Monthly Archives: November 2014

Queen of Fire – US Cover Reveal

The US cover for Queen of Fire seems to be percolating out through various places today so I thought I’d go ahead and share it. Heartfelt thanks to everyone at Ace for their hard work on this. Blurb on the Amazon pre-order page.

Queen of Fire cover

Last 30 days Book Recommendations

My (seemingly endless) mission to recommend a book a day until Christmas continues. Listed below are the last 30 days books recommendations originally made via Twitter with links to my Goodreads reviews, enjoy:

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

The Complete Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson

The 13th Valley by John M. Del Vecchio

Sandman vol 1 – Neil Gaiman

The Middle Kingdom (Chung Kuo #1) by David Wingrove

Famous Monsters by Kim Newman

Waylander by David Gemmell

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

I am Legend by Richard Matheson

Chickenhawk by Robert Mason

The Terror by Dan Simmons

The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman

Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield

The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

Bomber Command by Max Hastings

William Blake: The Complete Writings

1812: Napoeleon’s Fatal March on Moscow by Adam Zamoyski

Legend by David Gemmell

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Promise of Blood by Brian McLellan

Count Zero by William Gibson

White Jazz by James Ellroy

The Queen of Bedlam by Robert R. McCammon

The Hell of it All by Charlie Brooker

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

The Smoke by Tom Barling

First Light by Geoffrey Wellum

The Black Death by Philip Ziegler

I, Partridge by Steve Coogan et al

Queen of Fire – Pre-order Pages

Pre-order pages for Queen of Fire are now active on, and iBooks. The UK release date is 2nd July 2015 followed by the US release on the 7th. No covers yet, and the blurb for the UK version hasn’t gone up. Also, no page as yet for the UK Kindle version as far as I can tell. Anyway, happy pre-ordering. I’ll update the links on the Books page when the covers appear.

and ‘Blood Song’ in Czech is…

Píseň krve. To be released on 27th November and available for pre-order now from:

Blood Song Czech cover

Tower Lord – Semi-finalist in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate Tower Lord for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2014 in the fantasy category. The awards have now reached the semi-final round and I was surprised to find Tower Lord had been included as it didn’t originally appear in the list of nominations, and has only made it this far because enough people submitted ‘write-in votes’ to ensure its inclusion. The support and encouragement I have received from readers since beginning this whole journey a few years ago has been one of its most rewarding aspects. So, even if Tower Lord doesn’t advance any further in the awards, I already feel like I won something special.

Voting in the semi-final round closes on November 15, with the top 10 books in each category advancing to the next stage. Please take the time to drop by and cast a vote for the book of your choice:


tower-lord-cover goodreads award