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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Hell Hounds
Black Gate Fantasy Review

The fine team over at Black Gate Fantasy have been kind enough to take a look at Hell Hounds, the latest adventure dealing the exploits of Satan's Reaper- Daemon Grim - and his pack of bounty hunters.

You can see what they think

As one of the leading lights in speculative fiction, Black Gate certainly know their stuff...
So its rather gratifying to see how much they enjoy Grim's latest outing.


If you'd like to find out more, take a look at the side bar where you'll find further details about the wonderful world of hell, or delve into Black Gate's main site, where you'll surely find something to pique your interest...

You might even like to find out what Black gate thought about Daemon Grim's first novel-length adventure...

Why not dip your toes in the lake of fire?
There's always room for more.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Its Always Darkest Before the Dawn

Warriors brought together from different eras and by loss & circumstance.

A relentless foe determined to eradicate all life.

A hopeless task, perhaps?

Not for the IX!

neither the beginning nor the end...
But the adventure in between.

Witness for yourself military science fiction as it should be, when the prelude to all the Ninth's sorrows are decided forever.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Reasons to Consider the IX Series

Since it's release in 2015, the IX Series has gone from strength to strength.

Critically acclaimed by Nebula award winners, vine reviewers, and the leading lights of speculative fiction (Amazing Stories and Black Gate Fantasy included), the IX series still holds the #1 slot on Goodreads in 13 - Yes, thirteen - different categories.

And the reviews for the latest chapter of the saga have begun to roll in.
Look what readers are saying:

I enjoyed 'The IX: Prelude To Sorrow, Book 3' in this awesome “The IX” Trilogy. No spoilers here. It’s very well written and I couldn’t stop turning those pages. A wonderful addition to my e-library. Highly recommend for sci-fi action lovers.
I give it five stars!

Action, action, action. This is a stunning saga both in its story and quality of writing. "The IX: Prelude to Sorrow"
by Andrew P. Weston, is a strong follow up to books one and two of the IX series, Impressive wrap up.
Wow. Five Stars.

Thank you to those reviewers, whoever you are.

And to the rest of you who might not yet have heard the call to arms.
Why not give The IX a try?


Death is only the beginning of the adventure

Friday, February 2, 2018

Prelude to Sorrow

So, here it is. The critically acclaimed story of what really might have happened to the infamous "Lost" 9th Legion of Rome comes full circle with yet another fine cover by the talented 
Roy Mauritsen.

If you want to discover more about the evolution of the IX Series, make sure to flip over to the IX Blog (Link at the top of the page). 

You know it makes sense:

Friday, January 19, 2018

Forthcoming Cover Reveal
The IX Series

It's not often a forthcoming release brings with it a tinge of sadness.
This one does because its a series I will be sorry to see come to rest.

The journey started a couple of years back with The IX, a debut novel for Perseid Press introducing us to an alternative rendering of what might have happened to the lost 9th Legion of Rome after they marched into the swirling mists of Caledonia around 100 AD.

Their story, and that of their fellow protagonists - (A 19th-century US Cavalry contingent sent on a secret mission by presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, and a team of near-future anti-terrorist commandos) - continued in Exordium of Tears, a bitter tale of courage in the face of great adversity and personal loss.

And soon, their journey comes full circle in
Prelude to Sorrow

But will the adventure come to an end?
Does death finally claim a victory?
Will our heroes ever see home again?
What becomes of Arden?

Ah, for that you'll have to wait a few more months.

In the meantime - stay tuned until the end of the January when the template for the latest cover is revealed on the IX's very own blog. 

If you hear the call - buy links are incorporated within the right hand side bar.
Until then, keep your eyes peeled. 

And Remember...


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Do You?

At this time of year, it's fitting to remember why it is we have the freedom to live and express ourselves as we do. Sometimes, the younger generation forgets how much they owe to those they often ridicule. 

Those of us who are older know better.

If I may, I'd like to share a little something I wrote some years back following a reunion.
I hope you like it:

Never Forget

The trumpet wails,
Its solitary lament reminding me,
Of duty, of sacrifice,
But most of all, of deep abiding loss.
A wreath of encircled heads fly at half mast about me.
Lowering in respect, they set like a flag, with the setting of the sun…
We shan’t forget.

I don’t need a flower or a monument of stone.
For the scars of war are threaded deep,
Wounds that pierce through the generations of my family,
Stitching grief within my heart, grafting pain to my memories.
Fields of green, crosses of white, roots stained ruby red,
This is my heritage…
And I can’t forget.

How many of my family never knew kith and kin,
Except through faded photo or by crumbling citation?
I look at history, now, as I write,
Framed there–in pride of place–upon my wall.
Six generations worth of gaily colored ribbon and shiny metal,
Masking the worth of the blood that was spilt, and the true poignant cost of war…
I won’t forget.

Did my Great-grandfather, William, ever get to kiss his wife goodbye?
Or Granddad Fred, tussle the hair of his own precious son?
How many actually left, promising sincerely they would return?
All of them, I’m sure.
With a stiff upper lip and a brave farewell, they concealed their heavy hearts.
All marched away…But, oh so few came back…
I mustn’t forget.

Because who will remain to tell their story?
Remember! The pages of history turn more quickly than we know,
And squander the harvest of such hard won labors.
A freedom to assemble, to riot and protest,
Condemning the sacrifices of the brave to the gutter...
Well not I!
Nor those in my family, either, who like me, leapt into the breach, time and time again…

We will never forget.

(A constant reminder to myself...No matter what uniform I wear.
From little boy to man, our legacy continues.)


Friday, October 27, 2017

Hell Hounds
Yours For The Price of Your Soul

Heroes in Hell is a series of shared world fantasy books, within the genre Bangsian horror/fantasy, created and edited by Janet Morris and written by her, Chris Morris, C. J. Cherryh and others. The first 12 novels in the saga were published by Baen Books between 1986 and 1989, and stories from the series include both Hugo Award winners and Nebula Award nominees. The series was resurrected in 2011 by Janet Morris with the thirteenth book and eighth anthology in the series, Lawyers in Hell, followed by six more anthologies and three novels between 2012 and 2017.

So, how does it work?

The shared world premise of Heroes in Hell (also called The Damned Saga) is that all the despicable despots and vilest vagabonds from history – and some of the more notable fictional horrors – wind up in Hell together after death, where they set out to continue their dastardly ways. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy states "In the long series of shared world adventures begun with Heroes in Hell, Hell becomes an arena in which all the interesting villains in history can come together to continue the relentless pursuit of their various ends.” Brian Stableford commented that the series "adapted the backcloth of Dantean fantasy as a stage for violent adventures with ironic echoes of infernal comedy.

Does that make you hanker for more?

It should do. Imagine the scope of what you can do with such a formula, for it gives you a crucible in which your most abhorrent aspirations and contemptible cravings can be stirred into a frenzy and unleashed on your imagination.
It’s little wonder the series continues to go from strength to strength:

And do you know what, the Heroes in Hell Universe just got bigger.

If you remember, Doctors in Hell, published in 2015, introduced us to Satan’s go-to genocidal guy in times of trouble, the Goth of Goth’s, Daemon Grim – who just so happens to be none other than the Reaper himself. Fans of the series were delighted when Grim went on to star in his very own Heroes in Hell adventure – Hell Bound.
In Hell Bound, we met some of the slimiest, most duplicitous scum ever to have tarnished the pages of literature, and the book went on to become an international #1 hit. So much so, that fans have clamored for more ever since.

Well, you’ll be glad to know the sequel has arrived.

Entitled, Hell Hounds, it’s a dog eat dog – hunt you down – chew you up and spit you out rollercoaster ride of mishap, misery and mayhem. A quest in which you get to journey throughout some of the topsiest-turviest realms imaginable, and a place with so much action that you’ll learn that Grim’s bite can be far, far worse than his bark.

But don’t take my word for it.

Press the link to get your very own copy and immerse yourself in some of the bloodiest atrocities this side of perdition.