New Stephen Hunt novel, In Dark Service, for £1.99 if you pre-order now.

My British publisher Gollancz are reducing the price of their digital e-Book editions debuts this year to £1.99 … for the first week of publication and on any pre-orders as well.

My next novel – the first in my new Far-Called series – ‘In Dark Service’ is one of those being included in their scheme. ‘In Dark Service’ is coming out 15th May 2014, and the e-book pre-orders for it are available on Amazon at

If print, aka dead tree, is still your bag, the link is

So, if you decide to purchase the e-book at any time up to a week after it’s been published, you’ll do so for less money than a Saturday newspaper!

In Dark Service

Now that’s making your budget stretch a little further.

There’s also a USA-link to the e-book at – but as usual, Amazon is blocking half the details from my UK-based web connection. I’m currently awaiting news from Gollancz as to whether the e-book will be available at the low intro price in the USA too (or, indeed, at all).

Here’s the blurb . . .

Jacob Carnehan has settled down. He’s living a comfortable, quiet life, obeying the law and minding his own business while raising his son Carter … on those occasions when he isn’t having to bail him out of one scrape or another. His days of adventure are – thankfully – long behind him.

Carter Carnehan is going out of his mind with boredom. He’s bored by his humdrum life, frustrated that his father won’t live a little, and longs for the bright lights and excitement of anywhere-but-here. He’s longing for an opportunity to escape, and test himself against whatever the world has to offer.

Carter is going to get his opportunity. He’s caught up in a village fight, kidnapped by slavers and, before he knows it, is swept to another land. A lowly slave, surrounded by technology he doesn’t understand, his wish has come true: it’s him vs. the world. He can try to escape, he can try to lead his fellow slaves, or he can accept the inevitable and try to make the most of the short, brutal existence remaining to him.

… unless Jacob gets to him first and, no matter the odds, he intends to. No one kidnaps his son and gets away with it – and if it come to it, he’ll force Kings to help him on his way, he’ll fight, steal, blackmail and betray his friends in the name of bringing Carter home.

Wars will be started. Empires will fall. And the Carnehan family will be reunited, one way or another…


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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