Today on the blog, I’m welcoming British writer, Craig Hallam, whose fantasy and steampunk writings are as varied as they are brilliant – which is to say: muchly. I’ve had the absolute pleasure of chin-wagging with Craig in person on multiple occasions, since we met in Leeds about two years ago.
His newest novel Old Haunts (The Adventures of Alan Shaw #2) is due for release on the 24th March 2018 from Inspired Quill Press.
Here’s the lowdown:
THE ADVENTURES OF ALAN SHAW:
For Alan Shaw, escaping the workhouse was only the beginning of the adventure.
For an orphan growing up alone on the streets of Victorian London, staying alive is a daily battle, filled with choices a child should never have to make. This is Alan’s lot in life, until he is offered more money than he can imagine; enough to take him to the new world to begin a new life. He only has to complete one task; something that could bring the British Empire to its knees.
In a series of adventures that take him from sea to sky, from Brighton to Bombay, Alan grows up in a steam-driven era where Automatons walk the streets of London and dirigibles master the air. Pitted against mad alchemists, tentacled submersibles, bomb-wielding saboteurs and the apocalyptic army of the Ordo Fenris, Alan has his work cut out for him.
With a past as dark as his, who knows what Alan might grow up to be?
The Adventures of Alan Shaw is an epic Steampunk adventure spanning five incredible tales, from the author of Gothic Steampunk fable Greaveburn.
And I’ve read Greaveburn and its a great fantasy novel, filled with eclectic characters if you like a multiple POV approach to your fantasy.
The blurb for Old Haunts:
Now the cover:
Preorder OLD HAUNTS through Amazon.
About the author:
I’m Craig Hallam. By day, I generally try to stay out of the light. By night, I write works Speculative Fiction spanning as many genres as he can.
Tackling short stories since late 2008, my tales have sullied the pages of the British Fantasy Society, Misanthrope Press, Pill Hill Press, and Murky Depths. I’ve managed to avoid winning a single award in this whole time and have decided to take that as an accolade in itself, whenever the tears stop falling.