feel free to pre-order the editions […]

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Leviathan’s Blood Cover Reveal

Nice, hey? This is the UK version of the cover. I’ll show the US one when it is released, but if you want to know more, there is a blog post over at TorUK that you can read, which has a bit more detail. You can also pre-order the book if you are so inclined […]