Sacre blue Mon Dieu Cthulhu! is finally released with a brand new book, Feast of the Dead, joining a new illustrated version of The Crystal Void and an anthology collection The d’Bois Escapades Volume One which features both titles (full details below).
All are available on Kindle or PDF versions, while Feast of the Dead and the d’Bois Escapades are also available as paperbacks from Amazon and DriveThruRPG.com. You can also check out my author pages on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com for further details (they’re still filtering through Amazon’s indexing systems) so name/author search if you’re having any problems!
The splendid Sci-fi and Fantasy Reviewer has been kind enough to call them: “Epic, swashbuckling Napoleonic adventure expertly blended with chilling Lovecraftian horror”
It’s always tough to label your own work but I’d call these intelligent pulp adventures, grand entertainments set in the age of sword, musket and cannon. They’re actually real fun to write, with a lighter tone allowing the wit, honour, grandeur and even humour of Napoleonic times to shine through.
If you like Flashman, Sharpe, or Arthur Conan-Doyle’s Brigadier Gerard, heroic adventures, or just battles against the Mythos in an brand new setting, then I hope you’ll enjoy the escapades of the dashing but occasionally dim Lieutenant Gaston d’Bois, of his Imperial Majesty’s XIIIth Death’s Head Hussars.
So be prepared to join him for a rip-roaring adventures as he battles against supernatural forces of darkness (and his own pride, folly and bad judgement).
It’s always a long road to publication but so glad to get these finally out and in the hands of the reading public.
It may be my name on the cover, but is always a team effort to get a book onto the shelves and so it’s huge thanks to Dim Martin for his awesome cover, readers Adam Selby-Martin and Martin Korda for their eagle eyes and excellent advice and especially, Richard Gale, who has been an absolute legend sustaining editing, proofreading, design and layout duties.
So now as always it’s over to you dear reader, to sample, read and savour. If you like what you read, please do drop by and say hello on my Twitter feed, or best of all, leave a review or rating on Amazon, Goodreads, Modiphius.net or DriveThruRPG.com – there’s no better feeling for a writer!
The Crystal Void Illustrated
“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
The year is 1810 and as Napoleon’s marshals chase Wellington’s expeditionary force 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 abducted by the Marquis Da Foz, a ruthless and sadistic Portuguese noblemen.
Joined by a mysterious British Major, the hot blooded Hussar is soon in deadly pursuit, but what strange horrors lurk within the shadows of Da Foz’s ancient Moorish fortress? Can the heroic duo foil Da Foz’s dark machinations, rescue the delightful Odette and ultimately prevent the opening of the dreaded Crystal Void?
Feast of the Dead
“An epic, swashbuckling Napoleonic adventure expertly blended with chilling Lovecraftian horror” – Sci-fi and Fantasy Reviewer
Dashing French Lieutenant, Gaston d’Bois, is reassigned to the XIIIth Imperial Death’s Head Hussars and charged with leading a detachment of 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?
The d’Bois Escapades: Volume One
This first anthology volume of Mon Dieu Cthulhu! contains the first two adventures, The Crystal Void (Illustrated Version) and Feast of the Dead.