Back to the … Future?

A bit of a blast from the past, this week, with the revised editions of my first two fantasy novels – For The Crown and the Dragon, and its sequel, The Fortress in The Frost – hitting the streets in both print and e-book format for the first time in thirty years.

I offered to do the revisions to coincide with the Crown & Dragon RPG for #SavageWorlds, as it seemed a bit mean to gamers to have an RPG based on my Triple Realm universe without the accompanying novels to dive into. It’ll only take a week or so to give these two a quick clean-up, I reasoned. Did it, bol*^&&%s.

Whether it’s a weakness for word tweakery or escaping the prison of perfectionism freakery, I spent far longer than a single morning taking out a comma, while devoting all afternoon sweating putting it back in again. Many months later, in which I probably could have written an original fantasy trilogy, the deadly duology, the pernicious pairing, is back once more and street-legal for you.

If you’re one of my lovely Patreon supporters at, you’ve had access to the whole painful process and could download the e-books early as part of your support (with print copies landing soon for me to sign and get off to those supporting me at the ‘Lord Commander of the Dead Tree’-level and ‘Goddess Emperor: Order of the High Stoat’-level).

As for the rest of you, you can now finally get yourself over to Amazon at and or put in an order with your favourite book-shop (via wholesaler Ingram – ISBNs 9780952288503 and 9780952288510).


I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

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