I think anyone who knows me knows that I have a bit of a thing about mummies. You can keep your vampires and werewolves, if there’s a bandaged critter lurking somewhere – I can’t actually get away from them, either. If I go to a museum, I’ll always end up finding the mummies. I love […]
the necromancer's apprentice
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Theophilius Hopgood sat at his desk, the quill in his hand poised above a parchment strip. He peered through his glasses at the small glass bottle on the shelf of the desk. Tiny blue particles drifted to and fro, disturbing the pale green mist inside the vial. Hopgood dipped the quill into the ink and […]
The shrine to Beseda lay deep in the bowels of the Underground City. It could only be reached by a twisting staircase that cut its way through layers of black and grey rock, a staircase frequently blocked by the sheer number of supplicants trying to enter or leave the shrine. Its lack of natural light […]
As far as I can tell, I’ve been tagged three times to do the Next Big Thing meme, by Cathy Russell, Richard Bon and Andrew Reid. So I figured I might as well give it a shot… Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing What is the working title of your book? The Necromancer’s […]
The fishwives stand in a line along the sea wall, their arms outstretched as if they’d hold back the tide. They wear near-identical clothing, choosing the drab colours of those who dwell in the Underground City. The only difference between them is within the lace motifs of their mud brown shawls, motifs which mirror the […]